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Lowestoft & Oulton Broad

Motor Boat Club

Founded 1933

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Updated 20 March 2019

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Coming Up:



LOBMBC Nights at the Clubhouse


28 March - Club night

  4 April - Club night

11th April

Pre-season Drivers' Forum from 7pm.

18th April 

Pre-season ‘officials’ get together from 7pm

Affiliated to the British Power Boat Association


It Could Be You !


To show our commitment of introducing new drivers we are offering a fantastic opportunity for two NEW competitors to join the sports boat class.

    The lucky ones will receive a free 2019 BPBA licence, L&OBMBC club membership, dunk test (if needed) and a medical.

    Anyone that’s interested please contact our sports boat representative Ray Read - mail@rayread.co.uk

Quick Message


Quick message for all of our competitors.....

    We are still waiting for a few of you to forward your 2019 race season details/number/sponsor/class etc for inclusion in the program & website.

    We also have a limited number of A4 program advert spaces left. These are very good value at £120 for a full page, £70 for a 1/2 & £40 for a 1/4. Please message this page if you’re interested with the closing date being the 27/03/2019.

    The clubs management are working very hard behind the scenes to get everything together for what’s looking to be a very good season, the ‘word on the street’ is one of the best for many years


BPBA 2019 Calendar


Immersion Tests


Good news for our race fans......


16 drivers completed the annual Osprey Immersion test yesterday. L&OBMBC drivers Ray Birnie, Brian Block, Andy Gall, Robin Stoddard, Leon King & Danny Drake all took part. Some of ther other competitors in attendence were Steve Hoult, Ralph White, Richard Stallard (Jameys son), Jim Noone, Mette Bjerknaes & Harvey Smith.

    With many well known drivers still to go and 16 confirmed bookings for the 7th of April it all looks promising for the 2019 season.

Classic Car Show

First Powerboat Training Night

of season


Now is the time to get your applications in if you would like to have powerboat training this year. Our first theory night which forms half the training is on Tuesday 9th April at 18.30 in clubhouse. There are still a few places available if you act now. Go to training section of this site and download application form and send it in ASAP.

    Training available from age 8.5 to 16 in a GT15 monohull or age 14 upwards in a GT30 monohull or from age 16 in an OSY hydroplane. Training is free but you must have club membership.

    If you don't fancy it yourself but know someone who maybe interested please let them know.

    Further information available from our training coordinator - Malcolm Curtis 07528 044156.

Transponder Trials


We finally got to carry out the initial trials of the transponder lap timing system at the weekend. The results were very satisfactory with good, strong signals & feedback from the transponder & receiver.

    Our thanks must go to Jonny Peak & Mike Wray for ‘jumping in’ the cold Broads on such an awful day & to Thomas Mantripp & Brian Shulver for operating the test boat. We also had a positive response from our timekeepers who came to take a look.

    The club will now work hard to fund the equipment & discuss the various options with the supplier Super Sport Systems, we will update you all very shortly with some further information

The LOBMBC Website


We have been informed by our hosts that the existing website builder will cease to be supported from 1 September. Subsequently your webmaster will be developing a new LOBMBC website over the next few months.