South West Gaffers


South West Galleries

This new section of the South West OGA website will hold 'Galleries' of selected images to illustrate what we do in the South West Area.

On Staurday 8th February, a group of South West Gaffers were priveliged to have a conducted tour of Luke Powell's new 68" pilot cutter "Pellew" as she approaches completion prior to her launch later in the month.  The visit was oganised by Don Garman and his full report will apear in the next edition of Dog Watch.  In the mean time, suffice it to say that the sun shone, the boat was fantastic and that the lunch at the "Heron" in Malpas did not disappoint.  The pictures in this gallery were taken by John Gallagher.

As we arrive at the end of the season, it is entirely fitting to look back with some satisfaction at those cruises and events that went well.  At the Brixham Heritge Regatta, South West Gaffers went away with perhaps more than their fair share of the silverware.

This gallery provides a glimpse into some of the output from Crossfields of Arnside, active on the NW coast of England for around 100 years from the 1840s. Many of the boats are still sailing around the world.

South West Gaffers second Plymouth Festival of Sail took place from 8th-10th July and, this year, was based at Queen Anne's Battery (QAB) marina.

In 2018, the OGA celebrated 55 years with a rally on the Isle of Wight.

OGA members took part in a 'Rolling Snowball' or 'Boule de Neige' in July 2018, gathering participants from the Isle of Wight to Douarnenez, returning in time for the OGA55 celebrations.

South West Gaffers were joined by OGA members from other Areas in the summer of 2017. Browse this gallery of photos taken by Immanuel Craig and Steve Lorraine in Plymouth.

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.

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 . . .

Ed Burnett designed beautiful yachts that combined classic lines with modern techniques and demands. As well as his own designs, he cooperated with other designers on a number of projects. Here are a few examples of his work.

Please send us any other images you think should be part of this gallery, particularly of boats not yet shown here.