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Following a period of testing and review, the OGA online Boat Register is available to members for browsing and editing or updating their boat(s). Read on to find out how to 'request access' to the system.

Seafair Haven is the biennial maritime festival of Milford Haven Waterway, Pembrokeshire. Registration is now open with full details on the Seafair Haven website.

We've received information and registration forms for two events in Brittany: 'Vilaine en Fête', a traditional boat festival in south Brittany 26 May to 1 June 2014 and 'Binic 2014: la Morue en Fête', the Cod Festival, over the weekend 29 May to 1 June 2014 in north Brittany.

Easter Saturday found local winklebrigs racing with visiting OGA small boats. Despite the breezy weather and chilly outlook, there was a good turnout with an excellent welcome from the Tollesbury Sailing Club and Kings Head Pub.

First created in 1939, this race was stopped during World War II and ran again from 1947 to 1981. It was revived two years ago and will run again from Plymouth in 2014 from  29 July to 8 August.