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Two of the four one-day cruises in company planned by the Bristol Channel Area have taken place, with one cancelled due to high winds. Here's a short report and photos. The final cruise is planned for 11 September, 2015.

On Saturday, 23 May, 2015, eight students and two teachers from Mayfield Community School, Cork were on two traditional sailing boats in the middle of Dublin Bay. They were taking part in the second Dublin Bay OGA Junior Gaffers event.

Hatty Fawcett had a really wonderful sail in the Round The Island Race on 'Susan J', and tells us about the exciting day.

East Coast Gaffers introduced 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. By all accounts, the 'young gaffers' enjoyed the experience and learned a lot.

Are you ready for the 2015 OGA Photo Competition? The submission forms are now available on the website, so read on for full details about how to enter, and share with us your 'unmissable moments' this year!

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

With storms and gales on both sides of the North Sea and English Channel, boats intending to join the OGA Cruise in Company from Yarmouth to St Malo are now gathering in the Channel Islands. We'll add to this post as we hear more from the fleet on passage.

Alice Pellow visits the Royal Solent Taittinger Regatta. 

The OGA Trailer Section will hold a small boat rally at Glenridding Sailing Centre, Ullswater in September. Members, friends, newcomers and others are welcome to attend. Read on for full details.

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    Editor's update: 20 July 2015

    We're into the serious sailing season, with reports from around the Areas, browse the News reports to catch up with what's going on, and remember to catch those moments for the OGA Photo competition, 2015, which is now open for submissions. There's more boats advertised in the 'Boats for Sale' section this week. Browse the Events section for up-to-date information and send your reports to the Editor to share your experiences. 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