Pat Careless

The TBA has learned today from Ron Careless that his wife, Pat, died on Tuesday 19th December.

Ron and Pat have been boaters in the Trent region for many years on their boat, Wild Swan, and were well known to many in the boating fraternity.   Pat had been Secretary of the TBA, formerly Trent Boating Association, for a number of years and had always been a keen participant in all things boating.

Her funeral will take place is at Rotherham Crematorium on Thursday 4 th. January 2018, 12.45 p.m. Then afterwards at the Aston Hall Hotel, Worksop Road, Aston, Sheffield, S26 2EE

Our deepest condolences are with her family and friends at this time

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Joint The Boating Association & Farndon Boat Club – This Weekend!

Summer Rally Weekend – Click the link to Register and for more details


Fri 8th Sept (19:30 – Mid-night)

Sat 9th Sept (10:30 – Mid-night)

Sun 10th Sept (10:30 – 19:00)

Farndon Marina, N End, Farndon, Newark NG24 3SX, UK

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Notice Alert, River Trent – Dunham Toll Bridge (Bridge 32)

Monday 4 September 2017 until further notice

There is a submerged tree branch which has been sighted on the up-stream side of Dunham Bridge, opposite the visitor mooring pontoons.

Boaters are asked to proceed with care and we aim to have this removed as quickly as possible.

You can view this notice and its map online here:

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Navigation Restriction, River Trent June 25th

River Trent
Starts At: Lock 11, Gunthorpe Lock
Ends At: Lock 12, Hazelford Lock

Sunday 25 June 2017 until Sunday 25 June 2017 23:59

Nottinghamshire Police are carrying out a simulated emergency exercise on the River Trent between Gunthorpe Lock and Hazelford Lock.

The scenario is that a vehicle has entered the water and a recovery is underway involving divers, staff on the river bank and in boats.

Please take care in this area during the exercise and heed any instructions given by staff involved in the exercise.

You can view this notice and its map online here:

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Notice – River Trent, Holme Cut Lock, Visitors Moorings

Friday 12 May 2017 until Wednesday 7 June 2017 23:59


“During the works to install the hydro plant at Holme Lock, the long term moorers were moved to the road side of the upstream approach.

We have now been asked if they can stay on the road side and subsequently we are being asked if the visitor moorings can now be located on the island side.

We would be happy to receive any comments on this proposal by the 7th June emailed to

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