Last year the Association run a wonderful out-of-season afternoon at Elvstrom Sails UK at the Hamble where those of us that attended learned about sail shapes, fabrics and other really useful stuff. Remembering this fun afternoon made me think that this year I would organise further learning activities over the winter but the COVID rubbish obviously has put a halt on this idea. However I...
Dear BOA members
Nearly at the end of a year and what a year; I hope you’ve all come through ok? I have not heard of any members succumbing to the virus, so let’s hope that is the case. We had a few rallies organised for 2020, the weather was glorious but like all things this year plans didn’t always work out! Click Read more
Welcome to our new members who have joined us since August, please look out for them if they are berthed at your marina and give them a warm welcome:
(Name and boat name @ marina)
Jack Robertson, FINN IV @ Largs
James Roberts, Flirty Gertie @ Neyland
Stephen Evans, Dulcima @ Weymouth
John Cronin, Renovatio @ Eastbourne
Jon Fletcher, Maga...
Work is nearly complete on the forums and you can now upload images. So for example if you go to one of the new forums such as “Show us your boat” you can upload an image of your boat and tell us a bit about yourself. This also means that if you have anything for sale you can now easily post an image of the ite...
The last – or should I say the first – (because everything this season has been cancelled) two rallies of the season are going ahead. East Head on the weekend of 4 and 5 Sept and Island Harbour on 19 and 20 September:
East Head Rally Organiser shouts: “High water Portsmouth of 14.30 on the Saturday will make this a perfect weekend for an anchor rall...
Welcome to our new members who have joined us since June, please look out for them if they are berthed at your marina and give them a warm welcome:
(Name and boat name located at marina)
Philip Holt, Dawn Treader, Shamrock Quay – Southampton
Frank Perry, Ceilidh, Mylor
Michael Dearman, Epoch, Ullapool
Mike Austin, Pura Vida, Chatham R...
For the first time in a couple of years the Year Book has been finished and as I write will be on its way to members via snailmail. We tried to get addresses from the website but sadly lots were missing; if you get a moment please pop online and update your details on the website. We did however locate most members addresses via PayPal so all being well everyone will receive a Year Book. ...
Following on from the survey sent out to all members back in April I am now turning to the next issue highlighted by this study. The first issue you will remember was lack of communication which I hope you will agree is much improved. The second issue, raised by respondents, was the lack of activity in the forums. Respondents said they felt that forums weren’t well supported and con...
Last week we were off to Beaulieu River having just left Lymington, it was just a quick hop (so we thought!). The wind was South West, 5 to 10 knots gusting 12. We had our furling spinnaker all set up and ready to go. In reflection I would say I was feeling a bit rusty as this was only our second outing due to lockdown but I was keen to give it a go! We pointed Keirah in the right direct...