Western Region

Representative: Laurie Lea

Tel:  Home: 01684 594753 Mobile: 07462 226447

 

 

Hello, I'm Laurie Lea and I would like to take a few words to introduce myself. 

I started my boating back in the early 1970's on the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal thus giving myself bragging rights regarding use of a canal that, even today, few people have been on. In those pre-restoration times in a 14 foot dinghy it often took a half hour to lock up due to the awful leaks and you could go all day and not see another moving boat. Nights were spent in a tent on the towpath !

Through the eighties and nineties time was spent on the Shropshire union canal and the Broads whilst working as a Financial Project Manager for Royal Mail.

During the last ten years or so Angela, my wife, and I have spent two years on the Thames followed by three years on the Trent and connecting rivers. Since 2013 we have moved our boating closer to home on the River Seven and, for the first time, dipped our toes in the really salty waters of the tidal Severn.

We upgraded to a Broom 34 around 18 months ago and since becoming involved with the club have tried to develop the membership in the Western side of the country. 

 

 

 

 

 

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South Coast Region

Coordinator: Tashia Scott

Tel:  Mobile: 07766 07713882198

Information coming  soon!.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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South East

                                                                                                                                                                        

Representative: Kelston Tobin                                                                                                     

Tel:  Mobile: 07860 541953                                                                                       

                         

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Ireland

Coordinator: Vacant Position

 

Welcome to the Ireland Regional Page

As can be seen from the attached map the Broom Owners Club (BOC) has members on the Shannon and the Erne which are the two main Inland Waterways of Ireland boating areas. At present we do not have any coastal members but needless to add, coastal based members would be very welcome. 

 

There is a large number of Broom boats in Ireland, some new, some old and in many cases ex Emerald Star Line hire boats as that company was a major customer of Broom Boats in the past – we would be delighted to welcome them to membership of the BOC.

BOC is a wonderful opportunity for members with similar boats to exchange ideas and an opportunity to draw on the experience of others in the event of problems.

Whilst the BOC provides an opportunity for members to cruise in company it is not intended as a replacement for existing boating organisations or clubs. BOC endeavours to have gatherings now and again and on occasions that the club is joined at those gatherings by staff from Broom Boats which presents members with an informal opportunity to discuss various issues.

If you are interested in joining or need any information concerning the Broom Owners Club please feel free to contact any committee member.

 

 

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Thames

Coordinator: Linda Varney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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