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Eastern Region Christmas Party etc

As there is time to fit another event in this year it has been decided to try something new-a Christmas Party-to be held on 3rd December at the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club. The menu is one of the best we have had. Just a tip, they have a chef there now who makes wonderful meat pies, proper pies with top and bottom. Orders and payment should be phoned direct to the club, not me, by midday 29th November, Monday to Friday 9-6 and Saturday 9-2. Please let me know if you have not received the email with all the details.

For anyone needing overnight accommodation there are rooms at the club and there is the Hatfield Hotel nearby-01502 565337. The Intrepids will be going in their boats of course!
I hope you will be able to come.
Secondly the 2017 AGM will be held in Norfolk. We have nearly completed a deal with a hotel near Norwich and this will be announced at this year's AGM. As there is no longer a National Events Coordinator the organising falls to the Region so if anyone would be prepared to do this please let me know. There are plenty of helpers lined up, including two other committee members who now live in the area so it just needs someone to mastermind the thing.
Lastly we have all had problems with Reedham and Somerleyton bridges at times but now Robert Middleton has been in touch with Network Rail and is preparing to do battle. What he needs is examples of poor service so if you have a problem please text details to Robert at 07754 916078.

Eastern Region Beccles Weekend

24 boats including Broom Chairman Martin Scot in a large Broom hire boat attended over the Bank Holiday weekend. We had a BBQ on the Saturday evening and a Dinner at Waveney Hotel Sunday. There were daytime ammusements including a fiendish treasure hunt devised by Carole and Keith Rowe, afternoon tea with beautiful cakes such as these baked and iced by Joan Haigh-shown in the photo here.

Also a Sea Safety talk with examples of equipment by Terry Corner, the Sea Safety Officer of Harwich RNLI and a liferaft demonstration on the water by Henry Carter, an RYA instructor and Lowestoft Lifeboat Operations Manager. Great fun and due to popular demand we have reserved all the moorings and the hotel for next year's August Bank Holiday. There was criticism of Sunday's menu so that will upgraded .Details will be issued next year but please note that moorings will  only be bookable  through Jane Neale, and the Harbourmaster will refer you back to her regarding the Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sunday. Once again a fantastic job by Jane.

Broom Boats East Coast Cruise

Six boats took part,leaving Brundall on 15th June and meeting for dinner in Lowestoft that evening. We set off for Woolverstone 10am the next morning, arriving 2pm, sea state improving along the way. Next stop on the 17th was Titchmarsh, the approach channel for which was quite tortuous, followed by Burnham on Crouch on the 18th. Next day we sailed to Shotley Marina, intending to return to Lowestoft on the 20th. The weather put paid to that so we stayed another night at Woolverstone then went straight back to Brundal in near perfect conditionsl on the 21st arriving 4pm.

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June Update Eastern Region

Quite a lot of boating seems to be going on this season. Five boats made it to Southwold in May. The Wells cruise was cancelled due to weather but four boats enjoyed a river trip to Beccles, Oulton and Loddon instead. Three boats have set off on an extended cruise to the South Coast, expecting to be back in August. I also know that other members are out and about, some as far as Holland.

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Quick Update E Region



There is to be an impromptu cruise to Southwold 13th/16th May, staying in Haven Hamilton Dock Lowestoft Friday 13th, setting off to Southwold mid morning Saturday 14th, staying there Saturday and Sunday nights and returning to RN&SYC Monday 16th. 6 moorings have been booked at Haven, Southwold and RN&SYC.

The fitting out supper was a great success last Saturday after a very wet Broom boatshow and attended by 51 people.

The cruise to Wells 20th/23rd May is definitely on. middleton9uf@btinternet for further info.

The Broom Boats East Coast Cruise is 16th/20th June. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Broom Boats BBQ 9th July.

London Cruise 23rd July/4th August.

Beccles BBQ Weekend 27th/28th August. Our mooring space is filling up fast so contact Jane Neale ASAP if you would like to go. The BBQ will be on the 27th and there will be a dinner on the 28th. A range of daytime activities will also be on offer. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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