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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  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