Trailer Section

Contact the Trailer Section

Secretary: trailersec [at] oga [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Trailer%20Section%20OGA) (Keith Mosley)

OGA Members who ticked the Trailer Section box when joining receive emails about small/open/trailerable boat events. To express interest in these events membership [at] oga [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Trailer%20Section) (email the OGA Membership Secretary) and ask her to add you to the Trailer Section list. Events suitable for small/open/trailerable boats are marked 'SB' on the calendar of events and tagged on the individual website listings. Trailer Section members belong to their local OGA Area, but often travel to other Areas to join an event. We organise events across the UK on inland and coastal waters and join events in the Netherlands, France and further afield.

Scroll down to browse the list of Events suited to small/open/trailerable boats . . .

Owning a smaller boat has many advantages, not least the freedom from mooring costs and the worry of winter gales. More importantly, unlike a cruiser which is often limited to 25 miles or so from its home port (unless it’s the annual holiday), the owner of a trailer boat can take the craft just about anywhere, and experience new challenges, not only at sea but also on rivers and lakes.

Most Trailer Section members use tents or caravans when away, and a strong 'après sail' tradition has grown up at campsites. Our motto is 'Fun afloat. Fun ashore'. All types of boats are welcome. Gaff rig is loosely interpreted to include lug, gunter, sprit etc. Sizes vary from under 10' to 18', but these are not limits. Types of boats vary from sailing canoes to small cabin boats. Neither are we into polished bronze and varnish! Although you will see some excellent examples of this, it is not expected. 

The OGA is a broad church and encompasses members who love old boats and wouldn’t be seen dead in anything built after 1890, whilst others are perfectly content with brand new plastic. Please do not think that your boat is too old or too new, or in some other way unsuitable. Come along and join us.

Trailer Section Events

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10 Jul 2020 to 19 Jul 2020

2020 sees the Brest and Douarnenez Festivals in France. Will you be joining the fun?

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26 Jul 2020 to 1 Aug 2020
Suitable for small/open/trailerable boats

As always this will be a family friendly week of cruising and racing in local rivers, following straight on from the Annual Race. Put the date in your diary now . . .

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6 Aug 2020 to 10 Aug 2020
Suitable for small/open/trailerable boats

OGA boats are invited to join the OGA Bristol Harbour Weekend, linked with the Bristol Channel Yachting Association.

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11 Sep 2020 to 20 Sep 2020

The Southampton Boat Show returns 11 - 20 September 2020.

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11 Sep 2020
Suitable for small/open/trailerable boats

These are informal days intended for those wishing to lock out into the Channel from Cardiff Bay to enjoy a coastal cruise in company.  

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