Green Book 2021 Information
These pages are now in PDF format to enhance readability and replicate most of the printed Green Book content.

  NSBA Officers and Committee
  Organisations Affiliated to the NSBA – Abbreviations, Bases and Burgees
  Class Flags in Local Use, Flag Etiquette,
Signal Flags and Pennants
  Get Afloat on the Broads
  NSBA Championships and Trophies
  Some Essential Contacts in the Broads Area
  Defibrillator Locations
  Information and Advice from the Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents
  Navigation on the Broads, Requirements of Broads Boaters
  Broads Boat Safety Scheme, Insurance
  Life Jackets
  Safety First
  Facilities for Boat Launching and Recovery
  Facilities for Electric Charging, Refuelling, Toilet Disposal and Other Supplies
  Broads Authority Information Centres
  Broads Authority 24-hour Moorings
  Emergency and Demasting Moorings
  Bridge Dimensions and Type
  Lowestoft Harbour, Mutford Lock
  Crossing Breydon Water
  Bridges at Great Yarmouth and Breydon
  Bridges at Norwich
  Bridges at Potter Heigham, Reedham and Somerleyton
  Journey Times in the Broads
  Map – General Broads Provisions
  Map – Mileage Guides – the Broads
  Map – Access Points Suitable for River Location Recovery
  Affiliated Club AGM Dates
  Phonetic Alphabet
  A Simple 3-Rivers Race Spotters’ Guide
  Allcomers Handicaps (updated March 2020)
  Class Boat Lists, Sail Numbers and, where appropriate, Handicaps
  River Cruiser Class Rules
  Fishing on the Broads
  Rowing and Canoeing Events on the Broads
  NSBA Affiliated Organisations – Officers and Contact Details
  NSBA Membership Application Form
  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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