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May Update: 37 UK OGA boats have secured berths in Brest, likely to be a record attendance. The update is published for those intending to sail as one of the OGA flotilla ‘in company’, to join the French OGA fleet. Why not trail your boat or join in the fun by ferry or plane? Returning skippers might think about joining the Plymouth Classics at the end of July.

The Solent Gaffers are once again encouraged to come to the Cowes Classics Week  11th to 15th July 2016

Next year we celebrate the Plymouth Classics 30th anniversary and in 2016, South West Gaffers would be very pleased to welcome intrepid Gaffers from other Areas to the Rally, 29 July - 1 August, as you explore our fine coastline. Why not think about calling in on passage back from Brest and Douarnenez? There's berthing available in Sutton Marina, our hosts for the past ten years.

Boats, crews and campers are warmly invited to join the 6th biennial Seafair Haven, 11 - 18 June 2016, sailing and enjoying Pembrokeshire's National Park with local hosts in the Milford Haven Waterway.

'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. Over 20 boats have already registered to participate in the Brest/Douarnenez Festivals, 2016. Send your contributions from the UK, Irish, Dutch and French coasts.

The famous Big Race for Small Boats, held in the Walton Backwaters. Sheltered waters for small boats, but challenging tides, current and mud banks. Bring all the family and camp near the yacht club for the weekend.

Showing off our boats and demonstrating some sailing on the lake, the Beale Park Show takes place at Beale Park near Pangbourne. The lake has a lock onto the River Thames. Free entry into the Boat Show for those who bring their boats.

Yarmouth Gaffers Regatta, 2 - 5 June 2016. Updated with joining instructions

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    Editor's update: 30 May 2016

    Following on from Bank Holiday events around the Areas, there's the Yarmouth Rally and Beale Park to look forward to next weekend. Remember to send contributions to the Editor for Gaffers Log and the website, to keep the News section and Events listings right up-to-date. Browse the OGA online Boat Register, with 999 boats listed now. What will be the 1,000th boat to be published? The OGA is keen to welcome new members, so why not think about joining us?

    OGA Editor
    OGA Membership Secretary