East Coast


Join fellow OGA members from the East Coast to cruise in company down to the Folly on the River Medina, Isle of Wight, for the OGA55 anniversary events.

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.

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

The East Coast OGA Annual Race will be held on Saturday 21 July, 2018 leading into the Annual Summer Cruise from Monday 23 July, 2018. 

As always this will be a family friendly week of cruising and racing in local rivers. It has been brought forward this year because of the OGA55 celebrations on the Isle of Wight in August.

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.

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.

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'.