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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 ...
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
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  May 2016
Owners of the Renown 31, Discus 33 and Westerly 33 comment on what they like about their boats: the magazine’s latest review of the most popular ‘go anywhere’ 31-33 footers sold in large numbers as a logical step up from the many smaller Westerlys.
Yachting Monthly   Apr 2016
‘Still sailing solo at 94’ in a 32ft Westerly Renown owner bought new in 1971 – feature article; plus another 5 page feature from WOA member Bob Shepton on sailing in the wilds of Greenland aboard his Westerly Discus.
Yachting Life   Mar-Apr 2016
Vice-Commodore Mary Buchanan’s ‘Oceanranger, my ideal boat’ three page feature article explains how the 38ft Westerly gives such good service. The issue also includes news of WOA appointments for her and George Pickburn.
Practical Boat Owner  Feb 2016
Profile on Ed Dubois, designer of some of Westerlys' most sought-after designs; plus illustrated feature on fitting a new rudder bush bearing to a Westerly.
Practical Boat Owner  Nov 2015
"Best-selling 28-30ft boats" feature includes Westerly Konsort appraisal by Commodore Andy Truscott of his boat Drongo, one of the 700-plus built.
Practical Boat Owner  Oct 2015
Generously illustrated feature article on how new sails transform 1979 Westerly 33 "more speed, less leeway". Plus, why a Westerly Pageant owner made his first pan-pan call.
Yachting Monthly  Oct 2015
Calling all current and aspiring Fulmar owners - four page assessment and photos of an immaculate example in magazine's latest "Used boat test". Is this the best design that Westerly ever built?
Yachting Monthly  Sep 2015
On bookstalls from Aug 20th. In"The last Westerly ever built" feature article on a beautiful Ocean 33, owner (and WOA member) Chris Lane tells how Otter II earned her £150,000 price tag.
Press Release  
Westerly Owners' Association to link with Mayflower Marina at Southampton Boat Show
Plymouth's award-winning Mayflower Marina is to host the world's biggest boat owner group, the Westerly Owners' Association at the Southampton International Boat Show (Sept 11th-20th).
Though Westerly boats are no longer in production, around 12,000 can be found in UK waters and further afield. A significant number of their owners visit the show.
"The Association is a not-for-profit organisation so it cannot fund a show stand independently in the way that commercial organisations are able to," said WOA Commodore Andy Truscott.
"Mayflower kindly offered us stand space and we've been delighted to accept. It gives us a focal point where we can welcome many fellow owners of Westerly boats and it's also an ideal opportunity to recruit new members," he said.
For further information please contact John Ruskin, WOA, pr15@westerly-owners.co.uk
Practical Boat Owner  Apr 2015
Westerly GK24 in Portland Bill drama 'a dentist's tale'

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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