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Find out all about what we do around the UK, Ireland, Netherlands and France. Browse Members' blogs for a variety of tales. Why not think about joining us now?

Boats for sale

Visit our Boats for Sale section, with over 30 boats listed.

Read about Solent Member, Steve Mitchell's cruise this summer across the Channel.

The North East Area of the OGA invites members and friends to a guided visit of the galeass 'Haabet' with lunch on 5 December 2015.

Have you made your plans to join us at the OGA AGM, Saturday 16 January 2016, Fox Excel, London? Read on for more details . . .

James Dodds invites members to visit his exhibition 'Wood to Water' from 12 December, 2015 to 14 February, 2016 at the Colchester Gallery, Essex. Read on for more details and video timelapse of James painting the Essex smack, 'Peace'.

The OGA has received a special invitation to join in the two greatest classic boat festivals of them all! Free berthing at both festivals and at selected ports along the Brittany coast on the way. Trailer sailors welcome with free launching and parking. Sail with us as one of OGA flotilla ‘in company’ across the Channel to join the French OGA fleet. 

We're looking for contributions from all around the UK, Irish, Dutch and French coasts as we enjoy more 'Cruising in Company'. 'Sailing by' includes archive video, photos and 'tales of sail' linked with activities of OGA members including the Round Britain Challenge, 2013, Netherlands Tour, 2014, Round the Island Race and St Malo Cruise, 2015.

The 1 December deadline is almost upon us for OGA members to nominate fellow members to be rewarded for their achievements with our annual award of Trophies. There's several categories to choose from. Read on for more details . . .

Why not use these dull winter evenings to sort out your photos and enter the 2015 OGA Photo Competition? The closing date has been extended until 31 December, so there's no excuse of running out of time. Prizes will be more stunning nautical books from Adlard Coles Nautical and the Jardine Press, amongst others. Read on for full details . . .

Following discussions at the East Coast AGM, the organisers are planning to strengthen the East Coast Race in 2016 by changing the format. Read on for the outline plans and put the date in your diary now, 30 - 31 July 2016.

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    Editor's update: 26 November 2015

    OGA members should look out for the December issue of Gaffers Log, mailed this week. As the nights draw in, why not sort out your photos for the OGA Photo Competition, 2015? The closing date has been extended, so there's still time to submit those pictures! There's updates from Areas in the News section and a few dates for events over the winter and into 2016. The OGA is keen to welcome new members, so why not think about joining us?

    OGA Editor
    OGA Membership Secretary