Eastern Region Events
Heads Up - May edition
- Written by Robert Middleton Robert Middleton
- Category: Eastern Eastern
- Published: 12 May 2021 12 May 2021
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From the Admiral.
Our first boating event of the season over the early May bank holiday was well attended and extremely successful. My thanks to Peter and Elaine Ward for all their efforts in coordinating the cruising aspects and organising the barbecue.
Our programme of events for the rest of the year is as follows: –
Event Dates Contact
Whitby 4 July to 30 July 2020 Robert
Walton Backwaters/Thames Estuary 5 to 28 August 2020 David Evans
Beccles 28-31 August 2020 Elaine Ward
Southwold Dash 19 to 20 September 2020 TBA
Laying Up Lunch 31 October 2020 TBA
Icicle Cruise 3 to 9 December 2020 TBA
Christmas Dinner 4 December 2020 TBA
As the hospitality industry is well on the way to opening up to something approaching normality, we are hopeful that all of the above events will take place. As ever we need volunteers – particularly someone to organise the "Southwold Dash" --.names to me please.
On the subject of coffee mornings, we are currently looking at venues in the Brundall area. We have taken as our brief, a venue that is no more than 10 minutes in the car from Brundall. For the time being we shall continue with our Zoom coffee mornings which will be at 1030 on Saturday, 22 May 2021. Please note the date – we have brought the coffee morning forward so that it does not clash with a Bank Holiday weekend.
It has been a difficult time for everyone, but in Eastern region we have managed to stay active and enthusiastic about club activities and as regional coordinator, I would like to thank everyone who has helped in this over the past 15 months.
I have been tasked by the Club’s main committee to find a home for the club’s marquees. There are 2: in my opinion some 2 cubic meters of space is needed. The main items are 2 roofs, 8 sides, all the associated poles and ropes. These items really need to be kept in the local to the Norfolk Broads area.
Does anyone have space in their barn?
Whitby 4 to 30 July 2021.
We currently have four boats booked for the cruise from Lowestoft with another two expected to join us in Whitby from other regions. If any of you would wish to join us we shall be pleased to have you.
The cruising program is somewhat as follows although this will depend very much on weather conditions: –
Leg 1 Lowestoft to Wells
Mon 5 July 2021 ETD Lowestoft 0900 ETA Wells Fairway 1430
Leg 2 Wells to Grimsby
Tue 6 July 2021 ETD Wells 1300 ETA Grimsby 2040 (Spurn Pt Anchorage 1940)
Leg 3 Grimsby to Whitby
Wednesday 7 July 2021 ETD Spurn Head 0600 ETA Whitby 1330
Leg 4 Whitby to Grimsby
21 July 2021 ETD Whitby 0900 ETA Grimsby 1700
Leg 5 Grimsby to Wells
22 July 2021 ETD Grimsby 1000 ETA Wells 1515
Leg 6 Wells to Lowestoft
23 July 2021 ETD Wells 0700 ETA Lowestoft 1100
Walton Backwaters – 5 to 28 August 2021.
BOC Eastern Region – Beccles Rally – 28/30 August 2021
We are planning to resume the Beccles Rally this year over the August Bank Holiday weekend – the moorings at Beccles have been reserved.
The line-up of activities will broadly follow the conventional and proven schedule, with a DIY barbecue on Saturday afternoon/evening. On Sunday afternoon we are planning some maritime-related activities, prior to a social gathering on Sunday evening.
We are pleased to have found a new venue for this, which will include a buffet supper, entertainment beforehand and after-dinner speaker – at considerably less cost than previous years.
Plans are progressing well for what is expected to be a popular event, and booking forms, together with a detailed programme and costs for the whole weekend package, will be circulated at the end of May for reservations on a first-come, first served basis – against payment in full.
Look forward to seeing you all on the water.