OGA AGM 2020: all shipshape and Bristol fashion!

Friday, January 10, 2020 to Sunday, January 12, 2020

Following a decision made at last year’s AGM, the South West and Bristol Channel Areas are jointly hosting the AGM, 2020. Bristol is a lively city with a strong maritime history both in terms of trade and exploration.
The Visit Bristol website provides the full flavour of what the city has to offer in terms of entertainment, marine heritage and of course some fine pubs and restaurants. The weekend has been designed to be as flexible as possible allowing Members to ‘pick and choose’ from events surrounding the AGM. 

Book now: OGA AGM & events

Confirm AGM attendance on 11 January: Novotel Bristol Centre Hotel, Victoria Suite 16:00 to 18:00
Book buffet dinner at 19:00 after the AGM: £26.50 each
Book a one hour boat tour of the Floating Harbour, departing Temple Bridge (5 minute walk from Novotel) on 12 January 10:00, ending at Underfall Yard: £11.25 each
Book a visit to Underfall Yard on 12 January 11:00: £5 each

Deadline for OGA AGM & associated events bookings: 1 January, 2020

Call the Novotel direct for overnight accommodation at discount rates

If you require overnight accommodation at the Novotel Bristol Centre Hotel phone the Hotel.
Call +44 (0)1179 769988, there are two options:
1. Monday - Friday 0900 - 1700: select option 4 and the Events Coordinator, Octavian Oprea, will take your booking.
2. Alternatively, ignore all the options and wait to speak to a member of staff at the Bristol Hotel Reception.

They will take your credit/debit card details but will not charge until checkout.
Quote the discount code shown in the November issue of Gaffers Log to get the agreed bed and breakfast rates as follows:
Sole occupancy: £68 per night Double occupancy: £78 per night

Deadline for booking the Novotel at these rates: 13 December, 2019

The hotel has car parking for those with booked rooms for a charge. There are other car parks within a short walk of the hotel. There are other hotels nearby.

City centre venue with excellent transport links and activities for the whole weekend

The philosophy of having the AGM in an easily accessible location with plenty of maritime atmosphere is to encourage local area Members to attend and offer the wider membership an enjoyable and social weekend in the depths of winter, and of course, the added attraction of the Association AGM.

The AGM will be based at the Novotel Bristol Centre, chosen for its central location, good road connections, proximity to Temple Meads Station and the Airport Flyer coach from Bristol Airport. There is parking for residents at the hotel and public car parks nearby. The hotel is about five minutess walk to Temple Bridge Landing where there is a regular ferry service into the city centre serving waterside attractions, Floating Harbour and the ‘SS Great Britain’.

As usual the plan is for the Association AGM to start late afternoon which will enable those attending to visit SS Great Britain or other venues of choice before the meeting. After the meeting there will be a break while the room is reconfigured for our evening buffet, served at 1900 and music from 'The Ambling Band' at 2100.

On the Sunday morning a visit will be made to the Underfall Yard, an operating yard generally working on traditional vessels. The Yard has some of the pumps and associated machinery used to operate the floating harbour and associated locks. Following the Yard visit a suitable nearby pub will be recommended for lunch.

Paul Jolley, President, South West Gaffers
Keith McIIwain, President, Bristol Channel OGA

Book Now: OGA AGM & events

Deadline for OGA AGM & associated events bookings: 1 January, 2020

Call the Novotel direct for overnight accommodation at discount rates

If you require overnight accommodation at the Novotel Bristol Centre Hotel phone the Hotel to book.
Call +44 (0)1179 769988, there are two options:
1. Monday - Friday 0900 - 1700: select option 4 and the Events Coordinator, Octavian Oprea, will take your booking.
2. Alternatively, ignore all the options and wait to speak to a member of staff at the Bristol Hotel Reception.
They will take your credit/debit card details but will not charge until checkout.
Quote the discount code shown in the November issue of Gaffers Log to get the agreed bed and breakfast rates as follows:
Sole occupancy: £68 per night Double occupancy: £78 per night

Deadline for booking the Novotel at these rates: 13 December, 2019

The hotel has car parking for those with booked rooms for a charge. There are other car parks within a short walk of the hotel. There are other hotels nearby.

Venue: 
Bristol