Members' blogs

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. Do you have a blog or online tale to share which isn't listed? Contact the Editor to contribute and comment on our Members' blogs.


Cranes in the rain

Golant Gaffer 01.jpg

The Grand Plan

Two rebuilds on the Deben, Suffolk aim to launch in 2017: Kentish smack yacht 'Cachalot' and ferro ketch 'Annelis'

New-build Golant Gaffer takes shape in the Solent Area

Jon Bray's blog illustrates the build of gaff cutter 'Unity', launched 2016 at Gweek


The sky is the limit

Solent member, Richard Jacobs, keeps a blog of his travels with 'Ivy Green'

Clive Robertson, active member of the East Coast OGA muses on sailing adventures

Claudia Myatt, illustrator, author and teacher shares a wide range of tales

Two blogs record the adventures of the 12-strong fleet sailing to France, July 2015.

Centenarian 'Betty II'

Golant Gaffer 'Step back in time'


Betty II departs Alderney


Sailing in Scotland

Two East Coast boats went cruising in Scotland, 2014

'Witch' sailed north through the Canal to Skye returning to join the Dutch cruise

'Robinetta' left Tollesbury in May, 2014 to complete a circumnavigation started in 1938!

Freya in Paxos

'Freya' in Greek waters


Massed gaffers, Tyne 2013

Some boats completed the full circumnavigation whilst others joined for parties along the way

'Bonita', the oldest boat in the OGA fleet
'Windbreker' from the Netherlands
'Moon River'


Round Britain Challenge, 2013