Welcome to the OGA, 2017!

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

The News pages illustrate what was happening last year and 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.

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.
The OGA has negotiated discounts for members with several organisations, providing additional benefits to your membership. Read on for more details . . .

'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.

Interested OGA members are invited to the Medway/Swale Boating Conference, held in Chatham 4 March, 2017.

The OGA Trailer Section will hold a small boat rally at Glenridding Sailing Centre, Ullswater, 8 - 10 September, 2017.

A biennial event in which 1400 or so boats of all different shapes and sizes sail around the Golfe du Morbihan, Brittany. Will you be taking your boat across?

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    Editor's update: 16 January 2017

    It was good to see so many Members at the AGM, 14 January in London. Why not start planning your sailing for 2017 by taking a look in the Events section? There's a draft Calendar to download and many more events listed since the New Year. Browse our new Features area with a varied collection of articles, and more to come in 2017. 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