The online Green Book is currently being updated to the 2022 version, so some content is still from 2021
These pages are now in PDF format to enhance readability and replicate most of the printed Green Book content.

  This Handbook and How to Use It
  Get Afloat on the Broads
  Broads Authority Information Centres
  The Green Book is also Available to View Online
  What the NSBA does and Officers and Committee
  NSBA Affiliated Organisations (bases/burgees)
  NSBA Affiliated Organisations (contact details)
  NSBA Meetings List
  NSBA Championships and Trophies
  NSBA Membership Application Form
  NSBA Membership Benefits
  Affiliated Clubs Sailing Programmes and Other Club Activities
  Calendar of NSBA Open Meetings (Fixtures)
  Rowing and Canoeing Events on the Broads
  Fishing on the Broads
  Allcomers Handicaps
  Affiliated Clubs Open Regatta Details
  Simplified Spotters Guide
  General Broads Provisions
  Journey Times
  Mileage Guides
  Access Points Suitable for River Location Recovery
  Broads Authority 24-hour Moorings
  Emergency and Demasting Moorings
  Facilities for Boat Launching and Recovery
  Facilities for Electric Charging, Refuelling, Toilet Disposal & Other Services
  Bridge Dimensions and Types
  Passage Through Great Yarmouth
  Crossing Breydon Water
  Mutford Lock
  Lowestoft Harbour
  Navigation on the Broads
  Requirements for Broads Boaters
  Broads Beat
  Insurance Requirements and Advice
  Reporting a Marine Accident
  Safety First
  Broads Boat Safety Scheme
  Life Jackets Save Lives
  Some Essential Contacts in the Broads Area
  Flag Etiquette
  Defibrillator Locations
  Affiliated Club AGM Dates
  Phonetic Alphabet
  Class Boat Lists, Sail Numbers and, where appropriate, Handicaps
  River Cruiser Class Rules
  NSBA Role, Structure and Rules
  The Beaufort Scale
  Tidal Information
  Tide Tables
  Powerboat Racing Dates Oulton Broad


In an increasingly legislated world, nsba represents boating people in Norfolk and Suffolk. Whether you race or cruise under power or sail, nsba represents your interests, with Whitehall, the Broads Authority and local government. nsba is the body through which local boating organisations talk to each other and co-ordinate their activities.

This site contains the very latest information, including up-dates (changes to events programmes etc.) since the publication of the latest green book.

Although every effort has been made to ensure the factual accuracy of the Greenbook Online, no responsibility can be accepted for any errors or omissions therein.

The NSBA would like to thank the Broads Authority for their help in updating navigational information, and boatyards, clubs, classes and other contributors for their help and cooperation, without which the publication of the Green Book would not be possible.

For updates and any other information you think should be included in this Handbook, please contact the Green Book Organiser, Karen Wightman
Information should be provided by the 1st December.

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