What is BIBOA?

BIBOA Ltd is the UK RIB club for those who like to cruise and socialise in Rigid Inflatable Boats. Read more.

Why BIBOA?

To take part in any BIBOA sea-going event the skipper of the boat must be a paid up BIBOA member and there must be valid 3rd party insurance for the vessel. Non BIBOA Members are very welcome indeed as crew accompanying a BIBOA skipper. 

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Wednesday
Nov302016

Matt Prest shows off the Needles 

Thanks to Matt Prest and Neil McGrigor for this video. A beautiful day, awsome RIB with spectacular views of the Needles. 
Sunday
Oct022016

Testing off Hurst Castle

BIBOA members Marc and Lucas having a bit of fun off Hurst Castle yesterday, testing lots of recent modifications, including re-worked props and removal of the 'A' frame.

Wednesday
Apr272016

Weymouth - 1st cruise of the season 

A very successful cruise to Weymouth last weekend, the sun was out and the seas calm. Congratulations to Julian for arranging perfect weather and a great weekend away. Thanks Julian.

6 boats: Seahound 5 (Chris & Helen), Mystic Dragon (Bob +3), Ocean Devil (Marc & Lucas), Loujescha (Martin & Louisa and daughter), Black Adder (Trevor & Rick), Watershed (Mike, Julian & Roger).
 

Friday
Jan292016

Our Annual Dinner and Presentation of Awards for 2015 was held onboard HMS Warrior in the historic dockyard at Portsmouth.  It was a fabulous venue and 65 BIBOA members and their guests enjoyed a really good evening;  they were greeted with a champagne and canapé reception on the Officers' half deck, followed by a four course dinner, sat at the crew benches on the gun deck.   The 'Ansome Cabin Boys entertained throughout the evening and everyone retired at midnight back to the Hotel for a nightcap!

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Sunday
Nov222015

Venture Cup 2016 - Round Ireland

Here are the details for the 2016 Venture Cup. There will be a number of BIBOA members that follow the race in their boats (there are also some members competing). More details to follow.
 

Are you ready for Venture 2016?

Good afternoon teams,

We've been working away quietly, but strongly, in the background for the past few months and now's the time to share some key details with you. We shared most of what follows with your fellow raceteams at the Cowes Classic just under two weeks ago, and it's now time to bring you up to speed as well. We were thrilled with the positive reception our plans were met with in Cowes, and we hope that you too will be excited by

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Thursday
Sep102015

Solent standing on the boiler of Varvassi 

Well worth watching this if you boat in the Solent... Look how close the boilers of the wreck are to the needles.
"with an exceptionally low tide, we went out to the needles in search of the wreck of the Varvassi... and conquered it". Is this BIBOA member Neil McGrigor in his new Scorpion. The crew are standing on the boilers of the 1947 wreck of the Greek steamer Varvassi. These have caught out numerous boats in the Round the Island sailing race. 
Sunday
Aug302015

Around Scotland

BIBOA members Mike Deacon and Trevor Goddard cruised around Scotland, video here:
 

Saturday
Aug292015

Now thats cruising

BIBOA member Mike Deacon showing us all up again... with a return leg from his Scottish cruise... here is his plotter track:

Friday
Aug282015

Solent to Alderney to St Cast to Dielette to Yarmouth

BIBOA members Marc, Klara and Lucas Lyne in Ocean Devil hit Alderney for the festival with BIBOA members; Goddards in Black Adder and the Frosts, then off to St Cast. The forecast was not looking good, so a speedy trip back to Dielette, then over to Alderney to cruise back over the Channel with the Frosts and Goddard's. More photos here: http://www.biboa.com/cruising/2015-channel-islands-and-on-to-france/

 
  

Thursday
Aug272015

Awards Dinner 2015

BIBOA

Annual Dinner and Presentation of Awards

HMS Warrior 1860 - 21st November 2015

Book online here: http://membership.biboa.com/event-2028344

This year, to celebrate our 25th Anniversary, our Awards Dinner will be held on-board HMS Warrior in the Historic Dockyard of Portsmouth.  A champagne reception will greet guests at 1830 hrs on the Officer’s Half Deck, and at

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