Why BIBOA?

To attend any BIBOA cruises or races you must be a fully paid up BIBOA member. The reason for this is that we pay for an expensive insurance policy that covers all event organisers for the liability of organising an 'event' of any size that another member or members attend. 

What is BIBOA?

BIBOA is the UK RIB club for those who like to cruise, race or just socialise in Rigid Inflatable Boats. Read more.

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Monday
Jan192015

5 changes to the cruising calendar...

A couple of changes to the cruising calendar (in bold):

11th/12th April                 Weymouth cruise...
25th/26th April                  Honfleur cruise
23rd - 28th May                 Scotland cruise BIBOA25 (confirmed)
20th/21st/22nd June     Alderney/Carteret cruise Carteret
4th July                             Summer lunch and Competition at The Hut BIBOA25
18th July                           Isle of Wight, lunch at the Little Gloster
23rd - 26th July                 BIBOA support to America's Cup Trials Portsmouth
14th August                       Cowes Fireworks (confirmed)
15th/16th/17th August  Dartmouth & West Bay cruise
5th/6th/7th September  Channel Islands & Cherbourg cruise
10th/11th October          Weymouth
21s/22nd November           25th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Dinner and AGM BIBOA25

With the new year fast approaching we wanted to share the preliminary cruise schedule for 2015. All the dates have been added to the calendar here on the BIBOA web site: http://www.biboa.com/events-calendar/ (click 'Agenda view' then 'Look for more' several times to reveal the whole calendar for 2015. We will keep this calendar up to date throughout 2015 (BIBOA 25th anniversary year). For more information, please contact mary.puddifoot@mail.com.

Please remember to keep your 'boat details' up to date here on the BIBOA membership web site prior to joining any BIBOA cruise (http://membership.biboa.com).

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Saturday
Jan102015

Safety boats needed for Scillys event

Message from Glenn at Ocean Sport UK: 

We will be holding our event paddling from Scillys to Sennen on July 4th this year for individual and paired paddlers. We will also be holding a second race in September (date to be confirmed - same route) for Hawaiian canoes and stand up paddle boarders.
The number of entrants is restricted by the number of safety boats we can muster (one per craft). We would be looking for any boat which is 5m plus in length, has VHF comms and RYA powerboat cert level 2 - ideally crews with previous safety cover experience would be fantastic. I appreciate that these might restrict those who could help, please call or email me and thoughts on this.
At present we can guarantee fuel costs of steaming over to the Scillys and return fuel covering the event. We will also pay for one nights accommodation on the Scillys for two safety boat crew members - obviously we would also provide a goodie bag of event t-shirts and sponsor products (this will be confirmed closer to the time).
What I really need is volenteers numbers as soon as possible - I need this as we need to release how many people will be able to enter the race.
I hope this makes sense, if not or more info is needed please give me a call on 07533695031.
Please see our website with a video of last years crossing and info for this years event here http://www.thecelticcrossing.com.
I hope all is well and I look forward to talking with you soon.
Kind regards,

 

Friday
Jan092015

Better than a fairy...

BIBOA member Keith Singleton seems to have had a wild Xmas in Derbyshire Peak District, the BIBOA Under 6m trophy awarded to Keith and his daughter Kate with their RIB 'Murphy' took pride of place on top of the tree, better than a fairy!

Sunday
Dec072014

2015 preliminary cruise calendar 

28th/29th March             Weymouth cruise
25th/26th April                Honfleur cruise
23rd - 28th May              Scotland cruise BIBOA25 (confirmed)
20th/21st June                Alderney cruise
4th July                           Summer lunch and Competition at The Hut BIBOA25
18th July                         Isle of Wight, lunch at the Little Gloster
23rd - 26th July               BIBOA support to America's Cup Trials Portsmouth
14th August                     Cowes Fireworks (confirmed)
15th/16th August             Dartmouth cruise
5th/6th September          Channel Islands and Cherbourg cruise
21s/22nd November       25th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Dinner and AGM BIBOA25

With the new year fast approaching we wanted to share the preliminary cruise schedule for 2015. All the dates have been added to the calendar here on the BIBOA web site: http://www.biboa.com/events-calendar/ (click 'Agenda view' then 'Look for more' several times to reveal the whole calendar for 2015. We will keep this calendar up to date throughout 2015 (BIBOA 25th anniversary year). For more information, please contact mary.puddifoot@mail.com.

Please remember to keep your 'boat details' up to date here on the BIBOA membership web site prior to joining any BIBOA cruise (http://membership.biboa.com).

Sunday
Oct122014

Annual Dinner, awards and AGM

Saturday 22nd - Dinner and Awards

Sunday 23rd November 2014 - AGM

At The Filly Inn, Lymington Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO41 7UF
 

This year, our Annual Dinner and Awards Night will be held at a lovely New Forest Pub called The Filly Inn, in their very attractive function room.  The Filly Inn is

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Friday
May092014

Scotland cruise photos live

Photos from the first 3 days of the Scotland Highlands and Islands cruise are live here:

http://www.biboa.com/cruising/scotland-day-1-3rd-may-2014-shot-from-ocean-devil/

http://www.biboa.com/cruising/scotland-day-2-4th-may-2014-shot-from-ocean-devil/

http://www.biboa.com/cruising/scotland-day-3-5th-may-2014-shot-from-ocean-devil/

What a fantastic 3rd, 4th, 5th May cruising. More photos to follow here... 

A big thank you to Douglas Crocket for arranging another fantastic week on and off the water.

Monday
Mar242014

Menu for season opener Weymouth cruise

Monday
Jan202014

Last weekend in Anglesey

Last weekend after a 5 hour tow I did a bit of explooring around Anglesey. A beautiful day with fantastic scenery. Thanks to Dean Watson for showing me round and through the Swellies (friend of BOBOA member Andy Micklewright, thanks Andy, Dean was invaluable, the local knowledge was invaluable as the Swellies are interesting at low tide...)

Saturday afternoon.

Courtesy flag now flying ready for the next adventure around Anglesey

Saturday
Nov232013

Highlands and islands cruise dates for 2014

Dougie Crocket has anounced the dates for next years Highlands and islands cruise.
3rd May 2014 until about 8th May based at Dunstaffnage Marina, Oban.
Most crews will stay at the Wide Mouth Frog.
High water at Oban 10:30hrs BST approx on the 3rd of May for those needing to launch.
4th May will be the first official day of the cruise, although a few of us may be out on the Saturday.
Meet in the Frog bar at 10:00 on the 4th for first official first full day cruise.

Here are a few links to some previous years:

 

 

http://www.biboa.com/home/2013/5/11/...ng-better.html
Oban cruise 2012 - 29 April to 5 May
http://www.biboa.com/home/2012/5/12/...-scotland.html
May 2011 cruise kyleakin skye
clyde cruise from 20th 28th may 2009

Friday
Aug302013

Shark spotted on route to Roscoff

 2 sharks spotted south of Guernsey on a passage to Roscoff.

 

 

 

 

Had a very long lunch due to fog not clearing til about 3pm. Then decided to stay the night anyway!

 

 

 

 

 


Stopped overnight here In St Cast the old town is delightful and a short walk round the bay from the marina I'm going to organize a cruise here next year We are now in St Helier going to Cherbourg tomorrow And home to Lymington on Sunday Chris & Helen

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