Saturday 21 July, 2018 found 35 OGA gaffers and Bermudans at Stone Sailing Club on the start line for the East Coast Annual Race, with very little wind . . .
THE EAST COAST AREA OF THE OGA
This section holds a growing collection of 'Galleries' to illustrate what goes on in the OGA East Coast Area, past and present. Each 'Gallery', holding up to 30 images, has been gathered together by members of the East Coast Area.
This gallery provides a glimpse into some of the output from Crossfields of Arnside, active on the NW coast of England for around 100 years from the 1840s. Many of the boats are still sailing around the world.
Sandy Miller came along to watch the racing on Saturday 5 May 2018, and got some suberb shots of the boats. Have a look and see what perfect dinghy racing weather conditions look like.
In 2017 the East Coast August Cruise sailed south. There was racing, cruising with fun afloat and ashore for a week from Ipswich to Brightlingsea and back.
Here are some photos from those taking part in the OGA South b’Sou’West Cruise in Company, 2017. OGA members may log in and comment, if you took part, do send in your photos to add to the collection.
The Annual OGA Race on the East Coast in 2017 attracted nearly 30 boats, with a selection of those participating captured by various photographers.
The first OGA Tollesbury Rally took place in April 2014, at the invitation of Tollesbury Sailing Club. The first sailing event of the season, it ran again in May 2015 and has now become a regular event on the East Coast OGA calendar.
Pictures of rallies held to protest at the fencing off of Mistley Quay. Not just gaffers but all sorts of local craft participate on the river side of the fence watched by those protesting on the quay.
This gallery was originally developed to complement the article by Andrew Wolstenholme, 'Gaff rig: past, present and future'. Browse the boats, let us know what you think, and send us photos of any more to include . . .
Every year an intrepid group of East Coast sailors venture to the northern edge of their area and brave the entrance to Southwold Harbour. Sometimes they race their big boats off the pier, other years they head up the Blyth River in dinghies. Whatever the event, and whatever the weather, there is always a great welcome from the Southwold Sailing Club, and beer!