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Lowestoft & Oulton Broad

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Founded 1933

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Updated 22 June 2017 

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2017 National Calendar PBRC Bulletin

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.

SUE STAVELEY

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.

 

Peter Mantripp

Commodore

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.

 

Peter Mantripp

Commodore L&OBMBC

This Week's Racing

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Mick Pentney

Thursday 22 June marked the 29th aniversary of Mick's accident.

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Back on the Water

Tom Roberts

Honours in the EP Barrus series for Sportsboats went to Tom Roberts.  PHOTO FRED EMENY