Welcome to the OGA!

Take a look at our Members' discounts and list of Members' blogs to find out more about what the OGA offers to Members.

2017 Events are being added as the organisers finalise details . . .

If you like what we do, why not join us now?

OGA member, Jon Bray, South West Area, is thrilled that his newly built gaffer 'Unity' has been shortlisted for the Classic Boat Magazine Awards, 2017. Take a look at all the shortlisted categories, and vote for the winners.

In this article, first published in Water Craft Magazine, November/December 2015, designer Andrew Wolstenholme suggests there's more to modern gaffers than 'nostalgia-lite'.
We bring David Sycamore's tale of his solo transatlantic crossing in 'Sally B', a traditional gaff rigged 34' wooden boat, sailing from Mevagissey to Martinique. First published in Classic Boat Magazine, October, 2016.
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.

'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.

Les Vieux Gréements des Bancs de Flandre extend a warm welcome to all gaffers on passage to Oostende voor Anker, to join the Festival at Gravelines 20 - 21 May, 2017.

Congratulations to Jo-Jo Pickering, who was awarded the Cape Horn Trophy and her son Finbar the Alan Hidden Memorial Trophy ...read on

Reviewed in Yachting Monthly, March 2017, 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: 19 February 2017

    The Events section includes a comprehensive draft Calendar to download and print, along with details about many events for this year - so start planning for 2017! The deadline for Gaffers Log is this week, so send your contributions to the Editor. With Members' discounts and our Members' blogs listings you'll get a taste of what the OGA is all about. 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