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/
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
BIBOA Scottish Cruise May 2015
“Throttles down at 10.45” was the phrase that ended the briefing on day one of our first cruise with Biboa. Douglas, a Glaswegian with expert local knowledge of the Hebrides, had gone through the days itinerary – rendezvous at Dunollie Castle for a quick coffee and to ensure all OK then onto Eigg for lunch and then on to Tobermory with a planned return to Oban around 6.00pm. Sure enough at 10.45 am 8 ribs set off at full speed toward Eigg and so began our 5 day cruise. It was quite a sight, 8 ribs of assorted colours and sizes racing down the strait towards our first rendezvous. As we couldn’t all moor alongside the wall at Eigg some of us picked up the buoys and were ferried in by one of the ribs. Lunch gave us the chance to meet new faces and have a brief wander around Eigg. Onto Tobermory for chocolate and a quick drink before returning to Dunstaffanage for a debrief at the Wide mouthed frog and then left to our own devices for dinner. One of the group recommended the Oyster Inn which was just up the road and where we had the most fantastic langoustines.
At the briefing on Day 2 Douglas produced a bag of hats and proceeded to explain their meanings and what to do if we saw him wearing a particular one whilst at sea. He also had 2 hats to be awarded on a daily basis. The captain’s hat for good seamanship and the “d...head” cap for those daft actions you really wished no-one had noticed. Day 2’s itinerary was first to the Isle of Seil for a coffee break and then onto Ardfern for lunch. En route the radio suddenly blasted with a message that we were going to
There are a few changes to the events calendar for this year
(all BIBOA members will have received an email detailing the relvant contact details to book places):
Summer lunch is booked at The Hut on the Isle of Wight.
Weather permitting, we will meet up in the morning for a cruise to a convenient location for a coffee stop, before meeting up at The Hut at 1.30 for lunch at 2.30pm.
Lunch at Little Gloster.
Information will come out soon from Julian Lyas.
20th, 21st, 22nd July
Alderney and Jersey cruise. Run by Julian Lyas and Chris Strickland.
24th to 26th July
Support to the America's Cup Trials. Richard Salaman is the official Safety Officer for the day and is therefore creating his own safety team of some 50 ribs. He can be contacted directly if anyone would like to get involved.
BIBOA will be meeting on the Saturday, 25th July, ready to watch the 1.30 - 3pm session followed by a late lunch at The Mary Mouse in Portsmouth Harbour at 4pm. Details will be on the website during that week. Run by Chris Strickland.
15th, 16th, 17th August
5th, 6th, 7th September
Channel Islands and Cherbourg Cruise
10th, 11th October
Saturday, Awards Dinner on-board HMS Warrior in Portsmouth 1830 hrs
Sunday, AGM at the Holiday Inn Express 10am
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).