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
Apr202011

Shingles Bank...

I think the chart says that Shingles Bank at low water my reach 60cm above sea level. On Saturday 16th April, this was the picture, at least 7 meters high at low water... I remember when spectating the Cowes Torquay Cowes start we thought it was shallow, we could see sandy water, little did we think that maybe it really was very shallow, according to the chart we should have had many meters of water under our prop...

Here is the link to a 20 second video shot from the peak when we anchored and landed ashore...

Tuesday
Mar292011

John Adlard - Ocean Devil - Spring is in the air...

Wednesday
Mar232011

Amazing what you can find on Google Street View these days...

Wednesday
Jan052011

Croatia Cruise - 21st to 28th May 2011

Negotiations are taking place with a Croatian Rib dealer/ Rib charter company near the city of Split. They have not only agreed to supply the Ribs but will also organise accommodation throughout our stay and advise on the itinerary.
 
The provisional itinerary is as follows:
 
Saturday
Fly from Gatwick to Split where will will be transferred to our accommodation in the medieval walled city of Trogir. We are hoping for an early flight as this city is well worth visiting.
 
Sunday
Collect the Ribs and set off on a shot trip to the island of Brac for an hour or two before setting off for the beautiful Roman town of Korcula

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Monday
Nov222010

20th Anniversary Dinner videos

All the 20th Anniversary Dinner videos are now live on YouTube. You can also go direct to the new BIBOA channel on YouTube and see the video a bit bigger by clicking here. If you 'subscribe' to the BIBOA channel using the yellow button below, you will be notified every time a new video is added. 

Thursday
Nov042010

The Weymouth Wander

October 9th 2010 saw a great cruise down to Waymouth expertly organised by Julian Lyas, good company, great grub, sunny skies and bouncy seas. Here is Superfly enjoying it all... more photos soon.
And a video below from on-board Blue Tube whilst going round Old Harry. Lucas and Marc getting wet.

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Thursday
Nov042010

The Lymington Challenge

For the latest photos and results on the Lymington Challenge see here

Thursday
Nov042010

Ribs and Tanks

On one of the best days of the year weather-wise two families, the Beaurains and the Goddards, and two RIBs, Storm Breaker and Blue Ray, met on the Itchen and headed for Cowes. It was flat calm but with plenty of large shipping to swerve around. We moored on the Town Quay, met the waiting bus and jumped on for the five minute ride to the museum.

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Thursday
Nov042010

Devonshire Delights in 2010 - mudlarking and water-skiing on the beautiful South Devon coast

Three BIBOA members give us their stories on a massive fire, 30 knots headwinds, a grounding, a SIB, chess and a Dartmouth curry ... a real adventure packed cruise.

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Thursday
Nov042010

The New Kid on the Loch – a relative newcomer to BIBOA tells why his family are now BIBOA Scotland fans

 

Our 2010 highlights included marvellous accommodation at Portavadie Marina (including hair straighteners in the gents!), great company, fantastic scenery, dolphins, seals and gannets. RIB heaven.

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