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Latest Association News ...
Lobster pots campaign – sign the petition!
The Cruising Association has re-started the parliamentary petition on the government website following the general election.
Poorly marked lobster pots and fishing gear are a significant hazard for coastal cruising people. Fishermen, too, lose expensive gear as a result of entanglements. In one year alone, the RNLI has dealt with 295 incidents of fouled propellers.
It is time to work together to find a solution that is cheap and practical for fishermen. With this aim, the CA hopes to secure a government consultation about the effectiveness of the current guidance and the merits of enforceable regulations for the whole of the UK. We are seeking a consensus amongst fishermen’s organisations as well as the RYA, RNLI and others concerned with yacht safety.
If you support our campaign, please: sign the petition, even if you had already done so, as previous votes can’t be carried over.
You can also report incidents to the CA via, or the RYA via this form. Tell your friends, family and club members about the campaign and petition.
It’s time to change the rules, for safety’s sake.

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 will follow later with the Spring Magazine together with registration information. Meanwhile put the dates in your diary.

Andy Truscott

Latest Area Group News ...
13 Feb 2018
Report on the Inaugural 'Westerly on Wheels' meet at Tarrant Keyneston
10 Feb 2018
South Coast Group Fitting Out Supper
06 Feb 2018
More news on the East Coast Group 50th Anniversary Event
05 Feb 2018
Book now for the East Coast Group Fitting Out Lunch and Talk
01 Feb 2018
South Coast Group Marchwood Rally
30 Jan 2018
Scotland Group Opening Lunch
23 Jan 2018
Calling notice for South Coast Group Channel Crossing
17 Jan 2018
South Coast Group RYA Radar Course on the 3rd February and the RYA/MCA VHS SRC Marine Radio course on the 4th February are both FULL
09 Jan 2018
Join the South Coast Group, SE Cluster, Spring Lunch
04 Jan 2018
South West Group 2018 programme of events
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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