BOC at the 2017 London International Boat Show
Despite the Underground and Southern Rail strikes and forecasts of inclement weather (which undoubtedly affected public attendance) the Club again had a successful presence at the London International Boat Show. With the support of John Goode, Nautical Adviser to the National Boat Shows, we were again privileged to be given a free exhibition space. Only three clubs are fortunate enough to be offered this facility, which is granted subject to the provision of an attractive and informative display, manned throughout the Show. David Harrison and Don Walker arrived the day before the Show opened to the public to set up the stand and check that all was in order. Thanks must go to them for all their work and also to those members that took their turn in manning the stand during the Show. Our continued receipt of this benefit depends on their combined efforts!
The Club's stand at the 2017 LIBS.
Although the stand was at one extreme end of the exhibition hall, it was also close to the ’Dream Lodge Boating Lake’ exhibit, with lots going on in the way of on-the-water events. So, with this to guide them, a good number of BOC members made their way to the Club stand and received a warm welcome there.
- Written by John Oldham John Oldham
- Published: 19 January 2017 19 January 2017
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Eastern Region Parties
44 people attended the Christmas party on December 3rd at RN&SYC. It was good to have such turnout so this may become an annual event. Three members came in their boats, two by sea and many stayed overnight at the club.
The Laying Up Supper on November 9th attracted 22 people to enjoy the Taster Menu cooked by students at City College. An excellent evening organised by Carole and Geoff Eason.
On November 21st 4 members were privileged to have a visit to Somerleyton bridge to see behind the scenes. Many of us based on the Broads suffer from an apparent lack of curtesy by the swing bridges so it is interesting to hear the other side. Robert Middleton organised this and the group report is on the Eastern Region events page, or click HERE to go straight to the article.
- Written by Andrew Holmes Andrew Holmes
- Published: 08 December 2016 08 December 2016
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