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OGA member from the Solent Area, Barbara Runnalls, takes delivery of her model boat 'Moon River', made by the Reverend David Mumford.

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!

A flagship event in the North Wales OGA calendar, now in it's 8th year, the Holyhead Traditional Sail Festival always attracts members of the public and boat owners to an enjoyable weekend. This year was no different, with a lifeboat, steam launch, parade of sail, sea battle and entertainment over the three days. Look out for a full report in the December Gaffers Log.

The exodus of OGA boats from UK waters included 13 from the Solent, 17 from the East Coast, one from Cornwall and another from Milford Haven. Having travelled so far, several skippers had difficulty returning home as the tail end of Hurricane Bertha hit the North Sea. Six Belgian boats and 32 Dutch made up the total fleet of 70 vessels taking part.

During a magical weekend in May 2014, a door into another world was opened for a group of teenage students from Cork city. The setting for this adventure into the world of sailing traditional boats was Poolbeg in Dublin and the hosts were Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association (DBOGA) and Poolbeg Yacht and Sailing Club.

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