East Coast


About us

East Coast OGA

The East Coast Area of OGA stretches from Kent up to the Wash, although our principal areas of activity are on the Essex and Suffolk coasts. We have strong links with the Dutch OGA and run many social and sailing events throughout the year.

Sailing events are open to all gaff, lug, square and gunter rigged vessels (there's no age limit) and classic Bermudan yachts traditionally designed before 1960. We also welcome traditionally built vintage powered vessels, such as MFVs.

East Coast Area Committee

The following Officers were elected at the AGM on 24 November 2018, to serve for 2019.

Your Committee meets monthly at the Stour Sailing Club to plan our lively annual programme. There are several sub-committees to deal with specific tasks and events which may require more detailed work. We're always keen to hear your ideas and receive offers of help from East Coast OGA members.

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Robert Hill Area President  
Lorna Hill Area Secretary Southwold
Pete Thomas Area Vice-President  
Clare Thomas Treasurer  
Alison Cable Eastcoaster Editor  
Pete Elliston   Wrabness and Youth
Mike Robertson   Holbrook
Mick King   Crouch
Richard Giles   Brightlingsea & website
Steve Daley-Yates   Website
Sue Lewis   East Coast Press and Publicity
Trevor Rawlinson   Crouch
Yvonne Mitchell    



















We are grateful for the support of our sponsors:

Associated British Ports
Adnams, Southwold
Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners
Classic Boat
Classic Marine
Dong Energy UK
Eastern Yachts
English Braids
Fox's Chandlery
French Marine Motors
Hampstead Homes
Ipswich Borough Council
James Lawrence Sailmakers
Seafarer Books
Seamark Nunn
Teamac Paints
Watercraft Magazine