On Staurday 8th February, a group of South West Gaffers were priveliged to have a conducted tour of Luke Powell's new 68" pilot cutter "Pellew" as she approaches completion prior to her launch later in the month. The visit was oganised by Don Garman and his full report will apear in the next edition of Dog Watch. In the mean time, suffice it to say that the sun shone, the boat was fantastic and that the lunch at the "Heron" in Malpas did not disappoint. The pictures in this gallery were taken by John Gallagher.
On Saturday 8th February, South West Gaffers had a tour of Luke Powell's new 68" pilot cutter "Pellew" as she nears completion prior to her launch at the end of the month. The visit was organised by Don Garman and his full report will appear in the next edition of Dog Watch. For now, suffice it to say that the sun shone, the boat was fanastic and the lunch at the "Heron" in Malpas was very good. The pictures in this small gallery were taken by John Gallagher.
As we arrive at the end of the season, it is entirely fitting to look back with some satisfaction at those cruises and events that went well. At the Brixham Heritge Regatta, South West Gaffers went away with perhaps more than their fair share of the silverware.
A selection of pictures from the Summer cruise in Company from Stone SC, to Brighlingsea, Osea, Heybridge, West Mersea, North Fambridge, Battlesbridge and Burnham-on-Crouch
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.
East Coast Gaffers ran a new event in September, 2019, inviting small boats to visit Aldeburgh and sail on the Rivers Alde and Ore in rural Suffolk.
South West Gaffers second Plymouth Festival of Sail took place from 8th-10th July and, this year, was based at Queen Anne's Battery (QAB) marina.
Bristol Channel OGA celebrated OGA55 in style, browse the image gallery to get a feel for what went on . . .
Rik and Edith hosted the 15th Reeuwijk Raid in October 2018 and the weather was so warm, participants didn't even need their coats! Browse the gallery of photos from Erika Os.
2018 saw the launch of the OGA dinghy. Take a look at the photos and think about building one for yourself!