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Latest Association News ...
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

'Westerlys on Wheels' – Valentine’s Rally, 9 - 11 February 2018
The first ‘Westerlys on Wheels’ event will take place at an intimate campsite in Dorset. Please click link below for the booking form, or look in the Winter 2017 Magazine for more details. Latest bookings by 28th January please.
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Contact: Dick Leedham 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 ...
23 Jan 2018
Calling notice for South Coast Group Channel Crossing
17 Jan 2018
South Coast Group RYA Radar Course on the 3rd February and the RYA/MCA VHS SRC Marine Radio course on the 4th February are both FULL
09 Jan 2018
Join the South Coast Group, SE Cluster, Spring Lunch
04 Jan 2018
South West Group 2018 programme of events
04 Jan 2018
South West Group Winter Walk
04 Jan 2018
South West Group Meet Afloat at Dittisham
30 Dec 2017
East Coast Group Jubilee Event
22 Dec 2017
South West Group Christmas Lunch report
15 Dec 2017
South Coast Group Weather Forecasting course
15 Dec 2017
South Coast Group Passage Planning Course
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.

WOA press release  Jan 2012
Wiki site gives Westerly owners global knowledge base
Practical Boat Owner  Jan 2012
Westerly Konsort Sarnia illustrating two different articles: one a full page on WOA's answer to fixing a rudder bearing, the other a four page pictorial guide on marina manoevres featuring no fewer than 17 views of a 1983 Konsort!
Yachting Monthly  Oct/Nov 2011
Westerly Ocean 33. Six page review in 'Me and my boat' series by James Jermain, plus front cover.
Yachting Monthly and Sailing Today  Feb 2012
Positive news items on launch of WesterlyWiki
Practical Boat Owner  Jul 2011
Westerly on the cover plus article on how to check the gas system on a Westerly Berwick.
Practical Boat Owner  Feb 2012
Westerly Cirrus engine replacement
Yachting World  May 2011
WOA members' Oceanlord's Atlantic crossing from Antigua
Sailing Today  Apr 2011
'Westerly is best' - why WOA member chose Centaur
Practical Boat Owner  Apr 2011
Boat test: How to buy a second hand Westerly Konsort + Join the WOA
Yachting Monthly  Mar 2011
Westerly Corsair in 'Me and my chart table' column: Oceanlord in review on 41ft boats.

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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, Ray Thompson 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