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|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 and registration form can be found in the link below. Put the date in your diary.
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|Contact: Andy Truscott Email|
|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|
|18 Apr 2018|
|South Coast Group Radar Course report|
|17 Apr 2018|
|Sign up for the South Coast Group Solent Race|
|15 Apr 2018|
|North Wales Group report of Holyhead SC Muster|
|12 Apr 2018|
|East Coast Group feeder cruise for Summer Cruise|
|11 Apr 2018|
|North Wales Group Spring Walk|
|08 Apr 2018|
|South Coast Group report of Weather Forcasting course|
|03 Apr 2018|
|South Coast Group Gins Farm Rally|
|27 Mar 2018|
|East Coast Group Ipswich Rally|
|26 Mar 2018|
|Details of Channel Islands Group at Jersey Boat Show|
|25 Mar 2018|
|Channel Islands Group Fitting Out Supper report|
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|
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.
Reproduced with kind permission of Yachting Life magazine