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A good crowd of East Coast Gaffers enjoyed a Teamac question and answer session with some hands-on painting at Pin Mill on 18 February, 2017. Would you like to run a workshop in your Area?

Congratulations to Jo-Jo Pickering, who was awarded the Cape Horn Trophy and her son Finbar the Alan Hidden Memorial Trophy on

Reviewed in Yachting Monthly, March 2017, this beautiful hardback gives a brief biography of Arthur Briscoe (1873 - 1943) showcasing illustrations and early sketches produced for 'The Yachting Monthly'. Why not treat yourself to a copy now . . . ?

The wake for Mike Peyton will be held at Maldon on Sunday 19 February. Mike Peyton, founder member of the OGA, passed away on Wednesday 25 January, 2017, aged 96. Two tributes and information about the wake are published here . . .

Saturday 14 January, 2017 found OGA members gathered in London's Docklands for the Association AGM. The meeting included a chance to gather socially, elect a new President and find who had won awards and trophies in 2016.