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Crossfields of Arnside are one of most significant builders on the OGA Boat Register. Their boats may still be found sailing around the UK coasts as well as North America and the Mediterranean.

This race will be part of an anniversary sailing event in mid-September to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster, 10 October, 1918.

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 and think about who deserves a trophy for 2018.

The 2018 OGA Photo Competition is open for entries. There's been some great weather for photography this season, so remember to submit those best photos.

The OGA Editor frequently receives book reviews for titles which may be of interest to Members. We will be publishing the most recent ones here - so why not send a review of your favourite read to the Editor?

'Sailing by' continues to carry stories linked with OGA Cruises in Company. It carries updates from OGA fleets cruising in SW England, France, the Netherlands and Scotland along with associated 'tales of sail' including archive video, photos and related nautical writings.

We are sorry to share the sad news that Brian Hammett, old friend, staunch supporter and stalwart of the OGA at both national and local level crossed the bar on Thursday 20 September, 2018.

Dublin Bay member, Darryl Hughes, completed the Round Ireland race this year in his 43' gaff ketch 'Maybird', becoming the oldest boat ever to complete the race and the first setting a gaff rig.

OGA members are invited to join the Maritime Heritage Friends visit to London's newest maritime heritage centre at Trinity Buoy Wharf, 6 October, 2018.

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    Editor's update: 21 September 2018

    Browse all the recent updates from a fine summer sailing! With the evenings drawing in, why not sort through your photos? The OGA Photo Competition is open for entries, submit that winning photo now! Do send your Editor more reports and photos to share . . . We're always keen to welcome new members, so why not think of joining us?

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