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In 2017, the OGA approved a proposal to build a small dinghy and at the AGM in Januray 2018, the first hull was available in London for all to see.

In only two years, the YouTube channel 'My Classic Boat', launched by Bob Aylott has become known as the Facebook page which launched a thousand ships. Read on to find out more about this excellent channel for classic boats . . .

Does your boat have an OGA boat plaque? If not, why not get one in time for the Anniversary celebrations in 2018?

The Solent Gaffers will be celebrating 60 years at Yarmouth, IOW in 2018: May 31st to June 3rd, and here is the March update on the information of the event.

We'll be celebrating our 55th Anniversary next year in true gaffer style. Find out more about the two rallies, and express your interest, in order to help the organisers in their planning.

'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.

Join us for an evening with Jimmy Lawrence to hear his tales of barges on the East Coast.

We'll be at the Nottage Institute, Wivenhoe CO7 9BX.

There will be serious competition in the OGA Sailing 'Log' boat championships this year, with prizes awarded at the OGA55 Rally in August. Start planning now . . .

An invitation to gaffers and friends to sail with Tom Cunliffe aboard the last British commercial sailing cargo ship, 'Cambria'.

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    Editor's update: 6 March 2018

    The OGA newsletter, Gaffers Log has gone to press, so look out for your copy arriving on the doormat in a couple of weeks time. It's packed with information about plans for our 55th Anniversary year, as well as the chance to look back over 2017. The 2018 Calendar has details of many events for the season ahead. Why not order an OGA boat plaque for the new season? The OGA is always keen to welcome new members, so why not think of joining us?

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