SW Scotland Trailer Boat Meet: August, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019 to Monday, August 19, 2019
Rough Island
©Dave Hart

I am thrilled to announce the first ever trailer event for Scotland, courtesy of Dave Hart’s hard work, it would be great if this first event could be well supported; it is open to all ‘gaffers’, regardless of location.

Gordon Garman, OGA President, Scotland

SW Scotland August OGA trailer boat meet: August 2019

Arrive Friday/Saturday 16/17 August
Depart SundayMonday 18/19 August

Galloway Activity Centre, Loch Ken, Castle Douglas DG7 3NQ 
+44 (0)1556 502011

The centre has a variety of accommodation on offer from camping to cabins. Book direct with the centre if you intend to stay there. £10 boat launch for weekend, £10 per person per night for camping. Alternative accommodation on site is available.

When booking let the Centre staff know you’re with the OGA/David Hart group and hopefully will be allocated space together in the field. The campsite is the field behind the centre, facilities are available 24/7 but the field is what it says on the tin – with lovely views!

Sailing proposal: A day on Loch Ken & a day on river Urr a tidal river at nearby Kipford.

High water
Friday 16 1313 BST
Saturday 1343 BST
Sunday 1414 BST
Monday 1444 BST

Sailing is possible 2-3 hours either side of HW at Kipford, outboards are of use against the ebb tide.

Kipford launching: there is a public slipway & Solway yacht club slipway.

Post code for Solway yacht club DG5 4LL. There is a public car park not far from both slipways.

Admin. will be kept to a minimum & there are no booking fees for this OGA trailer meet. Be insured, be safe, let me know if you intend to come please.
Good sailing & fair winds to all the OGA trailer sailors.
Dave Hart

Galloway Activity Centre
Loch Ken Castle Douglas DG7 3NQ
Dave Hart
Organiser phone: 
+44 (0)739 9552192 | +44 (0)1556 660007
Organiser email: 
Suitable for small/open/trailerable boats