York 2018 AGM Weekend

The 14th AGM in 2018 will be held at the Park Inn by Radisson in York on the weekend of the 19th – 21st October, hosted by the Central Region. This modern hotel is situated on the banks of the River Ouse in the centre of York. All the major attractions within York are within walking distance, making this an ideal venue for those wishing to make the most of their time here.

The weekend will follow the usual format with a drinks reception and meal on the Friday night for those making the most of the opportunities. During the day on Saturday you will be free to explore your selected sites before returning to the hotel and preparing for the gala dinner during the evening. The Sunday morning will be devoted to the AGM before Sunday lunch for those wishing to delay their return home. You are welcome to extend your stay and we will arrange accommodation for the Sunday night for those who wish to do so.

Although the full range of prices will be published in July with the booking forms the following are those for a couple:

Friday & Saturday nights    £355

Saturday night                      £215

Please put this date on your personal calendars, along with an action in August to get your booking in. Those of you who plan to be away for the summer cruising please contact me to make an early booking. To download the AGM booking forms please click HERE.

For details of the various attractions go to https://www.visityork.org/.

Peter Bentley

Tel:                  07802751160

e-mail:            peter.margaret.bentley@gmail

Central & N.E. Region get-together

On Saturday 10th October, more than 45 members  and potential members gathered for a Central and North East Region "Get-together" at Newark Marina. On arrival, members were offered a  welcoming cup of coffee, a chance to renew frienndships and to catch up on news.

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Newark end-of-season get-together

Saturday, 30th November proved to be a propitious day for this second BOC Central & N.E. Region gathering at Newark Marina showrooms. Fair weather made travelling easy and enabled those attending to take advantage of the opportunity to view some of the Broom boats on the marina’s waterside moorings, and to look round the new Broom 370 specially opened up for members.

Over twenty Broom owners were greeted on arrival by BOC Chairman, Gill Oldham, accompanied by six other committee and ex-committee members.


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Book now for Newark 'pre-Christmas' lunch!

Details for our Central and NE region End-of-Season get together have now been confirmed with the event kicking of at 11.30am on Saturday 30th November at Newark marina. Magazine editor David Haugh will be giving us some highlights of his cruising adventures in Europe this year, after which a buffet lunch will provide the ideal opportunity to mingle with fellow members and get to know some of the committee members who will be travelling to be there.

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Central & NE region End-of-Season event

Members in the Central and North East region will have another chance to get together this year at an End of Season lunch to be held at Newark Marina on Saturday 30th November.

Members living or mooring in this area, as well as any others who would like to join us, are invited to attend and we are hoping to have a few short presentations from local members about their cruising adventures this year.

With no regional coordinator based in this area it falls to the BOC committee and local Broom dealer James Wilkinson to organise the event. We would be delighted to hear from any member interested in taking on this role.

Details will be confirmed nearer the time, but in the meantime please keep the date free and do get in touch if you would like to volunteer to tell us about your season with your Broom boat.

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