One of the legacies from the OGA50 anniversary year is the website launched to 'follow the fleet' with historic tales of sail. To coincide with the OGA fleets joining the Brest & Douarnenez Festivals in 2016, the site has been updated and re-designed.
40 boats made the passage to France to enjoy the Festivals. Find the full set of posts from France here, including related historical 'tales of sail'. There was also a Celtic Cruise in Company, 2016 which is reported here.
If you're interested in contributing to 'Sailing by', please contact to the Editor. The site includes stories from the Baltic, Netherlands, UK, Irish and French coasts, inland waterways and a few Atlantic and Australian historic tales.
In 2014, the focus was on the Netherlands as over 60 boats from both sides of the North Sea celebrated the Dutch OGA's tenth anniversary. Visit the Netherlands Tour category of 'Sailing by' to see historic tales, archive video and stories from the Dutch, Belgian and UK fleet.
You can also browse the archive of the Round Britain Challenge, 2013, or find individual articles of historical and local interest from your own sailing area by choosing one of the geographical categories.