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|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|
|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|
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.|
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.
Reproduced with kind permission of Yachting Life magazine