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Latest Association News ...
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 lobsterpots@theca.org.uk, 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.

Summer Cruise 2018
The South West Group have been asked by the Association Committee to organise a cruise in the West Country. We can’t keep our lovely coast to ourselves so a small group of us are planning the event. Starting from Dartmouth on the weekend of 9th/10th June, it will finish at Falmouth on 21st.

It will be a ‘Hop on/Hop off’ cruise which, we hope, will suit members well. Details will follow later with the Spring Magazine together with registration information. Meanwhile put the dates in your diary.

Andy Truscott

Latest Area Group News ...
13 Feb 2018
Report on the Inaugural 'Westerly on Wheels' meet at Tarrant Keyneston
10 Feb 2018
South Coast Group Fitting Out Supper
06 Feb 2018
More news on the East Coast Group 50th Anniversary Event
05 Feb 2018
Book now for the East Coast Group Fitting Out Lunch and Talk
01 Feb 2018
South Coast Group Marchwood Rally
30 Jan 2018
Scotland Group Opening Lunch
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
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