East Coast


Join the East Coast Gaffers for the first event of 2017 at Tollesbury. This is a small boat event, but is you wish to come with a larger boat Tollesbury Marina can accommodate you. Arrive on Friday night or Saturday morning to sign in, ready for a race briefing around 12.30pm. Why not try your hand at drawing a boat? Illustrator Claudia Myatt will be on hand to help you.

2017 marks 350 years since the Battle of Medway, or Battle of Chatham as it's known in the Netherlands. Read about plans in the February update and join the anniversary celebrations in Chatham, 8 - 17 June, 2017.

Convivial cruise to the Crouch with racing for those who wish and jolly social gathering for all. Some interesting non-gaffer old boats to see too.

Informal fitting-out supper on Sailing Barge Victor, moored at Custom House Quay in Ipswich

Do you have photos to share from an East Coast event? Read on for details of how to add them to the East Coast Galleries.

The OGA is planning a summer cruise 'South by South West' in 2017. Register interest now and we will build the programme to fit numbers and starting ports.

East Coast


Find out what's going on around the East Coast Area of the OGA. Send us your reports to keep the site up-to-date.

Postponed now till after the General Election: a petitionĀ to get lobster and crab pots and fishing gear properly marked to reduce the incidenceĀ of prop fouling by cruising yachts and motor cruisers.

Monday saw an early muster at 0500 and we left the mooring dead on high water with a lovely south easterly which died with patchy and occasionally thick fog before Osea. Gradually this cleared as we made slow and careful progress down river finding a better breeze below Bradwell, where we stopped for lunch.

Read about the range of Arthur Ransome related initiatives in and around Pin Mill on the River Orwell.