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

Andy Truscott

Latest Area Group News ...
18 Mar 2018
South Coast Group Fitting Out Supper report
17 Mar 2018
South Coast Group Weather Forcasting Course
17 Mar 2018
South Coast Group, Channel Crossing Passage Planning course
15 Mar 2018
East Coast Group 50th Anniversary Meet
15 Mar 2018
East Coast Group Jubilee Dinner - Book Now
15 Mar 2018
Scotland Group report of their Opening Lunch at Kip Marina
13 Mar 2018
Details of East Coast Group AGM and talk
12 Mar 2018
North Wales Group April Muster
12 Mar 2018
Channel Islands Group Fitting Out Supper
12 Mar 2018
South West Group report of Fitting Out Weekend
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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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