Who are the South West Gaffers?
South West Gaffers is the South West Area of the OGA and organises events both on and off the water for those Members who live or cruise in the South West of England.
To join in our events you need to be a member of the OGA, so browse around to find out more. You can even sign-up online!
Formerly the Devon and Cornwall Area, but from 1 April 2013, renamed as the South West Area, our main event is the Start Bay Rally and Race held in July in Start Bay off Dartmouth. We have a Fitting out Supper in March/April, usually in the Plymouth area and a Laying up Lunch the first weekend in November in a central Devon location, adjacent to the A38 for easy access.
During the winter months we arrange informal get-togethers in pubs across Devon and each year there are usually a couple of trips to traditional boatyards such as Stirling & Son. Will and Sara Stirling will be familiar to readers of Classic Boat.