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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.

Practical Boat Owner  Mar 2011
Report on anti-fouling tests they've carried out on two Westerly boats.
Practical Boat Owner  Feb 2011
WOA commodore's round-the-world voyage: 3 pages, 12 pictures on the bits of kit that went wrong but how boat performed with distinction throughout, plus 'Why I love Westerlys...'
Practical Boat Owner  Jan 2011
Westerly Centaur owner and WOA member Richard Hill, 91 years young and singlehanding still, stars in the January issue of PBO magazine. He and his boat Opus IV are pictured in the editor's 'Waiting for the tide' column.
Yachting Monthly  Dec 2010
boat test - 4 pages and 12 pictures on Westerly Storm 33: "affordable heavy weather hero"
Sailing Today  Dec 2010
boat test - main front page picture plus 6 pages and 24 pictures on Westerly Storm 33: "the perfect passage maker"
Sailing Today  Dec 2010
gear on test - 2 pages and 10 pictures on Westerly Centaur major refurb/osmosis treatment
Yachting Monthly  Summer 2010
jury rudders - 6 pages and 22 pictures on Westerly GK29 steering trials
Practical Boat Owner  Summer 2010
main front page picture of Westerly Centaur
Sailing Today  Jun 2010
one page, 3 pictures of Westerly Konsort "Downsizing in style"

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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