East Coast


Cruise from EC to the Isle of Wight for OGA 55

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 to Saturday, August 18, 2018
Transcur on passage to Cowes
©Clare Thomas

We are hoping for a really big turnout of East Coast boats and members for the OGA 55 event. As we recognise that the cost of getting down to the Isle of Wight is not insignificant - fuel and ferries for the trailer sailors, and harbours en route for the cruising boats, the East Coast Committee has decided to offer £100 from EC funds to each EC boat attending the OGA 55 event. This will be refunded to members on arrival at the Folly.

Trailer sailors and open boats have a special feeder rally from the 11th - 15th August; the big boat event runs from 16th - 18th August but there should be space at the Folly if you arrive early.

Cruise to OGA 55 Event

'Transcur' is planning to set off from Pin Mill around 1st August with the aim of reaching Kent to join the Swale Match on Saturday 4th August with 'Witch' and 'Bonita', then cruising leisurely together round the coast to the Solent. We will probably call in at Ramsgate, Eastbourne and Newhaven where we hope to meet up with some local gaffers, then on to Brighton, Chichester and finally to the River Medina. Others may want to set off later, so if you let us know your plans, whether provisional or firm, we can publish them here and hopefully enable everyone to sail with or meet up some fellow gaffers on the way to OGA 55.

Find out more about the events in Cowes, and register now for the OGA55 event. Book early to reserve your place.

Pete Thomas
Organiser phone: 
+44 (0)1473 832808
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