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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 got off to a good start in May and June, find out what more is in store for the summer months . . .

If you like what we do, why not join us now?

Now is the time to start thinking about this year's photo competition. Entries may be submitted online from 30 June 2017. Read on for more details and links to the submission forms and guidance notes for 2017.

We are now taking entries for the East Coast OGA Big Week! As always it's a family friendly week of cruising and racing in local rivers and this year we plan to sail south!

The Annual Swale Smack and Sailing Barge Match is not strictly an OGA event, but it is open to all OGA members and, indeed, to all those with traditional vessels. Why not join us for this lively event on 29 July 2017?

We'll be celebrating our 55th Anniversary next year in true gaffer style. Provisional programme now available here - and the opportunity to express your interest.

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.
The OGA has negotiated discounts for members with several organisations, providing additional benefits to your membership. Read on for more details . . .

Short notice to you but here is an event that you may be very interested in attending.

Saturday 15 July found 28 boats at the start line for the OGA East Coast Race with a successful Small Boat Race on the following day. Read reports and results for both events here.

We hear from a long-standing East Coast OGA member, Jayne Tracey about the Liquidators dispersal sale of historic craft due to take place in just over one week: 26 July 2017.

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    Editor's update: 22 July 2017

    Members should have received their copy of the OGA Newsletter, Gaffers Log, last week. It complements articles published here in the News listings, which are, of course, more up-to-date than a printed publication. Check out the Events listings for more Summer regattas and rallies. The OGA is always keen to welcome new members, so why not think of joining us?

    OGA Editor
    OGA Membership Secretary