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Apart from the sailing, what are the other benefits of OGA membership? Find all our Members' discounts here. There's plenty going on around the Areas, so visit the Events listings to find more details.

Browse our updated list of members' blogs

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

Will you be joining South West Gaffers at the Start Bay Rally this year? Full details, entry forms and programme are available now.

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 . . .

Next year we celebrate the Plymouth Classics 30th anniversary and in 2016, South West Gaffers would be very pleased to welcome intrepid Gaffers from other Areas to the Rally, 29 July - 1 August, as you explore our fine coastline. Why not think about calling in on passage back from Brest and Douarnenez? There's berthing available in Sutton Marina, our hosts for the past ten years.

Join the Cardiff OGA fleet for a race around the buoys on 30 June, 2016.

'Sailing by' includes archive video, photos and 'tales of sail' linked with activities of OGA members including the Round Britain Challenge, 2013, Netherlands Tour, 2014, Round the Island Race and St Malo Cruise, 2015. Over 20 boats have already registered to participate in the Brest/Douarnenez Festivals, 2016. Send your contributions from the UK, Irish, Dutch and French coasts.

We hear from Ben Collins, Brest co-ordinator, that the OGA fleet is gathering around the coasts in preparation to set sail for France to join the Brest and Douarnenez Festivals in July 2016.

Register now for the North East OGA Open Race, due to take place at Blyth, Northumberland, 13 August 2016.

Entry forms and full details now available for download here! The 2016 East Coast Race is suitable for all types of gaffers; big smacks down to more modern Memories and Golant Gaffers. A late tide allows plenty of time to use the best of the ebb to get out to sea and fresh young flood to make it back to port.

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    Editor's update: 27 June 2016

    We hear the OGA fleet is preparing to depart for France as the Gaffers Log goes to press this week. Members should look out for it on their doormats mid-July. Remember that reports for the website are welcome anytime, to keep the News section and Events listings right up-to-date. There's over 1000 boats for browsing in the OGA online Boat Register, have you had a look around yet? There's three new Members' discounts and updates to our Members' blogs listings to look at. The OGA is keen to welcome new members, so why not think about joining us?

    OGA Editor
    OGA Membership Secretary