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Latest Association News ...
Yacht fined €500 for red diesel in Belgium
A WOA member in a UK-flagged yacht was stopped and checked after filling up with white diesel in Nieuwpoort, Belgium. Traces of red diesel were found in its tank and the owners were fined €500. For the past two years authorities in Belgium have been tolerating UK yachts with red diesel in their main tanks, but this may no longer be the case. Unless you have never used red diesel in your boat, you may want to reconsider any plan to pass through Belgian ports.

The 2017 sailing season is well under way!
Take a look at what our Area Groups are doing this year - click on “Latest Area Group News”.

Southampton Boat Show Ticket Offer
WOA will be at the Southampton Boat Show

Westerly Owners' Association members can benefit from reduced show ticket prices for the 2017 Southampton Boat Show. Our thanks to John Goode for arranging this facility for us. You can find full details of how to purchase the reduced price tickets here.

WOA MMSI Number
The Association has been allocated a group MMSI number for use by members taking part in WOA organised cruises. Members can find this number on the National Events page.
Contact: George Pickburn Email

Westerly 50th Banner flies in Minnesota!
Members Marilyn and Johnny Carver, who also edit and distribute the American Westerly Owners' Newsletter (AWON), have sent a photo of our 50th anniversary banner flying on Kokopelli, their Westerly Warwick moored on Leech Lake in Minnesota.

Latest Area Group News ...
14 Aug 2017
South West Group Salcombe Rally report
12 Aug 2017
South Coast Group, South East Cluster Autumn 'Mayday' Walk
09 Aug 2017
Bristol Channel Group Rally
07 Aug 2017
South West Group Dartmouth Rally report
07 Aug 2017
South West Group Babbacombe Meet report
07 Aug 2017
South Coast Group Yarmouth Rally report
04 Aug 2017
Ireland Group mini-cruise to Arklow
30 Jul 2017
Channel Islands Group Summer Cruise report
28 Jul 2017
South Coast Group report of Hamble River race
22 Jul 2017
Channel Islands Group, Supper evening for Visit of the Vice Commodore
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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