Eastern Region Events
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Fitting Out Supper 16th April and general update
Our Fitting Out Supper will again coincide with the Broom Boat Show on 16th April. BOC will have a stand at the show with several Committee Members present including our Chairman. There will be lots to see during the day including a total restoration of Jenny Wren, a 26ft wooden motor cruiser, to launch the new Heritage division of Broom Boats.
The dinner will be at Coldham Hall, menu attached, 7 for 7.30, and I have reserved all the moorings, first come first served. Last year we easily got 12 boats in. I suggest getting there early if you want a particular space. A water taxi for foot passengers will be provided by Brooms. Please send your orders and deposits direct to the restaurant by Friday 8th April.
I am still hoping to get a guest speaker as this seemed to go down well at the last two dinners and our Chairman Gill Oldham will update us all on general club progress. In view of the success of the two previous occasions I am hoping for a good turn out and it will be a great opportunity to catch up with friends and discuss plans for the forthcoming season.
As the boat show is of national interest I would like to extend this invitation to all club members who happen to be in the area.
SUNDAY 20th March Norwich Walk.
MAY 20th-23rd. CRUISE IN COMPANY TO WELLS.
Setting off from Berney Arms 12.30 on the 20th, Breydon Bridge 13.15, arrive Wells 18.00.
Leaving Wells on the 23rd 08.45, Haven Bridge 13.15.
Please contact Robert Middleton for further details. So far only two boats have booked.
JUNE 15th-20th BROOM CRUISE.
15th meet at RN&SYC for dinner and briefing.
16th Leave 09.30 with the tide for Woolverstone Marina.
17th Leave for Titchmarsh Marina.
18th Leave for Burnham-on-Crouch Marina.
19th Leave for Shotley Marina.
20th Return to Lowestoft.
All of this is provisional and subject to weather and of course everyone is responsible for their own navigation even though Brooms are providing a support boat.
All craft to be checked before date by a Broom engineer.
All craft to have VHF. Dual watch ch6 and 16.
All craft to carry safety equipment laid down by RYA.
It would be good if members from Eastern Region and also South Eastern Region who are based down there join in with us at some point. Again let Paul know.
JULY 9th BROOM BBQ AT BRUNDALL.
LATE JULY/EARLY AUGUST CRUISE TO LONDON
Very few people have shown any interest in this to date. Members based in the South of our region and other regions may like to join in. Please say. Suggested details were published in my 8th Feb email.
AUGUST BECCLES BBQ.
To be confirmed.
Eastern Region Final Update 2015
The group known as The Intrepids managed to cruise round to the the Northern rivers last week despite warnings about high water levels. YB II and Gentle One made it to Acle Bridge where Isabella disguised as a hire boat was waiting for us. We spent a night there then the next one at Ranworth where four other members joined us by car for dinner in the pub. Thursday YB II and G1 returned South.
Saturday night YB II and Black Diamond met at Brammerton for a charity race evening and dinner, joined by two other members by car. A great evening.
The next Intrepid meet up will be 14th December onwards, visiting Somerleyton and Beccles if anyone would like to join us by boat or by car. After that YB II and G1 will be at RNYSC for New Year and a few days after. I believe one member is intent on spending New Year's Eve at Southwold!
Finally I would like to wish you a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
Eastern Region Update 17th November
First of all the Laying Up Supper was a great success and attended by 60 people. Our biggest event this year and a hard act to follow but already ideas are being formulated for future events.
You will have heard mention of The Intrepids before and we are setting off 9ish next Tuesday-24th-from Brundall to cross over to the northern rivers mid dayish, coming back Thursday or Friday, all dependant on water levels. Springs are forecast so we have a good chance. Please let me know if you would like to come. Of course it would be possible to join us by car. Nothing is definitely planned over there. We will play it by ear.
There is also a plan to stay at The Riverside at Brammerton on Saturday 28th November for a Race Evening and 3 course meat costing £25/30 a head. Again please let me know if you want to come-either by boat or by car.
Eastern Region Laying Up Supper 14th November.
This year's Laying Up Supper is to be held at The Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club on Saturday November 14th. Once again Geoff Eason has kindly offered to organise this and details can be obtained from him or me. An email has already been sent out to Eastern Region members with all the information but if anyone has not received this please contact me and I will forward it on to you.