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Latest Association News ...
2017 WOA AGM Report
In January, we held our 50th AGM in the North of England, on the Wirral. Attendance was 116, including two members from the Netherlands! Ten of our commercial collaborators were there to tell us about their latest developments. Here’s a report of the meeting.

Winner of the WOA Photographic Competition
The winning photo in the 2016 WOA Photographic Competition for the handsome N&G Trophy can be seen on the Photo Competition page. The trophy was presented at the South Coast Group Winter Walk.
You can see the ten finalists by clicking on the winning photo and there is a link to all of the entered photographs.
The 2017 competition will open shortly so get those cameras out and start shooting!

London Boat Show 2017
A report of the 2017 London Boat Show can be found in the National Events section of the website. Or follow this link
Contact: David Jibb Email

Latest Area Group News ...
26 May 2017
Provisional details for the East Coast Group Medway Rally
24 May 2017
East Coast Group Adventures - book now!
22 May 2017
Final Notice for the Channel Islands & France Summer Cruise
15 May 2017
Report of Jersey Boat Show
06 May 2017
Scotland Group Spring Muster report
27 Apr 2017
South Coast Group Ryde Harbour Rally
24 Apr 2017
Report from the East Coast Group of their Fitting Out Lunch
11 Apr 2017
South Coast Group report of the RYA VHS SRC Radio Course
11 Apr 2017
South Coast Group report of the Newtown River Rally and BBQ
05 Apr 2017
South Coast Group Lymington to Poole Rally / Race
Westerly in the Press ...

To broadly promote recreational sailing in Westerly yachts, the Association works to maintain and build awareness and knowledge of the Westerly brand, among owners and non-owners alike, by supplying ideas and articles to the major sailing press in the UK.


Practical Boat Owner  May 2017
Congratulations to PBO on its half-century anniversary issue. Its section "50 years of DIY boating" notes our own 50th anniversary, and includes "On the water with the WOA", describing Editor David Pugh’s sail aboard Commodore George & Jill Pickburn’s Westerly Storm. “It’s no wonder so many Westerlys are still sailing, and that their owners take so much pride in them,” was his assessment.
Practical Boat Owner  Mar 2017
‘Corsair issue’ with WOA members Nick and Carol Bullen’s boat Annie on the front cover, WOA members Peter and Linda Dances’ Kejomi in a 3page feature, and WOA members Tony and Judi Williams’ Windeye one of the 34-36 footers outlined in Peter Poland’s series that also reviews the Falcon, Riviera, Vulcan and Oceandream – From JR
Yachting Life  Jan 2017
WOA 50th article ‘Windward miles to the Westerly Jubilee’ on Mary Buchanan and Celtic gathering, Isle of Man, plus WOA charity cheque presentation photo and caption.
Yachting World  Nov 2016
Inclusion – just, at number 48 – of Westerly Centaur in YW’s ‘50 yachts that changed the way we sail’ illustrated article featuring some of the world’s most beautiful sailing boats.
Practical Boat Owner  Nov 2016
Front cover pic and article on Bob Shepton’s Westerly Discus Dodo’s Delight; pic and article on Jeremy and Kathy Spencer’s Westerly Solway 36 Sal Darago; and an illustrated account of how John and Wendy Culley’s Westerly Seahawk Wild Thyme was flooded – while ashore.
Yachting Monthly  Oct 2016
Six page review of First Dawn Treader, Dubois-designed Mk I Seahawk 34 owned by WOA members Stephen and Vanessa Jervis.
Practical Boat Owner  Sep 2016
‘Chasing the dream’ feature on WOA enthusiasts Bill and Sue Redgrove and their long distance voyaging on board their Westerly Sealord Camomile. Plus Mike and Mary-Ann’s leisurely trip round the UK in a Centaur, and a nod from the editor towards WOA’s 50th jubilee celebrations.
Yachting Life  Jul 2016
‘Westerly Owners ride crest of 50th Jubilee wave’ two page feature on growth in numbers of Westerly yachts and success of owners’ association
Practical Boat Owner  Jul 2016
Pages of sound advice and pictures on making a Westerly’s galley the homely heart of the boat.
BBC Radio Cornwall  7.24, 2nd May
Click here for a 4 minute intervew, broadcast at 07.24, 2nd May, with WOA member Peter Harvey on Association cruise to Padstow’s annual May Day celebrations.

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Yachting Life, All at Sea and other relevant titles are also supplied with Westerly material when opportunities arise.

The Association's PR and Communications Officer, former journalist and PR adviser John Ruskin welcomes ideas and contributions from members for future Westerly items: contact details in Members area.

 

Westerlys on the Web

If you are planning a cruise and want details of sea areas or harbours you want to visit click the link below to access the latest on line Chart package provided courtesy of Navionics.

Please note that this application is for planning purposes only and should not be used for navigation.

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Reproduced with kind permission of Yachting Life magazine