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Lowestoft & Oulton Broad

Motor Boat Club

Founded 1933

In the beginning / Pre-1930's

1905 Brooke Mawdsley Brooke 2

Mawdsley Brooke racing Baby 1 for the Brooke Trophy on Oulton Broad in June 1905.

Mawdsley Brooke was responsible for bringing motorboat racing to Oulton Broad.

1905 Brooke hydro Surprise

The experimental Brooke hydroplane Surprise on Oulton Broad in 1905.

The start of the Daily Mirror Trophy offshore at Lowestoft in 1929. The event would later be transferred to Oulton Broad.

1909 Dollydo II won off Lowestoft

Built at Norwich by Boulton & Paul, DollyDo II competed offshore at Lowestoft and on Wroxham Broad in 1909.

1913 Crusader

Crusader was another Hollingsworth craft which competed in 1913. The west end department store owner would later donate Nicholas Everitt Park to the Lowestoft Corporation - a permanent legacy to motorboat racing on the Broad.

1925 Jack Brooke Bulldog

Jack Brooke competing driving Bulldog in the 1929 Duke of York  international race on the River Thames.

1905 pic

With the maltings in the background, the 20hp Sterling powered Elgiva competing on Oulton Broad in June 1905.

1929 Daily Mirror 1904 Baby

Build in 1904, Baby 1 was one of the first successful racing craft from the Brooke boatyard located on Lake Lothing.

Nicholas Everitt

Nicholas Everitt

1911 Racing off Lowestoft

Cordon Rouge and Vicuna racing offshore at Lowestoft in 1911.

1910 Napier IV

4 Napier IV racing on Oulton Broad in 1910.