This association is worth supporting because the committee are representing your boating interests. British Waterways have been given a privately restored canal system to look after. They should operate under the British Waterways Act passed by government in 1995. There are currently several official complaints being made by NABO concerning BW’s interpretation of the Act as contained in their ‘Terms and Conditions’.
Many aspects of these are being legally challenged and should be resolved hopefully before BW becomes a charity.