Thursday 29 February
2nd Driver Medicals
& Social Evening
Monday 18 March
Shore Staff Dinner
@ Third Crossing
Sunday 14 April
2nd Pre-season Scrutineering
Sunday 5 May
Monday 6 May
2024 LOBMBC Membership Form
now available to download
Click on the UIM logo
to view the 2024 international calendar
2024 Club Calendars
The 2024 club calendars are now for sale, at the bargain price of £10. It is glossy and with fantastic photos taken by our club photographers. It is made up of best 13 images from the this years very well supported photograph of the year competition. The winning photo for the 4th year running was taken by Fred Emeny and takes pride of place on the front cover. Well done Fred! He was presented with his Photographer of the Year award at the annual dinner.
The photographs on each month are the top 12 runners up chosen by our management committee without knowing who the photographers were.
To buy your calendars you can:
Collect from Joy Shulver (07880 500370)
5 Fulmar Way , Oulton
Broad, NR33 8PL
Payment can be by cash, cheque, or BACS (details on request)
If you would like your calendar posted at cost;
1st class add £4.95 for
postage and packing.
2nd class add £4.00 for
postage and packing.
Our thanks go to the following for their photographs used in this website:
• Lee Prewer
• Jack Breach
• Paul Breach
• Fred Emeny
• Sarah Patchett
Updated: 25 February 2024
A busy weekend of pre-season preparations
Well done to all the competitors who took part in the “local dunks”. This was well attended with a total of 13 drivers undergoing the annual immersion test! The same event also had a very good turn out of rescue divers getting signed off for their cell extraction familiarisation, a great effort by all! It was great to see our own crews taking part alongside the Rapid & Osprey Teams.
Today was the first “pre-season” scrutineering session, again very well attended by the clubs regular scrutineers and in addition Ricky Gibbs who is going to train to be a competent scrutineer this season. We had a good show of race boats with our next session on Sunday the 14th of April, please get your place booked with Barry Turner ASAP! Don’t forget you MUST have this done prior, and in advance of racing!!
Thanks to ALL the club volunteers that have given up their time.
This coming Thursday, the 29th, will see the second driver’s medical night, with over 20 booked in it will be another busy evening for Dr Atkins. The Clubhouse bar will be open for social evening from 7pm.
The Commodore Hotel
An opportunity missed ?
Back in the early 1960s the Club was offered the lease for the Commodore Hotel by the Darby family who had been prominent boat racers since the 1930s. The property also included a slipway and boatshed.
However the management committee at the time considered this too big a financial risk and declined the offer. M.W.
Ivan Darby building race boats in the Commodore boatshed, now demolished.
New additions to the Photo Archive
Howard Earle in his Crescent powered hydro and Brian Thwaites in his Jaguar powered inboard runabout Baby Brother launching at the Wherry slipway in 1970.
The original thatched clubhouse pictured upon completion in 1929