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Visit the Areas to find out all about what we do around the UK, Ireland, Netherlands and France. Browse Members' blogs for a variety of tales. Why not think about joining us now?

Boats for sale

Visit our Boats for Sale section, with over 40 boats listed.

If you are looking for a project, then 'Sea Pig' may be the boat for you. Get her sailing again, and keep an East Coast Classic alive!

Spend a February weekend in North Holland with the Dutch OGA and learn some practical skills for use on board. This promises to be a fun weekend for English and Dutch gaffers to share with bread-making, rope-splicing, music and fun!

In this article, first published in Water Craft Magazine, November/December 2015, designer Andrew Wolstenholme suggests there's more to modern gaffers than 'nostalgia-lite'.

Journalist, Author, Master Mariner and OGA member, Tom Cunliffe is guest speaker at the RYA North East Cruising Conference. Tickets available now.

This recently published book gives a brief biography of Arthur Briscoe (1873 - 1943) and showcases illustrations and early sketches produced for 'The Yachting Monthly'. This beautiful hardback volume is available to purchase now . . .

'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.

Suffolk Yacht Harbour has confirmed the purchase of online retailer Classic Marine, retaining the current website whilst expanding into a retail outlet in the building adjoining the existing chandlery at Suffolk Yacht Harbour on the River Orwell at Levington, Suffolk.

Organisers of this four-day regatta extend a warm welcome to all OGA boats withing to participate in sailing and racing around St Malo from 12 - 15 August 2016.

The organisers of this new event invite all owners of traditional and classic boats to join the maritime celebration on Scilly, 26 - 29 August 2016.

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    Editor's update: 1 February 2016

    With registration for Brest due to close soon, keep up-to-date with news from France and elsewhere in the News section. Winter events include a fun weekend in Holland as well as film nights and shore-based visits as everyone thinks about summer sailing. Check out the 2015 Photo Competition winners and find out who won OGA awards in 2015. The 2016 draft Calendar has been updated, take a look at the exciting season in store. The OGA is keen to welcome new members, so why not think about joining us?

    OGA Editor
    OGA Membership Secretary