Welcome to the OGA, 2017!

Take a look at our Members' discounts and list of Members' blogs to find out more about what the OGA offers to Members.

2017 Events are being added as the organisers finalise details . . . If you like what we do, why not join us now?

Winners of the 2016 photography competition were announced at the OGA AGM, 14 January, 2017. Read on for full details and to find a gallery of all submitted photos . . .

OGA member, Jon Bray, South West Area, is thrilled that his newly built gaffer 'Unity' has been shortlisted for the Classic Boat Magazine Awards, 2017. Take a look at all the shortlisted categories, and vote for the winners.

In this article, first published in Water Craft Magazine, November/December 2015, designer Andrew Wolstenholme suggests there's more to modern gaffers than 'nostalgia-lite'.
We bring David Sycamore's tale of his solo transatlantic crossing in 'Sally B', a traditional gaff rigged 34' wooden boat, sailing from Mevagissey to Martinique. First published in Classic Boat Magazine, October, 2016.
Many OGA members keep blogs and other online records of their restoration projects, racing and cruising activites. We list them here for others to share. If you have a blog or online tale to share, contact the Editor.

'Sailing by' has been updated with new stories and layout. It carries updates from OGA fleets cruising in France and Scotland along with associated 'tales of sail' including archive video, photos and related nautical writings.

Saturday 14 January, 2017 found OGA members gathered in London's Docklands for the Association AGM. The meeting included a chance to gather socially, elect a new President and find who had won awards and trophies in 2016.

Interested OGA members are invited to the Medway/Swale Boating Conference, held in Chatham 4 March, 2017.

The OGA Trailer Section will hold a small boat rally at Glenridding Sailing Centre, Ullswater, 8 - 10 September, 2017.

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    Editor's update: 16 January 2017

    It was good to see so many Members at the AGM, 14 January in London. Look in the Awards section for lists of winners of OGA Trophies and browse the Gallery of winners in the Photo Competition. The Events section has been updated recently, and there's a comprehensive Calendar to download and print - so start planning for 2017! Browse our new Features area with a varied collection of articles, and more to come. With Members' discounts and our Members' blogs listings you'll get a taste of what the OGA is all about. If you're not a member, and like the sound of what we do, why not think about joining us?

    OGA Editor
    OGA Membership Secretary