July 7, 2021

Two Bridge Inspections – July 2021

Two bridge inspections are planned for Haddiscoe Bridge (St Olaves) and St Miles pedestrian bridge (Norwich) later in July using underbridge equipment.

The notice is in force at Haddiscoe Bridge on Sunday 25 July 2021 from 00:10 to 07:00 hours, and for St Miles pedestrian bridge on Tuesday 20 July 2021 from 08:30 to 17:30 hours.

Vessels may be temporarily restricted and regulated in their movement in the vicinity of the bridges during the period of inspection.

Please see the notices on the Broads Authority website for more information and maps:



July 1, 2021

NSBA Spring Newsletter 2021

July 1, 2021

NSBA’s General Purposes Committee Meeting, Monday 7 June 2021

Please see below for Summary Minutes of the Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association General Purposes Committee Meeting held online on Monday 7 June 2021.

June 24, 2021

2021 Membership Form

To join the NSBA, please download and complete the following form:

Please send all membership requests and shop orders to:

Hon Administrator, NSBA
Ms Julia Bower
43 Pembroke Road

(Please make all cheques payable to Norfolk & Suffolk Boating Association or pay direct to the NSBA bank account:
sort code: 209921 account number: 60666610, giving your surname and postcode as a reference.)

The NSBA Greenbooks, published annually, are an invaluable onboard reference for all Broads users.
In addition to being the long-established finite source of centralised information on each Broads Sailing Year (containing all Club Events and Class information and Boat Lists), they are also a mine of information for anyone wishing to navigate the area, whether by Sail or Power.

Printed in a compact A5 format (containing virtually all of the information on this website), they are available directly from the Association and numerous outlets around the Broads. (Members of the Association get one free copy of the Green Book each year).

Members – first copy, free with membership.                 
Non-members: retail outlets, £5
                       direct from NSBA, £7 inc p&p

June 9, 2021

Boating News – Mutford Lock Closure

Notice from the Broads Authority:

Please note that due to emergency maintenance works, the Mutford Lock system will be closed from 08:00 Wednesday 09 June until 17:00 Thursday 10 June 2021.

Signage will be in place to warn of closure. Vessels should ensure that the new position is taken into consideration for passage planning.

Please contact the Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1RY Tel (01603) 610734 if additional information is required.

May 27, 2021

Boating News – Partial Closure of Neatishead Staithe Moorings

Notice from the Broads Authority:

A short section (approx. 10m) of the upstream side of the Neatishead Staithe moorings are currently closed. The closure means there is no pedestrian access from the upstream side of the staithe to the car park, bin compound or village.

This is for safety reasons due to an underground water leak which is being investigated by the Parish Council.

Please adhere to the fencing an signage that is in place. More updates will be issued in due course.

May 21, 2021

Notice to Mariners No. 5 of 2021

Special mark, Turntide Jetty Breydon.

May 21, 2021

Notice to Mariners No. 4 of 2021

Navigation Restriction – Powerboat Racing at Oulton Broad.

April 26, 2021

RYA Club Facilities Survey – Responses Requested

All sailing clubs will have received a direct link to an RYA survey via their club contact. Please could all club officers ask their representative to complete this.

Each club would have received the direct link to the survey – please ensure that this link is used.

 The survey addresses:

  • Ownership of buildings, land, water and access;
  • Facilities availability;
  • Operating frequencies;
  • Existential threats.  

The survey was previously known as the Vital Signs Survey and was last conducted in 2016, with a specially adapted Coronavirus edition in 2020. 

The survey seeks to capture information about clubs to help RYA to understand the challenges facing its Affiliates. The deadline for responses is the end of May.

April 16, 2021

NSBA’s General Purposes Committee Meeting, Monday 12 April 2021

Please see below for Summary Minutes of the Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association General Purposes Committee Meeting held online on Monday 12 April 2021.