Soar Boating Club have invited members of AWCC Clubs to their rally/gathering taking place at the end of May.
Preliminary details May 28th to 30th £20 per boat inc admission to all entertainment and events for 2 adults,boat handling competition,childrens competition etc.
Contact Glen Gee, Rally Chairman (glengee1962 -at- gmail -dot- com)
2010 Soar BC Rally Booking form
David and Sue Botham accepting the prize from the AWCC Free Prize Draw, held at the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) National Waterways Festival (NWF) 2009, held this year at Redhill on the River Soar.
David and Sue from Chesterfield, members of Sea Otter Owners Club and Boaters Christian Fellowship (BCF), both AWCC Clubs, seen here in their boat “Amethyst” about to set off for a BCF gathering at Wolsey bridge.
The AWCC Free Prize Draw held at this years NWF as part of the AWCC exhibition stand drew many people to take part, the prize a “Dream Pot” thermal cooker (a modern version of the hay box of times past) was sponsored by the supplier Cobb Barbeques.
David and Sue will now be able to test their “Dream Pot” while cruising up the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Lock 7 on the Caldon Canal.
I assume that a risk assessment prior to work starting, identified the bollards as a trip hazard. They have subsequently been highlighted with traffic cones.
Photos courtesy of Graham Myatt
, Caldon Canal
A Meeting of the Midlands Region was held at Coventry Canal Society on Saturday 11th October 2008
The minutes are available here as a PDF document
The Mayor cuts the cake
Normanton on Soar based Soar Boating Club celebrated its 55th birthday along with local villagers recently.
Ian Baker, the Club Commodore welcomed the Mayor of Rushcliffe, Barrie Cooper and the Mayoress Jean Cooper as honoured guests. Ian said “This is another important milestone in the growth of the Soar Boating Club. We are delighted that so many villagers have joined us to celebrate the occasion.” A flotilla of Narrow Boats and a Steel Cruiser made an impressive spectacle carrying the guests of honour, the boat clubs Flag Officers and President along with the Vicar Steve Osman, the church choir and Boat Club members to St. James church in the village.
Following a thought provoking church service which has come to be a traditional part of the anniversary festivities, the boats took their guests along with some villagers for a short cruise to the outskirts of Loughborough before returning to the Boating Club for a celebratory lunch. Other members of the Club and local villagers made a less aquatic entrance by walking to the church and back. With the clubhouse bursting at the seams with over 100 people, many from the village attending the event, the Mayor kindly proposed a toast to the Club on its birthday and cut the cake.
The Boat Club was formed in 1953 at The White House in Kegworth, to promote and encourage boating on the River Soar. It later moved to its present location in Normanton and has in excess of 250 members and is still growing. Membership is open to all with an interest in boating.
The Soar Boating Club is unique in its location with beautiful grounds and surrounding country side and has impressive facilities and welcomes visiting boats. For more information visit our web site at www.soarboatingclub.co.uk