Looe Boat Owners Association (LBOA) was formed in 2002 by local (and not so local) boat owners with moorings in and around Looe. 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. All enjoy the sociability that the club provides.
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 and we have a Whatsapp group for instant notification of these events. To be included, send a message to our Events Organiser via our contact page.The Events page shows where and when meetings take place. General club evenings are held in Looe Sailing Club and 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 so keep checking us out to see what's new!
The club enjoys close association with Looe Sailing Club, based in Buller Road, Looe, where LBOA hold most of their meetings. There are also close connections with Looe RNLI and with Looe Harbour Commission. The Harbourmaster often visits to speak on issues or activities which may be of particular interest.
Club members spearheaded initiatives such as:•An extension to the Millpool slipway•The Looe river refuelling steps•The West Looe riverside BBQ and picnic site.
Looe Boat Owners don’t have to own a boat, any dream will do!