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The charity Rescue Wooden Boats is holding an auction for places on board 'Lucy Lavers' as she joins the historic 'Return to Dunkirk' this year. Read on for details about how to bid for your place. The auction opens Friday 6 March.

East Coast OGA members challenged Mark Butler and his team at James Lawrence Sailmakers, Brightlingsea to make a topsail for local boat 'Reverie' in an evening. Around 30 members gathered at the loft to watch. Read the summary of Mike Robertson's report and see the speed of their work on video . . .

The weather has continued to be kind on the East Coast during 2014 where OGA members joined in with two locally organised events: Maldon Town Regatta and Maritime Woodbridge. Both Woodbridge, on the River Deben, and Maldon, on the River Blackwater have a long maritime heritage and these events keep the traditions alive.

The East Coast OGA has been busy this summer, with events starting at Easter weekend, continuing into May, every fortnight in June and every weekend in July. 17 boats joined the Dutch Anniversary Tour then back (some of them, anyway) for the August Classics Cruise!

We hear from new OGA member, Richard Crockatt, about his musical welcome at the OGA Trailer Section Norfolk Raid 5 - 6 July 2014, which went ‘with a swing’ despite the weather. Read the full report in September’s Gaffers Log.

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