London Calling! OGA AGM 2018 and OGA55 party

Saturday, January 13, 2018
Museum of London Docklands
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Not just an AGM but a gaffer-style birthday party with music beer and song to celebrate 55 years of the OGA. As in all the best AGMs we keep the Agenda focussed and short, the entertainment fresh and the socialising long. Annual Prizes and awards for the good and the brave! Plenty to cheer for!

Meeting, meals and evening party will all take place in a hotel location very near the London Boat Show. Discounted rooms for members booking in advance via 'Add to Cart' button on this page and discounted tickets for the Boat Show itself.

If you haven't been to an OGA AGM before, here is a chance to meet members from across the country and take a mini break in the capital. Bring along the family, take a ride on the spectacular Thames cable car, visit Greenwich including the Cutty Sark or, even closer, the Museum of London Docklands.

Download the agenda.

Calling all musicians

Do you play the fiddle? Squeezebox? Guitar? Bring along your instruments, singing voice, tambourine or spoons to help the party party, conjure up the spirit of the sea and usher in the coming sailing season.

OGA Dinghy update

There will also be the opportunity to look at drawings and discuss the build of the new OGA dinghy with other members and with Tony Kiddle who is already building the first one.

Where and when?

Saturday 13 January, 2018 from 4pm

Ibis Styles London ExCel
272 Victoria Dock Road
Custom House, London E16 3BY

Please note there is more than one Ibis hotel in the Victoria Dock area so take a careful note of this address to make sure you come to the right hotel. The hotel is immediately adjacent to Custom House station on the Dockands Light Railway (DLR)

The AGM starts at 4pm in the HMS President function room on the ground floor of the hotel. The function room will be open to members from 3pm. Hot and cold drinks can be brought in from the bar area.

Dinner afterwards and hotel rooms with OGA discount must be pre-booked and pre-paid!

Use the 'Add to Cart' button on this page to book and pay for your dinner and hotel (no later than Wednesday 3 Janaury, so really that means before Xmas!) Payment may be made by PayPal or Credit/Debit card. Two course hot and cold buffet dinner at just £13.50 per head. No need to choose your food in advance, just book and pay for your tickets online then choose from the buffet on the night.

Main Course buffet

Roast beef
British pan roasted supreme of chicken in red wine sauce
Baked supreme of salmon
Mediterranean vegetable Arrabiata (v)
Accompaniments: Seasonal market vegetables, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, and gravy


Chef Selection of assorted desserts
Selection of ice cream: Chocolate, strawberry or vanilla

Book and pay here!!

We have made a block booking for hotel rooms for OGA members in the same hotel for the Friday and/or Saturday nights. Cost is £75 per double or twin room per night including breakfast (same price for single occupancy). Subject to availability: First come, first served! Don't try and book direct with the hotel. Get this special deal for OGA members only by booking, and paying, here before 12 December at the very latest. Make your choice, select 'Add to Cart' and pay with PayPal or Credit/Debit card.


Deadline for hotel room bookings: Tuesday 12 December 2017

Deadline for dinner bookings: Wednesday 3 January 2018

IBIS Styles London Excel
272 Victoria Dock Rd, Custom House, London E16 3BY
Sue Lewis
Organiser phone: 
+44 (0)7900 242452
Organiser email: