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Old 22 July 2001, 04:19   #1
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RIB Clubs in North West UK

I have just bought a new 4.8M 50Hp RIB.
I would like to do some long(ish) distance crusing but would like to do this as a group (safer and more fun).
Does any one know of active RIB groups who are in the northwest of the UK.
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Old 10 August 2001, 05:36   #2
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BIBOA is a national club, although its current activities do have a definite southern bias. However, club events only happen where someone is prepared to organise them. It's a catch 22 at the moment: few northern events, few northern members; few northern members, few northern events!

I would suggest that you join BIBOA (if you haven't already) and organise a cruise near you. It doesn't have to be anything particularly adventurous, and you can always ask for help from the committee (or here!).

Alternatively, pick a date a few weeks ahead and postsomething here and see what sort of response you get.

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John took the words out of my mouth!
BIBOA does tend to have a southern bias but that is often because thats where people are willing to organise cruises! The best part about joining is getting contacts with other like minded souls in your area. I know a couple of people in the north wet that i can put you in touch with. If you want to know more about biboa or have a chat email me at cruising@biboa.co.uk

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Freudian slip Alan?

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Try looking at the thred named Anglesey you could join this at the BH weekend

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Old 21 August 2001, 04:32   #6
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Hi there,

Just what do you call North West UK? I have small boat up in the Scottish Higlands and would be very interested in joining up with others for an explore in the Highlands somewhere.

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Old 21 August 2001, 08:12   #7
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Thanks for the replys, sorry did not answer sooner but been on holiday. I have considered the BIBOA but as you said is looks mainly southerly based, but may join as you say its catch 22.
I intend to sort a short trip and post on here in the near future, nothing to heavy just see if there is any interest any sugestions would be welcome.
In reply to north west, I an in lancashire but would condiser south scotland for cruises.
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Garygee, DO join the BIBOA, I am about to do so and as I said my boat is based in the Scottish Highlands on the Moray Firth. Most of the BIBOA members may be in the South, but if those of us with boats in the better half of the UK(!) don't join then the top half will remain the the dark.
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