Looe Boat Owners Association
You don’t have to own a boat, any dream will do!
Looe Boat Owners Association (LBOA) was formed by local (and not so local) boat owners
with moorings in and around Looe.
The club was started in 2002 by Dave Peat, the current President, and at that time the proud
owner of Talland Lass, a 23 foot Princess cruiser. Dave wondered if other Looe berthed boat
owners were interested in getting together in some form of association to discuss mutual
problems and experiences and to meet socially.
They were! The first members signed up in May of that year.
From a modest beginning the club grew quickly and and although most members have
something that floats, boat ownership is not a pre-qualification for membership. Some are
social members with no boat at all and others have moved their boats to other locations but
remain in the club. The usual reason for this is that they have formed close links with other
members and enjoy the sociability that the club provides.
The club enjoys close association with Looe Sailing Club, based in Buller Road, Looe, where
LBOA hold most of their meetings. The Events page shows where and when meetings take
place. General club evenings are designed to be both social and informative. There is a
licensed bar and usually some refreshments. Occasionally speakers talk on a range of topics
of interest to Looe Boat Owners.
There are also close connections with Looe Harbour Commission and the Harbourmaster
often visits to speak on issues or activities which may be of particular interest.
The club is involved in various initiatives, some of which they spearhead, such as improved
launching facilities (see the LBOA Projects page), or supporting events such as Looe's bid for
involvement with the London 2012 Olympics.
Looe Bay is generally regarded as one of the best venues in the UK for sailing and boating
and in 2012 Looe Sailing Club hosted the World Redwing Sailing Championship.
The club is run voluntarily by several of its members. River and beach BBQ's plus weekend
social events, such as sailing to Fowey for lunch or overnight stays, often occur. Many of these
take place on an ad-hoc basis where members arrange to get together on their own initiative,
usually on demand.
This web site has been launched to widen our audience and attract new members.
So keep checking us out to see what's new!