Welcome to Sandford Boating Club's website.

About the club

As you may be aware, we have here at Sandford a boating club which was set up a few years ago to pool ideas about our moorings, create a single body for which to discuss matters with E.W.L, but mainly to organise a few events during the year that would be enjoyable to all moorers and encourage more usage of this upper end of the navigation.

Membership of the Sandford Boating Club is free and available to anyone, not just Boat Owners and mooring users on the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation.

The objectives of the club are to promote and facilitate:

  1. Community boating, members events, and generally encouraging the use of the waterway known as the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation.
  2. Organising boating, social and other river activities for members and their guests as determined or requested by the members.
  3. Promote community spirit, where members are encouraged to work together to help improve the community. Help and welcome all new comers.
  4. Enabling a means of good communication between the navigation authority and mooring users at Sandford Lock and other navigation moorings. Representing the majority members.
  5. Assisting the navigation authority, and Residential Caretakers, with any maintenance of the moorings, including cutting of grassed areas, and to generally keep the moorings tidy and litter free.
  6. Supporting the activities and objectives of the Inland Waterways Association and Chelmer Canal Trust.
  7. Holding boating and related river events for the purpose of raising funds to enable monies to be used for certain improvements to the moorings and facilities as determined by the members of the managing committee, and agreed with the current licensing authority.
  8. Any other social, boating and club events agreed and supported by the members.


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