East Coast OGA members arrived in Southwold with boats large and small for the annual Rally, 20 - 21 June, 2015, but the lack of wind meant no racing on Saturday. Nonetheless, everyone had a good time at the Sailing Club and Blythburgh.
THE EAST COAST AREA OF THE OGA
East Coast Gaffers introduced a pioneer troop of 20 scouts from Brightlingsea to sailing the big gaffer 'Pioneer' as well as seeing the gaff rig at work on smaller boats. By all accounts, the 'young gaffers' enjoyed the experience and learned a lot.
The East Coast OGA first ran a rally on the River Crouch in 1985. This year they celebrated the 30th anniversary of the event with a dozen or so gaffers enjoying a weekend of racing and partying.
Sea-Change Sailing Trust are looking for young people between the ages of 16 and 25 years to join a five day residential sailing trip aboard the Thames Sailing Barge 'Reminder' in July 2015. This may be an ideal opportunity for the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential.
East Coast Gaffers will be introducing a 'Pioneer' troop of 20 scouts from Brightlingsea to sailing the big gaffer 'Pioneer' as well as seeing the gaff rig at work on smaller boats.