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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 got off to a good start in May, find out what more is in store for the summer months . . .

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

The organising committee of the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta, 2017, has invited all Areas of the OGA to join them and celebrate the bi-centenary of the Harbour, formerly known as Kingstown.

We'll be celebrating our 55th Anniversary next year in true gaffer style. Provisional programme now available here - and the opportunity to express your interest.

These are informal days intended for those wishing to lock out into the Channel from Cardiff Bay to enjoy a coastal cruise in company.  

Following on from Swallows and Amazons, why not visit the East Coast again for a bit more sailing in Arthur Ransome territory? Trailer Section and East Coast members enjoy a weekend sailing near where the rivers Thurne and Bure join.

The OGA is planning a summer cruise 'South by South West' in 2017. Register interest now and we will build the programme to fit numbers and starting ports.

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.

Once again the Walton and Frinton Yacht Club opened their doors and welcomed the East Coast Gaffers in great style, starting with a cooked breakfast on Saturday morning where the weather was the focus of attention.

Dates are now confirmed for the East Coast OGA Big Week! As always it's a family friendly week of cruising and racing in local rivers and this year we plan to sail south!

Back for its 49th year, the Southampton Boat Show returns 15 - 24 September 2017.

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    Editor's update: 8 June 2017

    After a sunny start to June, the storms have returned, curtailing some sailing activity, but check out the Events listings for regattas and rallies to join wherever you are. If you've enjoyed sailing in May, or have any other story to share, send in a short report and photos to the Editor! The OGA is always keen to welcome new members, so why not think of joining us?

    OGA Editor
    OGA Membership Secretary