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'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.

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.

New look to our East Coast OGA Big Week! As always it's a family friendly week of cruising and racing in local rivers but a different style of programme has been agreed so read on for more information...

Join the South West Gaffers for an enjoyable weekend, 12 - 14 August, 2016 at Dittisham on the River Dart, Devon.

Come sailing 1000 feet up a Welsh Mountain, 5 - 7 August 2016, and enjoy the hospitality of Clywedog Sailing Club (crampons not required).

The Irish Sea regions of the Gaffers have teamed up to organise a Cruise in Company, 8 - 16 August, 2016. The intention is to take advantage of the superb Irish Sea muster at Peel on the Isle of Man ‘Peel Traditional Regatta’, a high point of the Irish Sea season, as the gathering point.

Join us for the 10th Anniversary of the Holyhead Traditional Sail Festival over the first weekend in September, 2016.

As the summer season gets going, remember to think about the OGA Photo competition and nominations for OGA Awards. Read on for details of how to submit photos and nominations.

OGA skippers and crews made passage from around the UK and Netherlands to meet with the French OGA along the coast of Brittany for the Festivals at Brest and Douarnenez, 2016.

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    Editor's update: 24 July 2016

    There's news of the OGA fleet who have been enjoying the Brest and Douarnenez Festivals on 'Sailing by'. Members should have received the Summer issue of Gaffers Log last week, do let us have more stories for the next issue. Meanwhile, send in your reports for the website News section and Events listings. Have you taken a look at the OGA online Boat Register recently? There's also three new Members' discounts and updates to our Members' blogs listings to look at. The OGA is keen to welcome new members, so why not think about joining us?

    OGA Editor
    OGA Membership Secretary