• AWCC National Celebration Rally 11 - 13 July 2014

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The Association of Waterways Cruising Clubs will be celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary Year in 2014, and to mark this event, a National Celebration Rally is taking place from
Friday 11th until Sunday 13th July 2014.


Still time to book – register now!


The rally will be hosted by the Black Buoy Cruising Club, Bridge 69, Grand Union Canal, Knowle, Warwickshire.

Download an Entry Form


There will be musical entertainment in the main marquee on Friday and Saturday evenings, plus other events during Saturday and Sunday on the Rally field.

Craft Tent

A marquee hosting arts and craft stalls will be open during the Rally.


The following food will be available for purchase by Rally entrants

  • Friday Evening: Jacket Potatoes
  • Saturday Breakfast Rolls
  • Saturday Evening: ‘Pig Roast’
  • Sunday Breakfast Rolls

Entry Forms

Boaters wishing to attend the rally will need to fill in the National Rally 2014 Application form. The cost of entry will be £20.00 per boat. Contact your AWCC rep or AWCC Club Secretary for an application form or download a PDF version by clicking here.  Please note that the form must be completed and returned to the address on the form by post. Entries cannot be accepted by email.

Conditions of Entry

  1. Entries for the rally must be made on the Rally application form, available from AWCC Club secretaries, AWCC Reps and AWCC National Officers . The entry covers the boat named. No refunds can be made.
  2. Third party insurance must be held for a minimum of £3,000,000
  3. A current Canal and River Trust licence must be displayed
  4. A plaque will be awarded to all craft entering and attending the rally
  5. Toilets must not be discharged into the waterway
  6. All boats and their occupants must comply with the Mooring Officers instructions
  7. Adults are responsible for their children and pets at all times. Please do not allow dogs to foul the rally site
  8. The Mooring Officer reserves the right to remove any craft from its mooring prior to and during the rally should, in his opinion, the need arise. Moorings are strictly non-transferable.
  9. Limited moorings for registered disabled will be available. Please send a copy of blue badge and details of disability.
  10. Boats will be double moored
  11. The Organisers cannot be held responsible for persons or damage to property however caused, and their rulings in this matter are final
  12. Block Bookings: Only entries submitted pinned together will be moored together, subject to size permitting
  13. The Organisers reserve the right to stop accepting entries
  14. No trading will be permitted from any boats entered via the Rally Application Form
  15. Early arrival of boats is possible.

 Questions or Queries?

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Apologies – this trip has been cancelled.

Coach travel + all inclusive ticket to HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, Mary Rose etc. in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Boat trip around Historic Harbour also included.

All inclusive cost £38.00 per person.

There are 3 picnic areas on site, so this outing will be ‘Bring your own Food’.

Pick up 1 Potters Bar Station forecourt. 8.00am.  (All day parking in station car park. £2.00 from ticket machine.)

Pick up 2 West London Motor C C. 8.45am.

Leave Portsmouth 5.00pm.

Payment (before April 1st) please, direct to:

Bob Langley, 4 Auckland Road, Potters Bar, Herts. EN6 3ES

cheques. to  AWCC (London Region)

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Saturday 15th March 2014 at 11AM

Two delegates from each AWCC Member Club may attend, each Member Club having one vote by a delegate attending the meeting.

Resolutions requiring a formal vote or decision be notified to National Secretary by 6th January 2014

Items for discussion on the AGM Agenda, or nominations for NEC Posts, be notified to National Secretary by 24th February 2014

Notification of Attendance to National Secretary by Email to secretary@awcc.org.uk by 24th February, Agenda and other information will then be sent by email to attendees.

Lunch will be available, but must be booked in advance, last day for booking 8th March, by email to secretary@awcc.org.uk or phone to National Secretary, details below.

Published by AWCC National Secretary, Roland Dotchin.
Phones:  Mob 07890094125 Land 0161 442 5550

AWCC National Constitution Changes, proposed and approved by NEC

Item 10.1(a) delete to all member organisations and associate member organisations

Item 10.1(a) add to all regional secretarys for issue to all their regional member organisations and associate member organisations. 2. All unattached member organisations.

Item 10.1(a) delete90 add 45 item 10.1(b) delete 70 add 45

Item 10.1© delete 56 add 21 item 11(a) delete 56 add 45

Item 11(b) delete 56 add 21

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BSS  have issued a notice reminding boaters to use their Barbeque sensibly in this hot weather – keep it off the boat and well away!

Full details here:  NR004 13 Do not use BBQs on boats

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BSS have issued a warning to boaters on the use of portable gas appliances such as cookers heaters and lamps on boats because of the danger of explosion.  Full details are in the attached BSS Safety Warning,

NR003 13 Portable Gas Equipment Safety Warning

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