A brief history of the NBCYC
The Nantwich and Border Counties Yacht Club (NBCYC) was founded on 30th October 1953 by a Mr. Bickley. He organised a meeting at the Crown Hotel at which it was resolved to form a Club with 22 members. A committee was elected and Officers appointed. The first treasurer was Mr. W. Thistlewaite who remained in office until the late 1970s never owning a boat! The Club has grown to its current size with 200 plus members and moorings for some 70 boats — steel, fibreglass and wood. It occupies a stretch of the Shropshire Union Canal, a mile from Nantwich town Centre, with moorings along the main line and in the “Dorfold” — a small marina alongside the canal.
An extensive history of the Nantwich Basin has been researched by Brent Hinchcliffe and published by Denise Frost. You can read more about it here.
There are two club houses, a club kitchen, two workshops and a sanitary block on club premises, with water taps and electricity points at several places for the use of members. The club has an active social calendar with twelve to thirteen events throughout the year, ranging from cruises, barbecues and social events to the two regular “working weekends” where members join in to carry out routine maintenance of the moorings and buildings. For those owners of fibreglass and wooden boats who wish to take their boats out of the water during the winter months, there is a craning out service in October and a craning in service just before Easter (alternate years).
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