Associations and Societies which are deeply involved with our maritime heritage., Many of them breathe life into old vessels so that once again they can be seen around our coasts and on our rivers and canals. Do please add to them. Email to email@example.com
Some topics have sections of their own:
Restored and Replica ships at: Maritime Museums
Naval & Military craft at: Naval & Military Craft
One Designs, Keelboats and Vintage Dinghy Classes at: Dinghies & Keelboats.
Cruiser Class Associations - including post war classes at: Cruiser Classes
The Association of Dunkirk Little Ships Contact: Margaret Cormack, Secretary, 35 Finians Close, Honey Hill Uxbridge Middx UB10 9NW
Sailing Coble Preservation Society.
The Coble “Three Brothers”
Secretary: Lynne Fry
3 Elma Villas
East Yorks YO16 4PA
For more details and photographs go to:
Cobles of the East Coast - A TradBoat Source Page
Tony Ellis, Chairman
157 St Saviour's Road
Tel: 0118 958 9737
Cambria has returned to active duty She was of course the last of the Thames Barges to trade actively under sail, and many of us remember her skipper Bob Roberts.
Details are here: http://www.cambriatrust.org.uk/
Yacht Association of New Zealand
Sec: Joyce Talbot
PO Box 69172
Tel: +64 9 836 4747
20, The Green
TS12 1NF .
For me details go to: Cobles of the East Coast - A TradBoat Source Page
Details are here: http://www.colnesmack.co.uk/
"Barnabus", a 40ft St Ives Mackerel Driver built in 1881 at St Ives and now based at Falmouth. "Barnabus" carries her original dipping lug and is in sail. She is one of the few survivors of the original fleet and it is thought that here might be others on the far side of the Atlantic ?
"Softwing", a Truro River Oyster Dredger built in 1900, engineless and qualifying as a Falmouth Working Boat. She is currently under restoration in Falmouth.
"Ellen", a 17ft Goran Haven Crabber built in 1882 - and known to be the last of her line! She is in sail and based in Fowey
The Trust is looking (longingly) at a a Royal Naval Steam Cutter - the last one again - an expensive project of course (January 1998)
Membership currently around 850. Subscription
£25.00 by cheque (or £20.00 by standing order). £35.00 family
membership (£30.00 by standing order) (but
not Dutch barges only, there are many different types of barge on UK waters and
all who own one, or are simply interested, are welcome.) Excellent regular magazine
"The Blue Flag" covers all sorts of interests, cruising,
legislation, technical and historical and now a section devoted to Dutch
For the best introduction to buying a Dutch barges see our Books Pages
There are two organisations in Germany concerned with traditional and classic craft
Gaffelrigs is concerned with former fishing boats and trading
ships. Visit their home page at www.freunde-des-gaffelrigs.de
(Available in German and Danish)
Klassische Yachten is concerned with all classic boats and yachts built
for leisure use. Additional information about FKY, and regatta dates in Germany,
will be found at www.fky.org/english/start.htm
(Available in English)
Information about their two major meetings - the Heringsregatta and the Rum Regatta will be found on our Calendar Page - click here
The Gaffers And Luggers Association
And Luggers Association (known as GALA), is an Owners Association for anyone
with an interest in boats built by Gaffers & Luggers, of Tregatreath Yacht
Yard, Mylor Bridge, Cornwall. All who have an interest in the products of
Gaffers & Luggers are invited to join; it matters not the size or type of
boat in which you have an interest… from the 9ft rowing punt through to the
46ft St.Malo Pilot Cutter - all are equally welcome!
Boats also include:
16ft Clovelly Picarooner
18ft 6" Mevagissey Tosher
20ft Mevagissey Tosher
GALA aims to generate
communication and fellowship amongst all members, and we also provide a
"Questions and Answers" service, on any aspect of members' boats
and sailing techniques, via our excellent Newsletter and e-mail. We also
hold our annual AGM and social gathering at a convivial harbour-side
location, somewhere in
Harrison Butler Association
Association Patrimoine du Léman
Our Association is concerned with the preservation and promotion of all aspects of the nautical heritage of Lake Geneva, notably:
National Register for Historic Vessels
This is a resource which you should try for interesting historic vessels. The site has an excellent search facility and we recommend it for any vessel search. Ed)
Old Gaffers Association
Formed in 1963 the OGA actively sets out to preserve interest in gaff rig and to encourage its development in modern times - the OGA is certainly not only interested in old boats, members own modern replicas and newly designed craft. Neither is ownership of a gaff rigged boat essential for membership of the Association, which is open to all who are interested in sailing, building, restoring, or simply admiring gaff rig and other traditionally rigged craft.
Membership is organised in twelve areas in the UK and there are branches in France and Western Australia - and has members in Europe, Scandinavia, Canada and the USA. The Association keeps in touch with its members through rallies and races, through its area newsletters and through its quarterly newsletter, the "Gaffers Log".
More details here: http://oga.org.uk/eastcoast
12 Downs Road
Tel: (01621) 8550 7030 0872
The SSA was formed in 1991 to "represent and protect the interests of owners and users of smacks - defined as ex-working sailing fishing boats" SSA is affiliated to the RYA and is a founder member of Heritage Afloat and maintains strong links with The Old Gaffers Association and others.
SSA compiles a register of surviving sailing smacks and bawleys throughout the country and abroad and runs a free advertisement section within their magazine especially for vessels in need of restoration and good homes!
SSA publishes its own newsletter/broadsheet and magazine quarterly which carries reports of festivals and races and an annual events list.. Membership costs £10.00 pa. (No, you don't have to own a smack to be a member, Ed.) The Association has its own SSA handicap system for East Coast Smack Races.
Plans are available through
Bruce Roberts International
PO Box 9045
For model makers a number of plans sets are available - see our Model Makers pages.
See also: our barge pages at Thames Sailing Barges
Contact: Stephen Duke, Membership Secretary
Eastwood Marina, Riverside, Brundall
Norwich NR13 5PT Tel: 07770 628278
The Association is open to all types and ages of
wooden boats from
dinghies to seagoing vessels, from canoes to canal boats. Around 870
boats are registered with the Association and once on the Register always
on the Register - it is an historical record of our boats. ( It is divided into Veteran (pre 1915), Vintage (pre 1940), Classic (over 25 years old) and Modern. Ed.) Many members are based around the Norfolk Broads where are two sections which hold
social events, both afloat and ashore. There is also a Fens section.
Each year the Association holds a National Rally, usually in the Broads
membership is available for people who do not own a wooden boat
but are interested in the aims of the Association.
Our newsletter "The Log" is published four times a year, edited by Ann
Sanders and is concerned with all types of wooden boats. Ann is
delighted to hear from members and welcomes articles on all wooden boat
topics. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Working Boats Project
Contact: Richard Lacy, Historic Working
Boats Project Coordinator
West Midlands and Central Shires waterways
British Waterways, Albert House, Quay Place
92-93 Edward Street, Birmingham B1 2RA Tel: 0121 200 7421
|Swift on the Birmingham Old Main
|Scorpio and Malus at Hatton on the Grand Union Canal|
The Project is currently responsible for maintenance and operation of the following ex-working narrowboats and narrow tugs:
Atlas, Leo, Swift, Sagitta, Carina, Scorpio, Malus, Nansen, Birmingham as well as the Piling Rig and the BCN Joey.
You can become involved by Joining the Project as a Friend
- more details from Richard Lacy Email: email@example.com