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Take a look at the events planned for the early season.
If you're not a member, why not think about joining us now?

Boats for sale

Browse our new 'Boats for Sale' section.

Once again, Dublin Bay OGA partners with Dublin Port Company's 'RiverFest' to bring a fantastic family friendly event on the River Liffey just east of the famous Samuel Beckett Bridge, 30 May - 2 June. Read on for full details, registration information and photos from previous events.

Cruise in Company with the OGA this summer! Read the May  update with news of the Cruise from Yarmouth IoW to St Malo, Brittany and back to join the French OGA rally celebrating the arrival of the famous gaff schooner 'La Recouvrance', 4 August 2015.

OGA member, Jeremy Clinton, is offering crew places aboard 'Marihona' on passage to Risor, Norway, where she was built in 1957. Currently in Falmouth, she'll be ready to depart mid-May, 2015, to reach Norway for the Trebats Festival (Tree Boat Festival) at the beginning of August. Read on for more detailed plans, and contact Jeremy if you're interested in finding out more.

All the fun of the quay and sea!
YOGAFF 2015 is not far away. Registration is still open, and you can also now downoad the Racing Instructions.

A joint event with the Trailer Section and the Bristol Channel Area, the Cardiff Bay Rally is based at Cardiff Yacht Club. Camping will be available at the club and pontoon moorings are available for larger boats.

Cruise in Company with the OGA this summer! OGA President Sean Walsh brings an update for 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. Registration remains open, so why not think about joining us now?

Do you sail a traditional rigged boat (gaff, lug, sprit or gunter)? If 'Yes' then join the Helford South West Gaffers rally. Why not participate in the Falmouth Classics 12 - 14 June and then sail across Falmouth Bay to the beautiful Helford River for the rally?

East Coast Gaffers will be introducing a 'Pioneer' troop of 20 scouts from Brightlingsea to sailing the big gaffer 'Pioneer' as well as seeing the gaff rig at work on smaller boats.

Organisers of the 14th Dutch Classic Yacht Regatta at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands invite OGA members to cross the North Sea and take part. At least three boats have already expressed interest from the East Coast Area, so read on for more details and make contact with the English co-ordinator.

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    Editor's update: 18 May 2015

    Our new 'Boats for Sale' section has just been launched with 16 members' boats for sale. May Day weekend saw the sailing season start with a OGA rallies at Tollesbury and Chichester. There's lots more going on in May/June around all the Areas of the OGA. Browse the Events section for up-to-date information and sign up early to give organisers an idea of participant numbers. If you're a member, do send in reports to keep the website up-to-date. The June issue of Gaffers Log is at the printer, due to arrive on members' doormats at the end of May. 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