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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