Hi to all,
I haven't really followed this thread until today, so thought I would try to clarify some of the questions about the website.
Firstly, the official site currently in www.BIBOA.com.
There are NO other domains currently in use.
was put up as a placeholder (since the old www.biboa.co.uk
went away), and we have been busy building a completely new website to replace this.
is work in progress and is being put together with help from Martin Stacey by myself and a number of other members of the club. Clearly it is not finished but hopefully will be live by the end of the month.
The intent of this site was to address the 3 main areas of members of the club ... racing, cruising and safety, and hopefully address everybody else as well. As part of this you will be able to apply for membership online, and hopefully renew and buy clothing as well.
The only thing we have decided not to put on the site is a forum, as there are plenty of others (RIB.net, Boatmad, UKOffshore) that cover this need, and the club probably does not want to be associated with some of the more controversial threads on these forums.
The reason it has taken so long to update/rebuild the site is that so few people actually get involved themselves and contribute. There is a request on the www.biboa.com
site for contributions from which so far I have received nothing!
Currently all the content has come from myself, Jackie Hunt, Jim and Yvonne Mackintosh, Gary Ticnker, Neil Mcgrigor, Keith Slater and a few others who also regularly contribute to Riblines.
It is surprising that the people who moan and complain the most are those who never do anything anyway!
Thanks to Charles for this, as unfortunately it is all too often true. If you want to improve the website, please provide feedback in one of two ways ...
1. Send contructive feedback on what you would find useful on the site, and we will try (where possible) to accomodate.
2. Provide material, pictures etc that we can publish on the site.
You can reply to me on this forum, or you can email me directly at email@example.com
I hope it at least clears up the issue of the doamains. Looking forward to all your contributions