Bristol Channel

Gaffers on the run, Cardiff Bay, Viv Head

Contact the Bristol Channel Area

President: charlieandsueharris [at] hotmail [dot] com (subject: Message%20from%20the%20OGA%20website) (Charlie Harris)
Secretary: bcsec [at] oga [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Bristol%20Channel%20Area%20of%20the%20OGA) (David Botterill)

More about the Bristol Channel Area

The Bristol Channel area covers some 300 miles of coastline, with sailing ranging from the open sea of the outer channel to the sheltered waters of the estuaries.

Weekly Gaffers Night in Cardiff Bay: April - September

Thursday evenings through the summer are Gaffer’s Nights in Cardiff Bay when the OGA fleet enjoys an informal sail followed by a drink in the Cardiff Bay Yacht Club bar. Added interest will be provided for those with a competitive bent by our summer series of self-timed races around the buoys. charlieandsueharris [at] hotmail [dot] com (subject: Thursday%20sailing) (Contact Charlie Harris) for more details.

Bristol Channel Area Events

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5 May 2018

The annual Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters Race is at the beginning of May this year. An OGA small boat fleet will join the pilot cutters at Barry YC to provide a supporting fleet at the start of the race.

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22 May 2018

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

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13 Jun 2018

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

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23 Jun 2018 to 30 Jun 2018

Boats, crews and campers are warmly invited to join the biennial Seafair Haven, 23 - 30 June 2018, sailing and enjoying Pembrokeshire's National Park with local hosts in the Milford Haven Waterway.

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6 Jul 2018

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

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14 Jul 2018

Join in the fun, on and off the water, at the Clovelly Maritime Festival, North Devon.

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20 Jul 2018 to 22 Jul 2018

The Bristol Channel Area of the OGA will be hosting a three-day event as part of the OGA55 celebrations in 2018. Read on for provisional plans and a short video from young gaffer, Tom.

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11 Aug 2018 to 19 Aug 2018

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.

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11 Aug 2018 to 15 Aug 2018

Provisional plans are available here for the OGA55 Dinghy and Small Boat Rally, 11 - 15 August, which is a 'feeder event' to the main Anniversary Rally, 16 - 19 August, 2018.

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16 Aug 2018 to 19 Aug 2018

Provisional programme now available here for the main Anniversary Rally, 16 - 19 August, 2018.

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