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Browse our new 'Boats for Sale' section.

Hatty Fawcett had a really wonderful sail in the Round The Island Race on Susan J, and tells us about the exciting day

Are you ready for the 2015 OGA Photo Competition? The submission forms are now available on the website, so read on for full details about how to enter, and share with us your 'unmissable moments' this year!

Cruise in Company with the OGA this summer! Read the June update with news of the Cruise from Yarmouth IoW to St Malo, Brittany and back to join the French OGA rally celebrating the arrival of the famous gaff schooner 'La Recouvrance', 4 August 2015.

We're looking for contributions from all around the UK, Dutch and French coasts as we look forward to more 'Cruising in Company' in 2015. 'Sailing by' includes archive video, photos and 'tales of sail' linked with activities of OGA members including the Round Britain Challenge, 2013 and Netherlands Tour, 2014.

The week after Swallows and Amazons, why not stay on the East Coast for a bit more sailing in Arthur Ransome territory. A bit of exploring, a little bit of racing and quite a lot of singing!

Cruise in Company with the OGA this summer! OGA President Sean Walsh brings an update for 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. Registration remains open, so why not think about joining us now?

Register now for the North East OGA Race, the first to be held in many years, due to take place during the Coquet Yacht Club Regatta, Amble, 1st and 2nd August this year.

Some of our Solent Members did very well in the RTIRace, and also read about Ivy Green's first experience in the event.

East Coast Gaffers introduced a pioneer troop of 20 scouts from Brightlingsea to sailing the big gaffer 'Pioneer' as well as seeing the gaff rig at work on smaller boats. By all accounts, the 'young gaffers' enjoyed the experience and learned a lot.

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    Editor's update: 3 July 2015

    We bring reports from Solent gaffers taking part in the Round the Island Race and a Youth Fund event on the East Coast. The OGA Photo competition, 2015, is now open for entries, so make sure you've got your camera 'ready to roll'. There's several more boats advertised in the 'Boats for Sale' section along with OGA events all around the Areas, including the Annual Race just announced in the North East. Browse the Events section for up-to-date information and send your reports to share experiences. 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