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Latest Association News ...
Next Stop Glasgow - WOA AGM January 26th 2019
The 2019 AGM is being held in the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Clydebank, Glasgow.
Whilst the formal AGM business will take place during the day on Saturday 26th January, arrangements have been made for Members attending and traveling from afar to make a weekend of the trip.

For those staying at the Golden Jubilee Hotel on the Friday, a Burns themed evening and buffet meal is planned, reflecting the Anniversary of the birth of ‘Scotland’s Bard’. On the Saturday evening a Dinner and Ceilidh will take place at the hotel to enjoy some Scottish hospitality together.

Special rates have been negotiated for our group and a number of rooms have been reserved at the hotel, but if you have not already registered an interest in attending this event and plan to stay at this hotel, then please do so now by sending your contact details to to Ian Buchanan (see link below)

Further information is being sent those who have registered an interest.
Contact: Ian Buchanan Email

Latest Area Group News ...
13 Jul 2018
East Coast Group Medway Rally
10 Jul 2018
North Wales Group report of their Summer Social at 'The Gazelle'
04 Jul 2018
Details for the South Coast Group Chichester Rally
04 Jul 2018
South Coast Group report on the Lymington to Poole Race and Rally
23 Jun 2018
North Wales Group Summer Social Event
14 Jun 2018
Report of East Coast Group Fitting Out Lunch and Talk
12 Jun 2018
South Coast Group SE Cluster event. 'Amsterdam' wreck visit and pub meal. Book now.
05 Jun 2018
Channel Islands Group trip to Dinan
01 Jun 2018
South Coast Group Newtown Creek Rally
31 May 2018
Details for Channel Islands Group AGM and Dinner
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  Coming up in 2018
Six adverts have been placed in PBO on a bi monthly basis during 2018.
The London Boat Show  Jan 2018
A Westerly Centaur was used as the platform for PBO’s “ask the experts” at the London Boat Show.
Practical Boat Owner  Feb 2018
An article covering boats in the size range of 37 to 39ft. Members of boats within that size range have provided the information and photos to Peter Poland for the article. Very good coverage for Sealord 40, Typhoon 37, and Oceanranger 38, and includes an interview with Mary Buchanan (WOA Vice Commodore).
Practical Boat Owner  Jan 2018
Peter Poland has produced an article for PBO about “Owners Associations” A comprehensive write up produced by George was used in its’ entirety in Peters’ article.
Practical Boat Owner  Dec 2017
Westerly Owners Association advert appears in the Marine directory section.(1/8th size).
Practical Boat Owner  Oct 2017
Front cover picture of Brassed Off, a Westerly Discuss owned by Paul & Karen Walker from East Cowes I of W, who generally arrange for WOA members to take part in the East Cowes SC version of round the island race. Westerly Owners Association advert appears in the Marine directory section.(1/8th size).
Yachting Monthly  Jul 2017
Article written by Chris Beeson about the Westerly Konsort (Dick Durham’s boat Rafiki) as a “used boat review” where he extolls the virtues of the generous volume and comments on the sailing characteristics.
Practical Boat Owner  Feb 2017
"A False Alarm" Story of a Westerly Konsort (KT1 Bohemia) being transferred from Gosport to Falmouth encountering a battery charging problem. SafeTRX had been setup via mobile phone and triggered a call to Steff’s wife when the ETA had expired.
Practical Boat Owner  May 2017
Congratulations to PBO on its half-century anniversary issue. Its section "50 years of DIY boating" notes our own 50th anniversary, and includes "On the water with the WOA", describing Editor David Pugh’s sail aboard Commodore George & Jill Pickburn’s Westerly Storm. “It’s no wonder so many Westerlys are still sailing, and that their owners take so much pride in them,” was his assessment.
Practical Boat Owner  Apr 2017
‘Corsair issue’ with WOA members Nick and Carol Bullen’s boat Annie on the front cover, WOA members Peter and Linda Dances’ Kejomi in a 3page feature, and WOA members Tony and Judi Williams’ Windeye one of the 34-36 footers outlined in Peter Poland’s series that also reviews the Falcon, Riviera, Vulcan and Oceandream – From JR

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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.


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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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