Originally Posted by roycruse
Only problem for me is that it all seems a bit solent orientated and most of your cruises and social events I guess would originate from there so not sure I would benefit much from membership.
The current membership of BIBOA is nationwide, although the central South coast area is the most popular region at the moment in terms of where members live or choose to base their boats/launch their boats. There are approx a dozen members in Devon and a couple in Cornwall, I think, so you could arrange to meet up with them or organise your own Cornish cruises and I'm sure you'd get some BIBOA members from other areas willing to join in the fun. The main social event (a dinner dance and awards presentation combined with the AGM) will be held in Bristol this year.
Participation in cruises is a big benefit of BIBOA membership but there are othr benefits too such as Riblines magazine (produced 5 times a year), discounted insurance from a well-established RIB insurer, access to a wealth of information and help from BIBOA members or from the RYA (to which BIBOA is affiliated) and the opportunity to meet a lot of really genuine and interesting people from all walks of life who share a common passion!
End of sales pitch!