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Broom BBQ Saturday 4th July.

For once the weather co-operated and the whole day and evening were hot and sunny but with a nice cooling wind. 66 people turned up on the island and were treated to excellent food cooked by chef Paul Pardon and drinks served by Mark and his team. A singer provided discreet background music. Fantastic event and great hospitality as usual by Brooms. More photos on Facebook.

The next planned Eastern Region event will be the Beccles weekend, August Bank Holiday. Anyone still wanting to book please contact Jane Neale. It is also still hoped to reschedule the Wells trip for 8th to 12th August. Contact Robert Middleton for further details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A number of people like the idea of a cruise to London next year. I am sure this will be discussed at Beccles but there will a get together in the Winter to progress the matter.


BBQ at Brooms Saturday 4th July.

Everyone is invited to a BBQ at Brooms starting 4.30 ending 7.30. Food and bubbly provided.

Eastern Region Reaches Southwold

On board Second Chance

Eastern Region eventually got to Southwold on 6th June after three previous cancelled attempts last year. Six boats-Yorkshire Belle II, Gentle One, Ocean Belle, Ikon, Second Chance and Salamanda- made it in not ideal conditions and had a great time.

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Beccles Weekend 29/30th August



It is planned to have a get together at Beccles over the bank holiday weekend as follows-


Saturday 29th a DIY BBQ-bring your own BBQs and food-at the yacht station late afternoon/evening.


Sunday 30th a trip up river to Gelderston in our own dinghies-lifejackets to be worn-for lunchtime drinks in the pub, followed after our return by an evening meal in a local restaurant.


Please reply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let Jane know which bits you would like to attend and if you want her to book you a mooring. There are only 5 side on moorings, first come first served and the rest of us can moor stern on, no limit on numbers.


As you may have heard the Wells cruise was cancelled due to weather but may be rescheduled for July. The Southwold cruise is still on at the time of writing and there will be a BBQ at Brooms 4th July, details to follow.


Can I also remind you that there is an active BOC Facebook group which I find very useful for sending out information and in particular for posting photos of every visit and event. Another way to keep up with what the club is doing.

Eastern Region Visits Oyster Yachts

At Oyster yachtsOn Tuesday 26th May thirteen of us were given a tour, organised by Andy Beale, of the Oyster Yachts factory in Hoveton near Wroxham and this proved to be very interesting. These Rolls Royces of the sea begin at 47 feet and go up to over 100 feet though these big ones are built elsewhere. I knew that Landamores down by the river, where incidently Jamie Oliver's Broom Admiral Katinka is moored, had been involved from the start but had not realised that the hulls and superstructures were also made locally and fitted out out in a newer and larger modern factory nearby. 

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