Forums Update

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...
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Rally Shout-Out

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...
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Welcome To New Members

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...
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BOA YearBook 20/21

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.  ...
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Forum Discussion Threads

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...
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A Knight In A Boat

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...
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Welcome To Our New Members

Welcome to our new members who have joined us since April, 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)

Trevor Simpson and Horizon located at Benfleet Yacht Club
John Murphy and Enigma located at Dun Laohghaire
Julian Wood and Joy located at Hamble Point
Keith ...
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2020 Rally to Weymouth

Our Rear Commodore (Sail), Bill Lagoda, has spoken to Weymouth Marina and they – like all of us – do not know the situation for August bank holiday.  It turns out that the RAFYC are booked there for August bank holiday weekend with 16 yachts and Weymouth tell him they have another YC booked. So it could be a bit crowded if all goes ahead.  We as a Club could go before bank holida...
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Duncan Kent

Your Moment of Fame

Dear All

I received an email from Duncan Kent (pictured above) of Yachting Monthly inviting members to contact him with stories about your boat.  See below his email and contact him directly if you are keen to participate ….

“Hi, I write the ‘Me & My Boat’ section every month in Yachting Monthly magazine and we’re looking to feature the Bavaria 36 in a future is...
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Stars & Stripes

Island Harbour Rally Moved To September

IMPORTANT:  The Island Harbour rally is not actually  “the 4th of July”, it is the 19th September!

I have just had a pleading email from the organiser of the rally saying she is getting bookings for the 4th of July (whoops a daisy, they didn’t read the small – or large -print).

To make it simple we’ve renamed the Rally the “American Ho Down B...
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