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Fifty Gaffers came to Cowes for our 2017 Annual Race & Rally and had a fabulous time.  Take a look at the photos of the event.

In 2017 the East Coast August Cruise sailed south. There was racing, cruising with fun afloat and ashore for a week from Ipswich to Brightlingsea and back.

Here are some photos from those taking part in the OGA South b’Sou’West Cruise in Company, 2017. OGA members may log in and comment, if you took part, do send in your photos to add to the collection.

The Annual OGA Race on the East Coast in 2017 attracted nearly 30 boats, with a selection of those participating captured by various photographers.

Here are lots more photos of the very successful event YOGAFF 2017 including the prize winning crews

The first OGA Tollesbury Rally took place in April 2014, at the invitation of Tollesbury Sailing Club. The first sailing event of the season, it ran again in May 2015 and has now become a regular event on the East Coast OGA calendar.

Pictures of rallies held to protest at the fencing off of Mistley Quay. Not just gaffers but all sorts of local craft participate on the river side of the fence watched by those protesting on the quay.

This new Gallery page is for old photos of sailing and racing in the Solent Area.   If you have any similar photos from the earlier years sailing in the Solent we would love to put them into this Gallery page.

This gallery was originally developed to complement the article by Andrew Wolstenholme, 'Gaff rig: past, present and future'. Browse the boats, let us know what you think, and send us photos of any more to include . . .

Every year an intrepid group of East Coast sailors venture to the northern edge of their area and brave the entrance to Southwold Harbour. Sometimes they race their big boats off the pier, other years they head up the Blyth River in dinghies. Whatever the event, and whatever the weather, there is always a great welcome from the Southwold Sailing Club, and beer!

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