AWCC - Association of Waterways Cruising Clubs


Most members will be aware of the Association of Waterways Cruising Clubs (AWCC), but for new members of our club here is a brief introduction:

The AWCC is not for actual individuals, but is an association for boat clubs and their members.  It was formed in 1964 by four boating clubs in the London/Midlands area. To date there are more than 100 clubs which represent some 20,000 club members.

Mike Tucknott is the SYBC’s representative attending the AWCC regional meetings.

As with CRT being divided into regions so has the AWCC, which comprises of six regions; London, Midland, North-East, North-West, South-East, and South-West Regions.
The AWCC has become an influential boater’s lobby consulted by CRT, EA, IWAAC (Inland Waterways Amenity Advisory Council), also with district and local councils, and the DETR (Dept: Environment & Transport Regions). The Association also works closely with IWA (Inland Waterways Association), RYA (Royal Yachting Association), NABO (National Association of Boat Owners), and the BMF (British Marine Federation).

Further information can be found on the AWCC web site (http//

All club members can automatically make use of the AWCC’s benefits, which are mainly temporary moorings, help in urgent cases when stranded away from home moorings, and assistance where-ever possible.  In other words, boating clubs help stranded boating clubs as much as possible. club members.

A credit card size ID card is available for each boat if required

All boating clubs pay a small fee so there is no charge to individuals so that proof of the club is an active paid up member to the AWCC, and proof if this may be asked for by a club being visited.

If requiring a mooring, including overnights, most clubs have a no charge (except for Hook-ups), but the club must be notified of your intentions beforehand and each club may not have the same rules as SYBC.  At the present time our club allows visiting boats up to 4 nights without charge plus the cost of any electric used.

There is a Handbook which will be available to view within our club premises soon but at present time it is being updated.  It will list all member clubs, contacts, amenities and more.

The Handbook must not be taken from the club.

Handbooks can be obtained, if required, for a price to be announced as is also the AWCC’s Burgee which goes well next to our own SYBC Burgee.


As requested I have left one card for each boat, in the appropriate pigeon hole.

Many Thanks

Mike Tucknott AWCC Rep, Slipway Officer.


Visitor Moorings

Visiting Boat Instructions: We are a friendly and welcoming club to visitors, our club visitor moorings are on the canal bank just east of Heck bridge. The clubhouse is only open Saturday Lunch, Saturday night and Sunday lunch so if you visit outside these hours you may not be able to sample our sociable hospitality.

Please contact James Seivwright (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for any mooring information.


Permanent Moorings

We currently have a limited number of vacant moorings. If you are interested in becoming a member of SYBC, please come and visit our club to speak with a committee member any weekend. (Please not that we are a club and not just here for cheap moorings! As a member you are expected to contribute to the running of SYBC).

The size limit in the Basin is 38 feet LOA x 13 feet beam

The basin has electric, water, wifi, toilets, showers, slipway, clubhouse, secure car parks and a great atmosphere as well as fishing rights on the Aire and Calder canal.

As an example, the mooring fee in 2022 for a 30ft boat would be around £600.

If you would like more information about becoming a member of South Yorkshire Boat Club Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Committee 2022 - 2023

Officers & Committee members

Commodore  Jessica Loy 
Vice Commodore Michael Philips
Rear Commodore Mark Wheelwright
President Nigel Sanderson
Treasurer  Elaine Shortridge
Secretary  Carol Stringer
Entertainment Lynn Philips
Clothing Joanne Loy
Insurance Christine Ashworth
IT Systems Ian Davidson
Social Liza Allen
Moorings James Seivwright
Basin Chair Richard Hatton
Bar Chair Michael Phillips
Electric (Bills / Meters) Ian Davidson
Licence Steve Burgess
Slipway Mike Tucknott
GDPR Andrew Shortridge
Duty Rota Andrew Shortridge
Licence Renewals David Netherwood
Security (Gates / Fobs) Mark Wheelwright
Communications Officer Ian Davidson
New Member Liaison Joanne Loy
Health and Safety Steve Burgess
AWCC Mike Tucknott
Cruising - Inland Gary Staniforth (ex Officio)
Cruising - Offshore Andrew Flexney (ex Officio)