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Cruise in Company with the OGA this summer! OGA President Sean Walsh gives early notice of the West Cork cruise, muster in Kinsale, 17 July and enjoy a warm Irish welcome at the Glandore Classic Regatta before cruising stunningly beautiful and safe anchorages.

Cruise in Company with the OGA this summer! The Solent Committee gives early notice of a cruise from Yarmouth IoW to St Malo, Britanny and back to join the French OGA rally celebrating the arrival of the famous gaff schooner 'La Recouvrance', 4 August 2015.

We hear from OGA member, Keith McIlwain, Bristol Channel Area, that his newly built gaffer has been shortlisted for the Classic Boat Magazine Awards, 2015. Take a look at all the shortlisted categories, and vote for the winners by 28 February 2015.

In 2014, 'Sailing by' gathered historic 'tales of sail' with a particular focus on the Netherlands as the Dutch OGA celebratded their 10th anniversary. We're now looking for more contributions from all around the UK, Dutch and French coasts as we look forward to more 'Cruising in Company' in 2015.

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What about a subscription to Marine Quarterly, as a seasonal gift for sailing friends and family? There's a special offer for OGA members who wish to subscribe.

Northern Ireland OGA have been offered a 'ringside seat' at the Belfast Tallships Sea Festival this summer! Join us there along with up to 200 tallships.

The Annual Swale Smack and Sailing Barge Match is not strictly an OGA event, but it is open to all OGA members and, indeed, to all those with traditional vessels. Why not join us for this lively event on 8 August 2015?

Join Northern Ireland gaffers at Portaferry for traditional sailing, music and craic. Register your interest as soon as possible to help the organisers with their planning.

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    Editor's update: 30 January 2015

    Browse the lists of Association awards and Photo competition prizewinners in the Awards section. Area Officers are busy making plans for the 2015 Programme, with a dreaft version available to download from the Events section. There's two OGA Cruises in Company (CIC) this year along with a host of other exciting opportunitiies for small and larger boats. It's always helpful to organisers to have an idea of participant numbers, so register interest now if you can! The number of boats published in the online Boat Register is growing steadily, many don't have photos and there's lots more to do, so let us know if you're interested in helping with research and updating. If you're a member, do send in reports to keep the website up-to-date. If you like what you see around the site, the OGA is keen to welcome new members, so why not think about joining us?

    OGA Editor
    OGA Membership Secretary