Join the OGA or renew your membership

Existing Members may renew by following the instructions on this page.

If our activities and aims strike a chord with you, why not join us? You are welcome to join whether or not you own a boat, and if you do, whether or not it is old or gaff-rigged.


  • enter your details below to make an online application and pay online by Paypal at the same time.

Membership benefits

  • a full-colour printed newsletter, the ‘Gaffers Log’, mailed three times a year;
  • regular email newsletters from your Area, and the Trailer Section if you have indicated your interest on the form;
  • access to members’ content on the OGA website, eg online Boat Register, photography competition;
  • inclusion of your boat, if you have one, in the OGA online Boat Register with the option to edit details.

Subscription costs

Individual member: entitled to one vote at the AGM and other general meetings (by cheque or PayPal £32, Direct Debit £30).

Family member:  partner and children under 21, entitled to two votes (by cheque or PayPal £37, Direct Debit £35).

Junior (under 25): entitled to one vote (by cheque, PayPal or Direct Debit £5.25).

If you join after 1 October your membership starts immediately and is effective until the end of the following year.
Please pay by PayPal when you submit the online form. If you pay by Direct Debit, payments will be taken in January.

Areas of the OGA

Choose the Area nearest to where you live or keep your boat, if you have one. If you are also interested in being a part of our nationwide Trailer Section for small boats, please indicate this on the form.

Joining online

Only enter your details below if you wish to join online and pay online by Paypal.
For payment by cheque or by direct debit at the discounted direct debit rate, please print and complete an application form and send to the address on the form.

Personal details

Please choose the OGA area you intend to be active in. You may also join the trailer section.

Boat details

Please complete if you have a boat. Give dimensions in ft and decimals of feet (eg 25.5ft)
If the boat already has an OGA number please enter it below.

Membership type

Please select a membership type and click yes to agree to abide by the rules of the Association and to receive communication by email from the OGA. The rules of the Association my be viewed by following the link at the foot of the page.
If you are (or have been) a member of the OGA and you are renewing your membership please give your OGA membership number.
I consent to the inclusion of my details in the Membership Yearbook. The information which you provide in this form and any other information obtained or provided during the course of your application for membership or your renewal of membership will be used solely for the purpose of processing your application and dealing with you as a member of the OGA including creation of our membership Yearbook with members’ contact details which will be available to all members. The data will not be shared with any third party for marketing or commercial purposes without first obtaining your explicit consent. The OGA Privacy Policy may be viewed by following the link at the foot of the page.
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