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Latest Association News ...
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.
For more information, please log in.
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

Latest Area Group News ...
21 May 2018
Report of the Scotland Group Tarbert Muster
17 May 2018
Report of South Coast Group Solent Race
17 May 2018
South West Group report on the Dittisham Meet Afloat
17 May 2018
South Coast Group Nab Tower Race
17 May 2018
South West Group Meet at Babbacombe Bay
17 May 2018
South Coast Group Passage Planning Course, March
17 May 2018
South Coast Group Passage Planning Course, May
16 May 2018
South Coast Group details of Hamble River Dinghy Trip and Picnic
10 May 2018
Report on the South Coast Group Passage Planning course
10 May 2018
Channel Islands Group report on the Jersey Boat Show
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.


Yachting Life  Jan 2017
WOA 50th article ‘Windward miles to the Westerly Jubilee’ on Mary Buchanan and Celtic gathering, Isle of Man, plus WOA charity cheque presentation photo and caption.
Yachting World  Nov 2016
Inclusion – just, at number 48 – of Westerly Centaur in YW’s ‘50 yachts that changed the way we sail’ illustrated article featuring some of the world’s most beautiful sailing boats.
Practical Boat Owner  Nov 2016
Front cover pic and article on Bob Shepton’s Westerly Discus Dodo’s Delight; pic and article on Jeremy and Kathy Spencer’s Westerly Solway 36 Sal Darago; and an illustrated account of how John and Wendy Culley’s Westerly Seahawk Wild Thyme was flooded – while ashore.
Yachting Monthly  Oct 2016
Six page review of First Dawn Treader, Dubois-designed Mk I Seahawk 34 owned by WOA members Stephen and Vanessa Jervis.
Practical Boat Owner  Sep 2016
‘Chasing the dream’ feature on WOA enthusiasts Bill and Sue Redgrove and their long distance voyaging on board their Westerly Sealord Camomile. Plus Mike and Mary-Ann’s leisurely trip round the UK in a Centaur, and a nod from the editor towards WOA’s 50th jubilee celebrations.
Yachting Life  Jul 2016
‘Westerly Owners ride crest of 50th Jubilee wave’ two page feature on growth in numbers of Westerly yachts and success of owners’ association
Practical Boat Owner  Jul 2016
Pages of sound advice and pictures on making a Westerly’s galley the homely heart of the boat.
BBC Radio Cornwall  7.24, 2nd May
Click here for a 4 minute intervew, broadcast at 07.24, 2nd May, with WOA member Peter Harvey on Association cruise to Padstow’s annual May Day celebrations.
Practical Boat Owner  Jun 2016
More Westerly boats: in the Peter Poland spotlight this month are the Fulmar 32, Storm 33 and Storm Cruiser, and Seahawk 34, complete with photos
Yachting Life  May/June 2016
Ed Dubois tribute; ‘Westerly Owners round the 50th’ article; WOA press advertisement.

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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