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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 ...
22 Jul 2017
Channel Islands Group, Supper evening for Visit of the Vice Commodore
20 Jul 2017
East Coast Group Medway Rally booking form
06 Jul 2017
East Coast Group Walton Rally report
28 Jun 2017
North Wales Group Muster at Peel, IOM
18 Jun 2017
Bristol Channel Group Welsh Rally with the BCYA
15 Jun 2017
South Coast Group, Gins Farm Rally report
06 Jun 2017
South Coast Group Sail the Solent event.
03 Jun 2017
Channel Islands Group AGM and Dinner
30 May 2017
South Coast Group report of Lymington to Poole Pursuit race
26 May 2017
Provisional details for the East Coast Group Medway Rally
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