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Great Ouse Boating Association - GOBA
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Christopher Grant provides a brief outline of the association and their activities.

The Great Ouse Boating Association (GOBA) represents boaters on the river Great Ouse, Cam, Lark, Little Ouse, Wissey and associated East Anglian waterways and has more than 1,500 members.

Our endeavour is to promote harmony between the various users of the river so that all may continue to share its peace and beauty. This may involve providing a representative on a local, regional or national committee such as the Parliamentary Waterways Group, pressing for retention of navigation, renting a mooring from an angling club or landowner, receiving and forwarding adequate notice of regattas, advising and siting of riverside structures and vital facilities such as locks, water points and rubbish disposal.

GOBA provides to its boating members a means to put forward their needs to the statutory bodies controlling the waterways as well as use of GOBA 48 hour moorings free of charge, a three times yearly newsletter giving up to date news of boating interest and regular bulletins posted at GOBA notice boards and locks along the river.

GOBA is registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts in the United Kingdom and is run entirely by a dedicated committee of seasoned boaters who volunteer their free time for the benefit of the Great Ouse boating community. We are also affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).

Joining GOBA means a stronger association better able to speak on behalf of the boating community to maintain or even extend navigation on the Ouse system. The annual subscription is only £10 with a £2 joining fee. Application forms can be obtained at most marinas on the Great Ouse system or by writing to the membership secretary Christopher Grant, PO Box 244, Huntingdon, PE18 6FE or email to membership.goba@ndirect.co.uk Also see their web site as listed on our page of links.

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