Albatross Racing 


Racing in 2017


It is with great sadness that we have to announce that there will not be any Albatross racing this year.


Unfortunately, due to a change in the RYA licensing rules this year, they have scrapped the “Event / Day Licence” which was the one we used to race with as guests at Windermere and Oulton Broad. Now, under the new rules we would need to apply for a full drivers licence, plus pay for and undergo a full medical, plus join a powerboat racing club, plus pay the entry fee for racing on the day. And even if we agreed to all of that, if you look at the RYA powerboat racing website there isn’t actually a category for an Albatross racer to apply for.


We’ve always tried to keep cost of racing to a minimum as we appreciate that it all accumulates quite quickly, but we simply can’t justify all that expense for one or two races a year.


We’ve spent the last couple of months trying to appeal the RYA’s decision because it seems ludicrous to suddenly shut the door on us, and also, to anyone else who wishes to take up the sport. We’re more disappointed that we weren’t informed of the decision, or given any notice that this might happen by the RYA powerboat race manager.


We’ve contacted the CEO and the Chairman of the RYA on numerous occasions with little success , and we’ve finally admitted defeat for this year.


We'd like to thank the Lowestoft and Oulton Broad powerboat racing club and Windermere motor boat racing club for inviting us to race and lookin after us so well. Most importantly, we’d like to thank all of you for all your support over the last five years as none of it would have been possible without your participation and enthusiasm. It’s been a lot of fun, and we hope that you all continue to love your Albatross as much as we do. We are still hoping to organise rallies and meetings in the future and we will keep you updated on any events or progress.

If anyone has any suggestions, or knows anyone with a big lake, let us know…

 


Windermere July 16 2016


Come and see the albatross race on the amazing lake at the Windermere motor boat racing club 

albatross racing
albatross racing


All wrapped up for 2014 now we will look to do three events in


 2015. Check back in the new year for more info.


Albatross Boats Return to Thrill the Crowds at Oulton Broads 


in August 2014

 

Albatross Marine is pleased to announce another weekend of fun cruising, socialising and racing on the Broads on the August bank holiday. This will include a factory tour with the opportunity to see these splendid boats close up in the factory they were made, and you’ll also have the chance to chat with some of the people that built these extraordinary craft.

 

Sunday 24th August will be a social day for all classic boats to enjoy the scenic splendour and fun of cruising the Broads.

 

Albatross Boat Show

 

We will be holding the first Albatross boat show which will be the perfect opportunity for anyone who wishes to buy or sell an Albatross. For those who have an old Albatross as a ‘project’ that isn’t quite finished, this will be a great chance to pick up some helpful tips and advice. Please contact us to book your boat place.

 

On Monday 25th August Oulton Broad Racing Club will host a day of entertaining racing which will include three races for the Albatross class. The winner will take home the lovely silver Albatross model known as the Archie Peace Memorial, kindly donated by the Peace family whose father designed the original Albatross. Race fans will be able to watch the racing from the shore or on the water in their boats. There will also be boats displayed on the land for closer inspection and a chance to talk to their owners.

 

 

Itinerary


Saturday 23th August 2014

For those of you arriving on Saturday, you can leave your boat at the yard between 2pm and 5pm.

 

Sunday 24th August 2014 - Enjoy the Broads

09.30     Arrive at old Albatross yard in St Olaves where you will be met by your host and given a tour of the old works.  

               Albatross boat show opens.

10.00     Start to launch.

11.00     Set off to Breydon water.

13.00     Lunch at The Fishermans Inn, Burgh Castle Marina http://www.burghcastlemarina.co.uk/the-fishermans-inn/

14.30     Make your way on to Breydon water (you will be able to open up your boat here)

15.30     Set off back to St Olaves via The New Cut

16.00    Collect your ice cream from us at Reedham on the way back to the yard. (You can leave your boats at the yard overnight)

19.30     Meet at the Ivy House Hotel for dinner at 8pm for a night with the men that built the Albatross. Please remember to make your reservations ASAP as places will go fast.  http://www.ivyhousecountryhotel.co.uk/en/

 

 

Monday 25th August - Race Day

You are free to launch in the morning and have a cruise up the broads again.

12.00 Pits open for scrutineering

16.00 First timed runs

16.30 First race of three, 9 lap races

19.00 Firework display 

 

 

 

 

To register your interests please contact: John at info@albatrossmarine.co.uk or 07899 097615

 

Useful information

 

 

Broads licence 

Licence will cost you £22.50. For more info click on the link

http://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/tolls-and-registration/short-visit-tolls.html

 

Accommodation

There is plenty of accommodation in hotels and Bed & Breakfasts in the area.

Try www.laterooms.com    or    http://www.oulton-broad.com

Or http://www.ivyhousecountryhotel.co.uk/en/

 

Classic video of Albatross Racing      

 http://www.britishpathe.com/video/oulton-speed-boats/query/oulton+broad

 

 


 


Albatross Boats go back home!


And racing on Oulton Broad

 

2013

 

Albatross Marine are pleased to announce a weekend of fun and racing on the Broads. This includes a factory tour and the opportunity to see these splendid boats close up in the factory they were built, as well as the chance to chat with some of the people that built these extraordinary crafts.

Sunday 25th August is a day for all classic boats to enjoy the scenic splendour and fun of cruising the Broads. Monday 26th August for those who wish, Oulton Broad Racing Club will host a day of entertaining racing which will include an Albatross class.  There will be prizes for all classes, and in the Albatross category the winner will take home a lovely silver Albatross model known as the Archie Peace Memorial trophy that has kindly given by the Peace family whose father designed the original Albatross.

 

Race fans will be able to watch the racing from the water in their boats and there will be boats displayed on the land for closer inspection and a chance to talk to the owners.

 

Itinerary - Sunday 25 August 2013 - Enjoy the Broads

9.30        Arrive at old Albatross yard in St Olaves where you will be met by your host and given a tour of the old works.   

10.00     Start to launch the boats.

11.00     Set off to Breydon water.

1.00        Arrive at The Berney arm inn for lunch.

2.30        Make your ways on to Braydon water where you will be able to open up your boat.

4.30        Set of back to St Olaves by the new cut (you will be able to leave your boats over night).

7.30        Meet at the Wherry hotel  lowerstoff for dinner.

 

Monday 26 August - Race Day

You are free to launch in the morning and have a cruise up the broads again.

12.00 Pits open for scrutinering

16.00 First timed runs

16.30 First race off three 9 lap races

19.00 fireworks end the day 

Oulton Broad Racing Club will be putting on a day of entertaining racing to include Albatross

Class racing

 

To register your interests please contact: John at info@albatrossmarine.co.uk or 07899097615

 

Useful information

 

 

 

 

Broads licence  will cost you £22.50 for more info click on the link

http://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/tolls-and-registration/short-visit-tolls.html

 

Accommodation

There is plenty of accommodation in hotels and Bed & Breakfasts in the area.

Try www.laterooms.com    or    http://www.oulton-broad.com

 

Classic video of Albatross Racing       http://www.britishpathe.com/video/oulton-speed-boats/query/oulton+broad

 

www.albatrossmrine.co.uk

                                      The Archie Peace Memorial Trophy

albatross racing trophy


The Albatross Marine MK Trophy for 100e boats 

albatross racing trophy


Albatross racing 2012

 

Congratulations to our first winner Richard Hepper.  


Second place was John Humphries and third was Robin Safford.

               

Well done all.

albatross racing winners

 


After the success of our first race day at Oulton broad where we all had such fun, I would like to take this opportunity to thank John and Sue Staveley of LOBMC for hosting such a great event for us. Mr Hepper came out on top as the winner off the Archie Peace

Memorial Trophy, while Marcus Dadson was the winner off the Albatross Marine MK

trophy for 100e powered boats. I am looking to add to the event next year and will keep

you all posted when I have more news on dates and locations.


Finally, I would like to thank all of you that made the long journey to come and be part

of the event. Without your support it would not have happened. John



Want to go racing? Keep readin


Albatross marine boats have a long history of being racing boats since Archie Peace started out building his first three Hydroplane boats that won many races around the UK. In the fifties they moved on to the runabouts that were raced at many local clubs, and in the sixties there was the introduction of the mighty Climax powered boats. 

 

It doesn't matter what type of Albatross boat you have as long as she is in reasonable shape. You may need to make some minor amendments to the boat to make her meet current safety specs, but this should not take more than an afternoon and cost very little. 


If you do not have the time or inclination we can carry out this work for you. 


Please email us for a full copy of the rules at info@albatrossmarine.co.uk  


Any questions you have, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help.


There is now a video showing you how your to make your albatross complaint. see the video below .


               

Come and join the fun in 2014