East Coast


Despite the windy May Bank Holiday, East Coast gaffers enjoyed the first sailing event of the season at Tollesbury.

The latest Eastcoaster is now available on the Eastcoaster web page. Although shorter than normal it is packed full of upcoming events, so download for the latest information!

East Coast Gaffers invite you to join us for a BBQ on Saturday evening followed by the race and meal ashore on Sunday 26 May, 2019!

Come along to the first East Coast Gaffers sailing event of the season at Tollesbury, 4 - 5 May, 2019!

Yarmouth Gaffers Regatta, 2019 - 30 May to 2 June 2019.  Update  You can now register for this event.

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East Coast


Find out what's going on around the East Coast Area of the OGA. Send us your reports to keep the site up-to-date.

Scotland President, Gordon Garman and Dave Hart, the new Trailer Section representative in Scotland, are keen to invite gaffers to trail their boats to SW Scotland in August, 2019. Read on for full details of this exciting new event for the OGA calendar!

OGA members are warmly invited, once again, to the Annual Swale Match, open to all those with traditional vessels. Entry forms and other information is available here now. Why not join us for this lively event over the weekend 9 - 11 August, 2019?

The tall ship ‘Williams II’ left Blyth on 19 March, 2019 to start her round Britain trip. Changing crews at Grimsby, Lowestoft, Chatham, Weymouth, Milford Haven, Holyhead, Douglas, Ayr,  Oban and Ullapool. After stops at Scrabster, Wick and Peterhead, she arrived back in Blyth on 22 May. There was an official 'welcome home' on 1 June, 2019.