What does the OGA offer?

First of all, it's about sailing! But take a look at our Members' discounts and the stunning nautical books to win in the Photo Competition! Browse our list of members' blogs with trans-Atlantic adventures as well as tales closer to UK waters. The News pages illustrate what's been happening this year . . . If you like what we do, why not join us now?

For those of you who enjoyed the talk at our 2015 Solent AGM here is an update about H W 'Bill' Tilman from Bob Comlay. A new collected edition of all Tilman's books is available with a generous discount for OGA members, read on for more details.
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 . . .

As the evenings are drawing in, remember to think about the OGA Photo competition, 2016. Read on for details of how to submit your photos .

The OGA has eight trophies awarded annually to members from any Area. Nominations are accepted from any OGA Member. Read on for a full list of trophies.

'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.

With over 11,000 miles of British mainland coastline, HM Border Force ask everyone to be vigilant, reporting suspicious activity to Project Kraken.

The famous Big Race for Small Boats, held in the Walton Backwaters, remains popular with the East Coast Gaffers. 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.

Once again, South West Gaffers would be very pleased to welcome intrepid Gaffers from other Areas to the Rally, 28 - 31 July 2017. Why not think about calling in on passage to the Scilly Islands with the OGA 'South by South West' cruise in company?

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    Editor's update: 2 December 2016

    This week, we've opened up a new Features area with a varied collection of articles. Take a look and let us know what you think. There's only a few weeks left to sort out your photos for the OGA Photo Competition. With beautiful books to win, do make time to enter! We have several generous new Members' discounts and our Members' blogs listings include several updates from 2016. 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