Welcome to the OGA

OGA members should look out for the March issue of Gaffers Log in the post this week. If you're not a member, why not think about joining us now?

If you're intending to join an event, please make sure to register interest in good time. Visit the Events section for full details.

A biennial event in which 1600 or so boats of all different shapes and sizes sail around the Golfe du Morbihan, Brittany. Will you be taking your boat across?

All the fun of the quay and sea !
Yogaff 2015 is now being organised and more details will appear here duing the coming weeks.

Cruise in Company with the OGA this summer! OGA President Sean Walsh gives notice of the West Cork cruise, muster in Kinsale, 17 July and enjoy a warm Irish welcome at the Glandore Classic Regatta before cruising stunningly beautiful and safe anchorages. Early registration is to your advantage, so think about joining us now.

Cruise in Company with the OGA this summer! The Solent Committee gives early notice of a cruise from Yarmouth IoW to St Malo, Britanny and back to join the French OGA rally celebrating the arrival of the famous gaff schooner 'La Recouvrance', 4 August 2015.

In 2014, 'Sailing by' gathered historic 'tales of sail' with a particular focus on the Netherlands as the Dutch OGA celebrated their 10th anniversary. We're now looking for more contributions from all around the UK, Dutch and French coasts as we look forward to more 'Cruising in Company' in 2015.

Rowing, paddling, punting, quanting or motoring gently upstream and downstream on the Thames from Lechlade. A very relaxed start to the season.

Small boats have always been important on the East Coast. Most major events include a race for small boats; but Swallows & Amazons is different.

East Coast Race - the BIG start

The highlight of the East Coast Gaffers year, the East Coast Race has been running for over 50 years. Put the date of this historic event in your sailing calendar now.

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    Editor's update: 28 February 2015

    The March issue of Gaffers Log has been posted to members and Area Officers are busy making plans for the 2015 Programme. The events listings are updated regularly in the Events section. It's always helpful to organisers to have an idea of participant numbers, so register interest now if you can! The number of boats published in the online Boat Register is growing steadily, with over 750 now available to browse. Many don't have photos and there's lots more to do, so let us know if you're interested in helping with research and updating. If you're a member, do send in reports to keep the website up-to-date. 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