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January 2019

South Coast Group Winter Walk

January 19

Report: Godshill – Castle Hill. What started off as a damp, wet and dark winter’s morning ended quite nicely as the rain held off and glimpses of sunshine broke through during the walk. A very good number of hearty sailors and a number of sea –dogs turned up from far and wide at various intervals…

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Channel Islands: Quiz Night

January 19 @ 7:00 pm
Guernsey Yacht Club, Castle Emplacement
St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1AU United Kingdom
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Report: This event, held at GYC, was well attended by a good number of WOA CI Group members, GYC members together with other invited guests including members of Guernsey Old Car Club (GOCC) who were boating enthusiasts. In total, 62 people were present. A light-hearted quiz started at 19.30. It was conducted by John Frankland…

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Westerly on Wheels trip to AGM in Glasgow

January 22 - January 28

Report: We’ll take the high road… After a leisurely start from the South Coast, we met up with John and Joyce Easteal just west of Birmingham at lunch time. They were still in the process of fitting out their new Mercedes Sprinter motorhome, and the all-important commissioning of the cooker and heater had only been…

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Association AGM 2019

January 26
Jubliee Conference Hotel, Clydebank
Glasgow, G81 4SA United Kingdom
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The AGM Report January 26th, 2019 The location for the 52nd Association Annual General Meeting was a little further north this year but that didn’t stop 118 of our members from attending. We were hosted by the members of the Scotland Area group in our Commodore, Mary Buchanan’s, home city, Glasgow. The venue was the…

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February 2019

South Coast Group: Visit to Seldon Masts

February 14

Report: South Group members visited Selden Masts UK facility in Fareham. Originally planned for 14th February, it proved so popular that a further visit was arranged for the following day. Selden subsumed Kemp Masts who fitted out many Westerlys. Selden Masts is a worldwide company, with factories in Sweden (mainly spares), USA, France, Denmark, the…

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South Coast Group: Visit to Seldon Masts

February 15

Report: South Group members visited Selden Masts UK facility in Fareham. Originally planned for 14th February, it proved so popular that a further visit was arranged for the following day. Selden subsumed Kemp Masts who fitted out many Westerlys. Selden Masts is a worldwide company, with factories in Sweden (mainly spares), USA, France, Denmark, the…

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South Coast: Diesel Course

February 16
Emsworth School of Navigation, Emsworth Yacht Harbour, Thorney Road
Emsworth, Hampshire PO10 8BP United Kingdom
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Report: Helena and I are keen to learn more about the detailed workings of our Westerly Ocean 33 SHUNA as we plan to sail further afield and do all our own maintenance. To this end we attended the Mike Neal organised RYA Diesel Engine Course at Emsworth School of Navigation on Saturday 16th February. The…

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North Wales: RWYC lunch

February 16 @ 12:30 pm
Royal Welsh Yacht Club, Porth-yr-Aur
Caernarfon, GWYNEDD LL55 1SN United Kingdom
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£10

Report: For the seventh successive year, the North Wales Group held an Informal Lunch on 16th March at the historic Royal Welsh Yacht Club in Caernarfon. The event was well attended by twenty-three of our members including Andy Sugden who had travelled from Cockermouth in Cumbria! The Club extended a warm welcome to our members…

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South Coast: Diesel Course

February 17
Emsworth School of Navigation, Emsworth Yacht Harbour, Thorney Road
Emsworth, Hampshire PO10 8BP United Kingdom
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See 16th February for report on this course.

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South West Group Fitting Out Weekend

February 22 - February 24

Report: It’s frightening how quickly the fitting out weekend comes around each year but always keenly anticipated as a time to catch up with friends old and new as well as stimulating us into planning for the sailing season ahead.  We have always enjoyed the weekend and this year was no exception. For a change…

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March 2019

Westerly Wheels Spring Meet at Woodbridge, Pusey

March 1 - March 3

Report: Nine units representing nine boats, plus one member in a local B&B attended this event and the first units began to arrive from midday on Friday. The site was attached to and immediately behind the Woodbridge Inn at North Newnton, Wiltshire, all with hard-standing and electric hook-up,. We had some debate about putting up…

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South Coast Group Fitting Out Supper

March 9
Marchwood Yacht Club, Magazine
Southampton, SO40 4UX United Kingdom
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Report: The weather forecast was not good with strong winds and rain, but two boats – Wellwisher and Harmony of Hamble – managed to brave the elements and were welcomed alongside by the Marchwood Yacht Club’s OOD, Alan Saunders – also a Westerly Owner. The remainder – whose boats were mostly not yet in the…

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Scotland Group Spring Lunch

March 9 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Chart Room, Kip Marina
Inverkip, Renfrewshire PA16 0AS
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The Chartroom is a favoured location for the start to the WOA Scotland Group 2019 sailing season. It provides us with loads of space in which to chat, catch up, feast, exchange ideas and to renew/make friendships. There is ample free parking alongside the venue with a lovely view across the marina and out to…

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South West: Seaside Winter Walk

March 16

Report: A wild and windy day in mid-March saw nearly 20 hardy souls and one Molly dog brave the conditions to turn out for the South-West group walk in Teignmouth organised by Chris Taylor. A very good outcome given the way we all must have felt when seeing the conditions whilst poking our noses out…

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Channel Islands: Fitting Out Supper

March 23

Report: This has turned out to be once again a most successful and enjoyable evening. Together with members of the WOA Channel Islands Group, members of the Motor and Cruising Sections of the GYC and their guests, the event was well attended totalling 35 people in all. A delicious meal consisting of Starters, Mains and…

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East Coast: Fitting Out lunch and Workshop

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, The Quay
Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex CM0 8AX United Kingdom
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Report: 52 Westerly owners, partners, crews, friends etc. escaped, from working on their boats and enjoyed a lunch and an excellent talk from Joe Kershaw (a local yacht surveyor) and talks/reports from 3 Westerly Owners who had done extensive and interesting works on their Westerlys. As for the AGM in 2017 RCYC laid on a…

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North Wales: Spring Walk

March 29 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Exploring Holyhead Country Park and back along the Coastal Path to the Boathouse for lunch. Full details here.

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Ireland Group AGM

March 29 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Howth Yacht Club, Middle Pier
Howth, Dublin D13 E6V3 Ireland
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Meet and greet at HYC fireplace at 7.15 PM and move up to Centenary Room for AGM at 7.30. Following meeting, proceed to dining room to enjoy food and drink with even more chat! If you would like to join the company for a meal after the meeting please let me have your reservation (stating…

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South Coast: Diesel Course

March 30
Emsworth School of Navigation, Emsworth Yacht Harbour, Thorney Road
Emsworth, Hampshire PO10 8BP United Kingdom
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Overflow course for those unable to book the 16th Feb Diesel course Details

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April 2019

South Coast Group: Channel Crossing Passage Planning

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Emsworth School of Navigation, Emsworth Yacht Harbour, Thorney Road
Emsworth, Hampshire PO10 8BP United Kingdom
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£37.50

We have arranged with Emsworth School of Navigation to run a half day Basic First Channel Crossing Passage Planning for Westerly members. Channel Crossing Passage Planning Documentation / legal requirements Passage planning considerations Navigation with particular reference to techniques of working out the effect of the tidal stream Working out a course to steer to…

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South Coast Group: Weather Forecasting course

April 6 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Emsworth School of Navigation, Emsworth Yacht Harbour, Thorney Road
Emsworth, Hampshire PO10 8BP United Kingdom
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£37.50

We have arranged with Emsworth School of Navigation to run a half day sailors weather forecasting for Westerly members Weather Forecasting for Sailors:- Sources of Weather Forecasts & using mobile Apps Downloading & using GRIB weather files. Applications that read them. The Beaufort scale. Weather systems & fronts. Using clouds & barometer to predict weather.…

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North Wales: Dinner and Muster at Holyhead Sailing Club

April 13 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Holyhead Sailing Club, Beach Road
Holyhead, LL65 1YD United Kingdom
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Report: On Saturday 13th April, North Wales members gathered at Holyhead Sailing Club for a muster and evening meal in Spinnakers Restaurant which has wonderful views over the sailing club moorings and Holyhead Harbour. No one actually sailed to Holyhead this year as it was still early in the season but this didn't discourage the…

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Scotland Group: Outing on Union Canal and Falkirk Wheel

April 14

This will be on one of the canal boats, so numbers are limited.

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South Coast: Basic Boat Electrics course at Emsworth School of Navigation

April 25
Emsworth School of Navigation, Emsworth Yacht Harbour, Thorney Road
Emsworth, Hampshire PO10 8BP United Kingdom
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Report: Having received The Westerly Owners Association Email from Mike Neal re The Basic Boat Electrics Course, I pondered for while thinking..’well I’ve muddled through for the last 50 years or so with car, motorcycle, home, helicopter and military jet electrics etc without blowing myself up or electrocuting myself(often), perhaps I’ll give this one a…

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May 2019

South Coast Group: Gins Farm Rally

May 3 - May 6

Report: A total of seven boats made it to Gins Farm on the Beaulieu River for the Bank Holiday weekend rally. Busiris arrived early in the week, having just completed fitting out at Bucklers Hard and Merlot also arrived early on the Thursday. Optimist, Avorow and Seadust arrived on Friday and the five boats, together…

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Channel Islands: Jersey Boat Show

May 4 - May 6

Report: In spite of the lack of a sponsor this year, the Channel Islands Group (CIG) were able to go ahead to participate in having a Stand at the 2019 Jersey Boat Show (JBS) during the Early Spring Bank Holiday weekend. All the boat show equipment such as pop-up stand and tear flag, together with…

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South West Group Dartmouth Meet (Music Festival +)

May 9 - May 13

Report: Let me start by giving a huge thank you to Jim Eccles and Sparks Beattie for organising this event between them. Well done both for a smooth and enjoyable time for all. The weather was not kind to those coming from the west as strong winds were keeping them at home, nevertheless, we had…

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South Coast Group: Lymington to Poole Race and Rally

May 17 - May 19

Report: This event was held on 17th/18th/19th May and started on the Dan Bran pontoon in Lymington with a pontoon party.  The evening was cold and wet and we were generously invited aboard Stormbird.  I think we managed to squeeze 14 people in to the cabin and a very good time was had by all.…

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North Wales Group: Informal cruise to Douglas, Isle of Man

May 27 - June 7

It's that time of year again when the Isle of Man TT motor cycle racing is due to take place. Many visitors come  the Island to experience this world famous event. This year the domination of the foreign bikes could be ended by the British manufacturer Norton and their new riders. Why not join the…

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Bristol Channel: Watchet, An evening of Sea Shanties

May 31

Watchet, Watchet Boat Owners Association, An evening of Sea Shanties with Dave Milton, Watchet Town Crier at the Royal British Legion, Watchet.

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June 2019

Bristol Channel: Watchet, ‘Blow the Cobwebs Away’

June 8

Watchet, Watchet Boat Owners Association’s ‘Blow the Cobwebs Away’ cruising event and BBQ.

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East Coast Group North France Rally

June 8 - June 18

East Coast Group North France Rally St Valery sur Somme is a delightful little town on the Somme estuary. Good food and idyllic French countryside and it is Festival Weekend so lots to see and do. Click here for details

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North Wales Group: Summer Cruise to Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland

June 13 - June 23

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Torquay Meet Afloat

June 14 - June 16

Report: The weather during the week prior to the event was appalling. It was wet, windy and cold. The original number of booked boats was 9 but due to the weather and some mechanical problems this reduced to 3. Unfortunately, those planning to travel some distance made the sensible decision to cancel well in advance.…

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Bristol Channel: Sea Fair Rally and Milford Haven Fish Festival

June 22 - June 23

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Association Summer Cruise – Scotland

June 26 - July 2

This is a three centre cruise in company, but boats can join for part of the trip. Wednesday 26th June at Craobh Marina Saturday 29th June at Oban Bay Marina, Kerrera Monday 1st July at Tobermory.

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North Wales Group: Muster and Lunch at the Gazelle Hotel, Menai Straits

June 29

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July 2019

Centaur 50th Anniversary Rally

July 3 @ 12:00 pm - July 7 @ 5:00 pm
Bembridge Harbour, Harbour Office, The Duver
St Helens, Isle of Wight PO33 1YB United Kingdom
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Come and celebrate 50 years of the Westerly Centaur, with lots of Centaur owners from all around the UK. Bembridge Harbour are offering a prize for the furthest distance travelled to get to Bembridge. Centaur Parties, BBQ’s, Races, Fancy Dress, Beach and Harbour walks, ASAP Presentation, Beach Picnics, Rally meal and lots of prizes. Berthing…

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Channel Islands: Summer Cruise

July 4 - July 15

Report: Starting from Guernsey, the plan was to cruise in company (jointly with the GYC) and to meet socially throughout the entire period of the cruise. The original itinerary was to include St Peter Port, St Helier, Granville, St Malo (Bassin Vauban) and St Cast. However, in the end it was decided to abort the…

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Bristol Channel: Welsh Coast Rally

July 5 - July 7
Mermaid Quay Cardiff Bay, + Google Map

Cardiff, Cardiff Bristol Channel Yachting Association Welsh Coast Rally, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff, Bay. Pontoon rates 22 pounds for the whole Rally regardless of length, prize for best dressed boat.

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East Coast Group: Three Rivers Rally

July 5 - July 7

Report: Konsort Cloud Nine skipper Bill Drew and crew Jan Bone were joined at the Historic Shotley Marina formerly HMS Ganges and Later Shotley Police Training Establishment as filmed in the famous film 'The Yangtse Incident' relating to the story of HMS Amethyst and the Chinese conflict nearly resulting in a War of Nations.Yachts booked…

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Channel Islands: AGM and Dinner

July 6

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Fowey, Falmouth, Helford and Fowey Rally

July 18 - July 23

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August 2019

South Coast: Rolling (hop on/hop off) Cruise

August 2 - August 16

We regret to announce that this years Hop-on Hop-off cruise has unfortunately had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, and the unavailability of an alternative organiser. We hope to run the event next year.

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Bristol Channel: English Coast Rally

August 9 - August 11

Bristol, Bristol Channel Cruising Association English Coast Rally

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Channel Islands: Dielette Weekend and Dinner

August 10

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Bristol Channel: Watchet Summertime Festival

August 11 - August 17

Further information awaits.

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Plymouth Firework Competition Rally

August 14 - August 15

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East Coast Group: Ipswich Rally

August 16 - August 18
Ipswich Marina, New Cut W
Ipswich, IP3 0EA United Kingdom
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Information and booking form

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South Coast Group: Yarmouth Rally

August 17 - August 18

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