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Oulton Broad WEBCAM
Updated 16 July 2018
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Opportunity Awaits !
We are in a position to offer 2 new Sportsboat drivers a fantastic opportunity to have their pre season costs paid for.....this will include the RYA basic powerboat licence, dunk test & medical, the idea behind this is to encourage newcomers to the Sportsboat class and our club.
Anyone interested please contact us.
Thursday 19 July
for the Earl Howe Trophy
@ 18.00 hrs
Thursday 12th of July we took advantage of our missing race night (due to European championships) to run a club race training night. Boosted by entries from people who had seen our displays at Hopton and Hevingham we had 13 trainees for the session.
We had 3 OSY, 4 GT30 and 6 GT15 trainees going through the training. Everyone was welcomed by Training Principal Malcolm Curtis to the club on a lovely summers evening.
After going through the Pre training assessment tests with everyone our two RYA trainers Brian Block and Brian Shulver took them through the remainder of the Theory training giving time for any questions as they did so. Once this completed the trainees had to sit a further Circuit Theory Test before heading out to the Jetties to take to the water.
The OSY trainees ably looked after by Jason Mantripp and his pit crew (Jamie Ayers and Simon Mantripp) with Brian Shulver overseeing and the GT15/30’s looked after by Julie and Lee Prewer with support from Jessica and Joseph Haylock overseen by Brian Block.
We have to keep to the 6mph Broad speed limit on these Training events so the boat training is just to familiarise themselves with steering and controls at low speed.
All drivers are now booked in to one of our remaining club meetings to complete their race training element. The great news is that several are already talking about taking up the sport and purchasing outfits for next season.
We have already got names down for 2019 and hope to run some early season sessions in Spring.
I cannot thank enough all the people who freely give up their time to make the training successful. In addition to those already mentioned in article could I thank Duncan, Mandy and Shane on Rescue and John 4X4 driver and of course Trish for opening bar. Also want to thank Pete and Nigel for their assistance addressing some last minute technical issues with boat.
Training Principal / LOBMBC
Photos by Jack Breach
A Service of Remembrance will take place for Philip at Waveney Memorial Park and Crematorium, Beccles at Friday July 27th at 12 noon. Family flowers only please but donations in memory of Philip made payable by cheque only to Cancer Research UK may be given at the service or sent to Beccles Funeralcare, 4 Exchange Square, Beccles, NR34 9HL