Oulton Broad WEBCAM
Updated 22 June 2017
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Come On And Get Racing !
Attention new or returning drivers..... the L&OBMBC is in a position to offer you a unique opportunity. We have a selection of equipment that needs to be raced & seen on the water, you get a licence (1/2 price for newcomers & returning drivers who haven't raced for 5 years) & we give you the boat. In return we expect to see the boat raced as much as possible at club & national events. There's a choice of GT-15, GT-30 & OSY. Basic terms & conditions apply.
It is with deep regret to announce that our Race Secretary & Vice President Sue Staveley has sadly passed away following a long battle with cancer. Sue had dedicated a lot of effort and personal time over several decades to support our club in many ways, she will extremely be missed by all. Our thoughts currently are with John, Simon & family. RIP Sue.
Wayne Turner once again crowned King of the Broads
Following the last 2 weeks being cancelled we are facing another far from perfect Thursday evening this week with strong gusts forecast from the early afternoon. A handful of drivers, members & spectators have commented over the past couple of weeks with "why cancel it?" and "it's not that bad". We have to trust the choice of the on duty OOD & respect his decision, I appreciate it spoils people's evening & plans but firstly the safety of our drivers, rescue, officials & public spectators is the number 1 priority and not putting on a show, we also have to consider holding up the numerous volunteers who I'm sure have homes & family to go to rather than "hanging on" just in case the wind drops.
Finally the lost 2 weeks have severely impacted the club financially, our estimate is upwards of £3000, this comes from the cost of the insurance, ambulance, paramedic, race entry fees & catering, obviously taking this into account trust me "if we could we would!!!"
Fortunately Thursday night turned in a excellent race evining after a delayed start.
This Week's Racing
Thursday 22 June marked the 29th aniversary of Mick's accident.
Back on the Water
Honours in the EP Barrus series for Sportsboats went to Tom Roberts. PHOTO FRED EMENY