Awards were made to the Solent, N Ireland and East Coast Areas. West Mersea Sea Scouts once again sailed aboard the Essex smack, 'Sallie'. A report from Northern Ireland was published in the July 2017 issue of Gaffers Log, download a copy here. Young gaffer, Felix Williams, reports on his second sail aboard 'Amelie Rose' in the Solent Area Annual Race.
Photo credit, Sheila Lyons: Young crew enjoy taking the helm of 'Vilma' at Portaferry Youth Event, 2017
Four awards were made for events during 2016: Northern Ireland, East Coast, Solent and North East. A report from Northern Ireland was published in the July 2016 issue of Gaffers Log, download a copy here. Read articles by young participants Felix Williams and Miranda Camping on the Solent Area website. Find the report from the North East on the OGA website. Three West Mersea Sea Scouts report on the East Coast Race aboard 'Sallie', sponsored by the OGA Youth Fund and Teamac Paints.
In 2015, two more awards were made for events during May and June in Dublin Bay and the East Coast Areas.
Read reports about the East Coast 'pioneers' activities and students from Cork who sailed in Dublin Bay.
During the first year, two awards were made from the Fund. The Hamble Sea Scouts, were recipients of an OGA Youth Fund Award in September 2014. Read about their activities on 'Stonechat' in the December issue of Gaffers Log and on the News pages. Download the report below.
In May 2014, Dublin Bay OGA ran its first Youth Training Programme for a group of students from Mayfield Community School, Cork. The comment from one student summed up by saying, 'They trusted us with their boats.' Download the full report from the weekend, read about it in the September 2014 Gaffers Log and News section.