Firstly, many thanks to John Kennet for graciously allowing me a plug for Club Powerboat.ie aimed at the Irish members of RIB.Net and also any of you in the UK with an interest in boating over here at some stage.
A few months ago, the Irish members in particular of RIB Net were discussing the "variable" and inventive nature of Insurance Premiums over here.
One of the points that came out of that discussion was that in Ireland, although motor boating is quite popular ( 5000 boats of over 15hp registered on the river Shannon alone ), Our NGB the ISA is unlike the RYA, primarily concerned with sailing clubs. There really is no one umbrella that Powerboaters, Ribsters, Barge drivers, PWC ers etc etc can unite under for areas of common interest and protection....
So.... We invite you to a sneak preview of Club Powerboat.ie. www.powerboat.ie/forums
The site is partially live with just the ( Undressed ) forums active. The forums will look a little bit more colourful when launched!
The rest of the site www.powerboat.ie
for Club Powerboat.ie is hidden while under development but will be up and running in a few weeks.
Feel free to join up and post on the forums in the interim and please invite your friends to join too !
I’d like to try and have the nucleus of a forum membership established when the whole Club Powerboat.ie site goes live officially in a few weeks.
As always , suggestions on how to improve are most welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org
. ( Many thanks already to John Kennet for his extremely valuable technical advice today !)
We can also add additional categories and even sub categories in the forum on demand.
Lough Ree Power Boat Schools website has now moved to www.powerboat.org
and can be contacted at email@example.com