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Eastern Region Fitting Out Supper 18th April

To coincide again with the Broom boat show we held our fitting out supper at Coldham Hall. 40 people attended including Mark Garner and a Broom contingent. 12 boats moored outside on the pub moorings and other people were ferried accross the river in a new Broom 35 hire cruiser. A great time was had by all and it was good to see new members and existing members I hadn't met before. It's all rush again as we are due back on our boat on Thursday for the start of the first cruise in company of the season, this time to the Orwell. The next two cruises can accomodate more boats if anyone is interested. Wells 14th/18th May and Southwold 4th/8th June.

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Eastern Region Events 2015

Below is a summary of 2015 events as of now. Updates will be issued as necessary but a confirmation email will be sent out to members very soon.

1. April 18th  Combined Fitting Out Supper and Broom Boat Show.

This will have a similar format to last year. BOC will have a stand at the daytime show, staffed by 2/3 committee members and there will be a meal at Coldham Hall in the evening, 7 for 7.30. All the mooring space will be reserved for us again, first come first served, and Brooms have generously agreed to offer a ferry service again from their yard for members moored there or for those wanting to come by car. Please let me know if you wish to come to the meal and  send your food orders direct to the restaurant. Details on how to do this and the menu will be attached to my next email.

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Eastern Region Spring Cruises

Two cruises in company are now planned for the beginning of the season. The first is a visit to the Orwell being organised by Ken and Jane Foster meeting at RNSYC on Friday 24th April, meal in the clubhouse. Cast off 25th taking in Woodbridge, Ipswich, Shotley and possibly Titchmarsh, all subject to sea conditions. Return to Lowestoft 2nd May. If you are interested please contact Ken and Jane for further details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 01603 715131, leaving a message if no reply. As we have about a dozen members based in that area it would be nice for the Broads contingent to meet up with some of you.

The second one was announced in my pre Christmas email and is a cruise to Wells and is being organised by Robert Middleton. We set off Thursday 14th May and return Monday 18th May. For further information please contact Robert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I am hoping to announce two social events for March and April soon and three boats are continuing to meet up through the Winter. Anyone who has not laid up their boat is welcome to join us, next trip w/c 26th January.



BOC Joins The Norfolk and Suffok Boating Association

We are now affiliate members of NSBA and for those who are not already individual members this body exists to serve, protect and promote the interests of private boaters of all types in the area, particularly the Broads. It is consulted on many issues by the government, the Broads Authority and the RYA. It also produces the Green Book, which is the definitive guide to boating on the Broads. This book contains Broads navigation information, essential information on facilities and moorings, details of events and regattas, boat class lists and tide tables. It normally costs £5.00 but can be obtained from me for £1.00 plus postage. The next one will be available in the Spring.

It is also worth mentioning that Martin Broom was very much involved with NSBA and they are going to award their own Martin Broom Memorial Trophy next year.

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Eastern Region Laying Up Supper 5th November and Northern Rivers Cruise.

The Intrepid Six on Yorkshire Belle II, Isabella and Gentle One set sail again on 3rd November to head for the Laying Up supper at the Staithe and Willow restaurant in Horning. Despite tales of high water levels we all managed to get under the low bridges at Great Yarmouth. This was our first attempt with our new boat so it was a bit nerve racking but good weather meant we could lower the radar arch and canopy before leaving Brundall. I got so much practice on this cruise I can now do it single handedly in a few minutes. However it put so much strain on the elderly canopy I will probably have to buy a new one.

The first evening was spent at Stokesby and the Six had an excellent dinner prepared by Jane Neale on Isabella. Wednesday we negotiated Acle Bridge and arrived in Horning outside the restaurant early afternoon at which point the rain started and carried on till the next morning. In the evening 28 members had a great time and and wonderful food. Many thanks to Geoff and Carol Eason for organising it.

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