South West Gaffers

THE SOUTH WEST AREA OF THE OGA

South West Galleries

This new section of the South West OGA website will hold 'Galleries' of selected images to illustrate what we do in the South West Area.

In 2018, the OGA celebrated 55 years with a rally on the Isle of Wight.

OGA members took part in a 'Rolling Snowball' or 'Boule de Neige' in July 2018, gathering participants from the Isle of Wight to Douarnenez, returning in time for the OGA55 celebrations.

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.

South West Gaffers were joined by OGA members from other Areas in the summer of 2017. Browse this gallery of photos taken by Immanuel Craig and Steve Lorraine in Plymouth.

Here are some photos from those taking part in the OGA South b’Sou’West Cruise in Company, 2017. OGA members may log in and comment, if you took part, do send in your photos to add to the collection.

This gallery was originally developed to complement the article by Andrew Wolstenholme, 'Gaff rig: past, present and future'. Browse the boats, let us know what you think, and send us photos of any more to include . . .

Ed Burnett designed beautiful yachts that combined classic lines with modern techniques and demands. As well as his own designs, he cooperated with other designers on a number of projects. Here are a few examples of his work.

Please send us any other images you think should be part of this gallery, particularly of boats not yet shown here.