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Eastern Region Northern Rivers BBQ and Update

It is planned to have a DIY BBQ on Ranworth Island on Saturday 9th September. I hope lots of members based on the Northern Rivers will be able to come and the timing will allow members to cross over from the South during extra low Spring tides and back on the Sunday, albeit late on. We will probably set off to the North from Brundall on the Thursday or Friday and pause at the new restaurant at Acle Bridge. The event is being organised by Joan and John Haigh and they have booked the moorings, so please let them know if you wish to attend This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Broom BBQ is set to go ahead this Saturday 12 till 4 and it would a good idea to let them know if you are going.

The Brundall Boat Show went well for the club with new members arriving and existing members I had not met before. I hope we managed to break the ice a bit. It was also pleasing that so many members helped man the stand and sell the club. A great effort.

Two boats recently returned from a Thames cruise, visiting Shotley, Ramsgate, London, Chatham and Ipswich and the East Coast cruise will set off from Brundall Saturday 15th July for two weeks.

The Beccles rally end August is fully booked but if you are still interested let Jane Neale know in case of cancellations.

The big event will be the club's national AGM Weekend October 20/22nd at Dunston Hall. As our region will be hosting it this year I am hoping for a good turnout from you all and any help with the running would be appreciated. Invitations will be going out later this month.

Laying Up Supper end October and Christmas Party early December details to follow nearer the time.



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The Fitting Out Supper was down in numbers-33-but greatly enjoyed by all. The food and service were the best ever.

The next event will be the Brundall boat show on May 20th, when Broom Boats as well as several other well known boat companies will be exhibiting. BOC will have space in the marquee so help running it from local members would be appreciated so Linda Varney and I can get round the show. Brooms will be showing new and used boats, marine services, the new Tingdene narrowboat(hope none of them ends up on the Broads) and the new English Harbour Yachts range. Other attractions will include Lotus Cars. Club burgees will be available so no excuse now for not flying the flag! Open 10am - 4pm.

The Broom BBQ will be on July 8th and the East Coast Cruise will run from 15th to 29th July. Please contact Peter Ward for details of the cruise. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The 2017 BOC Beccles Rally will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend with a barbecue in the park on the evening of Saturday 26th August, followed by a dinner at Waveney House Hotel on the Sunday. This year the hotel has promised a higher quality menu. Various activities are planned over the weekend and further details will be available nearer the time. This popular event is a great opportunity to enjoy the company of friends old and new and we particularly hope that some of our newer members will come along to join in the fun.

Side-on moorings are limited so please let Jane Neale know by email straight away  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want to come. Moorings will be allocated on a first come - first served basis and some boats will inevitably have to raft up or moor stern on.  Last year was a complete sell-out with 24 boats attending. 
The AGM weekend will take place October 20th/22nd at Dunston Hall so I am hoping there will be a good turn out from our region. Help with running it would be appreciated. Any volunteers? Invitations with full details will be sent out in the Summer.
There will be a Laying Up Supper 28th October and a Christmas Party 2nd December.

Brundall Boat Show 20th May

As there is no Horning Boat Show this year and last year's Broom show was a washout Broom Boats are taking part in a later Brundall wide boat show. Other well known local boat companies will be showing so it could be quite a big event and well worth attending by members from all over the country.  

Read more: Brundall Boat Show 20th May

Eastern Region Fitting Out Supper 2017

The Eastern Region Fitting Out Supper took place on 22nd April at Coldham Hall which is about half a mile down river from Brooms on the opposite bank. Seven boats moored outside and other members were ferried across by Brooms so that 33 people attended, including three from Brooms and two from ASAP Supplies who are based in Beccles. Everyone commented on the good service and food we enjoyed.


E Region Fitting Out supper and July Cruise



The Fitting Out Supper will once again be held at Coldham Hall on Saturday 22nd April. I have booked the whole restaurant and all of the moorings-first come first served. Broom Boats have kindly agreed to provide a water taxi for those coming by car or staying on their boats on their moorings, leaving at 6.30. The menu is attached to my last email so please contact the restaurant direct to place your orders and pay. Tel 01508 538366. I look forward to seeing you all soon. New members and smaller boats especially welcome. We are friendly and have at least one thing in common to talk about.

As previously mentioned Peter and Elaine Ward are running an East Coast Cruise. This will depart Brundall Saturday 15th July and return on the 29th, visiting Burnham, Ipswich, Wolverstone, Heybridge, Tollesbury, Brightlingsea and Woodbridge, not necessarily in that order. It will be limited to 6 boats, first come first served with a non-refundable deposit of £50 per boat. As usual everyone is responsible for his or her navigation. Please contact Peter to register. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07971 320211.


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