What does the OGA offer?

First of all, it's about sailing! But take a look at our Members' discounts and the stunning nautical books to win in the Photo Competition! Browse our list of members' blogs with trans-Atlantic adventures as well as tales closer to UK waters. The News pages illustrate what's been happening this year . . . If you like what we do, why not join us now?

For those of you who enjoyed the talk at our 2015 Solent AGM here is an update about H W 'Bill' Tilman from Bob Comlay. A new collected edition of all Tilman's books is available with a generous discount for OGA members, read on for more details.
Many OGA members keep blogs and other online records of their restoration projects, racing and cruising activites. We list them here for others to share. If you have a blog or online tale to share, contact the Editor.
The OGA has eight trophies awarded annually to members from any Area. Nominations are accepted from any OGA Member. Read on for a full list of trophies.
The OGA has negotiated discounts for members with several organisations, providing additional benefits to your membership. Read on for more details . . .

As the evenings are drawing in, remember to think about the OGA Photo competition, 2016. Read on for details of how to submit your photos .

'Sailing by' has been updated with new stories and layout. It carries updates from OGA fleets cruising in France and Scotland along with associated 'tales of sail' including archive video, photos and related nautical writings.

Have your say in the Draft Marine Plan from the MMO (Marine Management Organisation) for the South coast (Folkestone - Dartmouth), closing date mid-January 2017.

My Classic Boat has been publishing videos since March 2016, with several OGA boats and members in starring roles. The latest movie features 'Spinaway X', an early Plymouth hooker . . .

Listed in Classic Boat Magazine's 'best 25 books for 2016', this beautiful hardback gives a brief biography of Arthur Briscoe (1873 - 1943) showcasing illustrations and early sketches produced for 'The Yachting Monthly'. Why not treat yourself to a copy now . . . ?

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    Editor's update: 2 December 2016

    This week, we've opened up a new Features area with a varied collection of articles. Take a look and let us know what you think. There's only a few weeks left to sort out your photos for the OGA Photo Competition. With beautiful books to win, do make time to enter! We have several generous new Members' discounts and our Members' blogs listings include several updates from 2016. If you're not a member, and like the sound of what we do, why not think about joining us?

    OGA Editor
    OGA Membership Secretary