Simon and I have just talked through possible dates for a "HBBR+" meet in 2016. We'd currently favour dates around (before, during, after) the weekend of 20th-22nd May.
The 20th-22nd May is before the Bank Holiday signals the half-term crowds... and well before the Beale Park Boatshow (3rd-5th June) - and it should be late enough for the Swallowtail Butterflies to be in abundance.
In order to make the meet viable we'd need a similar sized turnout to this year. That doesn't have to be the same groups though. I'd like to get a few canoe sailors along... and I assume Simon and Sheila would invite a few stalwarts of the AYRS... but we could perhaps see if a few DCA folk might be interested to see if we can get a sailing-core.
If the date does NOT work for people, I'll liaise again...
One option might be a weekend towards the end of April... as we've then got a Bank Holiday... and the immediately subsequent weekend, Simon and Sheila might be hosting a "Go Wild @ Barton Broad" event.
The other option would be to go later... maybe to the weekend after Beale.
I hope to get to Barton this year. After a couple of months house decorating (to gain enough Brownie pionts for all I need to do) I am out in the barn trying to get my broads boat ready for the water in May. The aim is to launch it up at Barton and sail it on the broads after a gap of at least 10 years. Back to work now, see you there.