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Latest Association News ...
WOA at the London Boat Show
As well as our usual stand at the 2018 London Boat Show WOA will be represented by a real Westerly Centaur! Centaur Sapphire III will form the centre point of the Practical Boating Theatre. Presentations of "expert advice, with live and practical demonstrations" are promised. WOA will be promoting the association website "For Sale" facility as the place to find great value Westerly yachts. So come along to support WOA and help to demonstrate how Westerly Yachts offer even better value in 2018!

For details of the John Goode Offer see the Special Offers page.

51st AGM of the Westerly Owners’ Association
The 51st AGM of the Westerly Owners’ Association will be held on 27th January 2018 at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution College, Poole, Dorset. For further details and an Association Committee nomination form see link below. We do hope members will join us at this event.
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Contact: Bob Godbold, Hon. Secretary Email

Commodore’s Message 14 Oct 2017
Just a quick reminder that there is still time to enter WOA’s Photographic Competition to win the prestigious Navigators & General Trophy.
The competition closes on 30 November 2017, so as to allow time for judging and the award at the AGM, so you have 6 weeks to find that perfect shot including 'all or part of a Westerly'.
You can find the Guidelines for entries here.
If your entry is suitable, it might feature on the front page of our Magazine!
Good luck with your entries!
George Pickburn, Commodore

Prospective members - Special Membership Offer
We are offering new members a special deal. If you apply now and sign up to a Direct Debit, your membership will run to the end of 2018, giving you 15 months for the price of 12. You will receive a complimentary copy of 'The Westerly Story' and in December the Winter 2017 Magazine.
This offer applies only to new members, and not those who have been members before and are rejoining.
Contact: Tim Pullen Email

Lobster pots campaign – sign the petition!
The Cruising Association has re-started the parliamentary petition on the government website following the general election.

Poorly marked lobster pots and fishing gear are a significant hazard for coastal cruising people. Fishermen, too, lose expensive gear as a result of entanglements. In one year alone, the RNLI has dealt with 295 incidents of fouled propellers.

It is time to work together to find a solution that is cheap and practical for fishermen. With this aim, the CA hopes to secure a government consultation about the effectiveness of the current guidance and the merits of enforceable regulations for the whole of the UK. We are seeking a consensus amongst fishermen’s organisations as well as the RYA, RNLI and others concerned with yacht safety.

If you support our campaign, please: sign the petition, even if you had already done so, as previous votes can’t be carried over.

You can also report incidents to the CA via, or the RYA via this form. Tell your friends, family and club members about the campaign and petition.

It’s time to change the rules, for safety’s sake.

Latest Area Group News ...
12 Nov 2017
East Coast Group AGM report
12 Nov 2017
South West Group AGM report
01 Nov 2017
North Wales Group Autumn Walk - Exploring Conwy
31 Oct 2017
Book now for North Wales Group AGM and Dinner
31 Oct 2017
South Coast Group RYA Radar Course - book now
31 Oct 2017
South Coast Group RYA VHS SRC Radio Course - book now
29 Oct 2017
Channel Islands Group report of their Laying Up Supper
20 Oct 2017
South Coast Group, South East Cluster Treasure Hunt report
16 Oct 2017
Report of South Coast Group, South East Cluster autumn walk
06 Oct 2017
Channel Islands Group report on Cruise to Paimpol
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  Jun 2016
More Westerly boats: in the Peter Poland spotlight this month are the Fulmar 32, Storm 33 and Storm Cruiser, and Seahawk 34, complete with photos
Yachting Life  May/June 2016
Ed Dubois tribute; ‘Westerly Owners round the 50th’ article; WOA press advertisement.
Practical Boat Owner  May 2016
Owners of the Renown 31, Discus 33 and Westerly 33 comment on what they like about their boats: the magazine’s latest review of the most popular ‘go anywhere’ 31-33 footers sold in large numbers as a logical step up from the many smaller Westerlys.
Yachting Monthly   Apr 2016
‘Still sailing solo at 94’ in a 32ft Westerly Renown owner bought new in 1971 – feature article; plus another 5 page feature from WOA member Bob Shepton on sailing in the wilds of Greenland aboard his Westerly Discus.
Yachting Life   Mar-Apr 2016
Vice-Commodore Mary Buchanan’s ‘Oceanranger, my ideal boat’ three page feature article explains how the 38ft Westerly gives such good service. The issue also includes news of WOA appointments for her and George Pickburn.
Practical Boat Owner  Feb 2016
Profile on Ed Dubois, designer of some of Westerlys' most sought-after designs; plus illustrated feature on fitting a new rudder bush bearing to a Westerly.
Practical Boat Owner  Nov 2015
"Best-selling 28-30ft boats" feature includes Westerly Konsort appraisal by Commodore Andy Truscott of his boat Drongo, one of the 700-plus built.
Practical Boat Owner  Oct 2015
Generously illustrated feature article on how new sails transform 1979 Westerly 33 "more speed, less leeway". Plus, why a Westerly Pageant owner made his first pan-pan call.
Yachting Monthly  Oct 2015
Calling all current and aspiring Fulmar owners - four page assessment and photos of an immaculate example in magazine's latest "Used boat test". Is this the best design that Westerly ever built?
Yachting Monthly  Sep 2015
On bookstalls from Aug 20th. In"The last Westerly ever built" feature article on a beautiful Ocean 33, owner (and WOA member) Chris Lane tells how Otter II earned her £150,000 price tag.

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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