The Great Ouse Boating Association (GOBA) represents boaters on the rivers Great Ouse, Cam, Lark, Little Ouse, Wissey and associated East Anglian waterways of England. Established in 1958, we celebrated our 50th Anniversary in 2008, we now have over 3000 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 on the 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 over 23 GOBA 48 hour moorings free of charge, a three times yearly colour magazine giving up to date news of boating interest and regular bulletins posted at GOBA notice boards and locks along the river and sent to registered members by email.
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 subscription is only 18 Pounds per year plus a 2 Pound joining fee. If you are not already a member, click here for an application form to join now.