Spring Rally brings the sun out (again)

The Spring Rally held over the last weekend in May saw 8 boats turn out for a long weekend of amazingly hot weather and…lots of gin (thanks to Ant & Cid).

As is the law of sod, the one day when there was no wind at all was the Sunday when we were supposed to be racing from Yarmouth the Cowes for the Commodore’s Cup, so Bill decided that the prize should go to the best ...
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Committee welcomes new Vice Commodore

The BOA would like to welcome Ian Morris onto the committee with the role of Vice Commodore, taking over from Anthony Kirkby (who is just about to depart for liveaboard cruising).

Ian keeps his Bavaria 42, “Reefin” in the Solent, and is a keen cross-channel sailor.

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First “summer” rally of the season is a scorcher!

May bank holiday weekend saw the BOA out for the first rally of the summer season, with the fleet visiting the very picturesque Buckler’s Hard in the Beaulieu river, followed by an evening at Swanwick (incorporating the AGM).  The weather really couldn’t have been more epic, with record temperatures and uninterrupted sunshine, and I suspect that there are a number of people nursi...
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Spring Bank Holiday Rally – Yarmouth & Folly Inn

We’re only a month away now from one of the most popular rallies on the BOA calendar.

There are (as I write this) only 4 boat places left, so get your place booked if you don’t want to miss this one.

The weekend also includes the annual race for “The Commodore’s Cup” (something to put on your mantlepiece at home).

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New Members Rally & AGM – 5th & 6th May 2018

This year, we will be holding the AGM as part of the New Member’s Rally, over the early May bank holiday weekend.

If you can’t make the rally, but want to attend the AGM dinner, please complete the rally booking form, and just add in the notes that you will just be attending the AGM.  The same applies if you want to join us the the BBQ on Saturday evening at Bucklers Hard ...
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Bavaria Owners Dinner

Freezer Rally kicks-off the 2018 events season

The first BOA Rally of 2018 took place in Gosport on 6th Jan. This annual “non-sailing” rally gives BOA members an excuse to get together over a meal and some beers to discuss family & friends, cuising plans for the coming year, any other “bar talk” that seems appropriate.

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BOA launches new mobile-friendly website

After many years of service, the old BOA website has now been gracefully retired. Replacing it is a new mobile-friendly website with integrated blog and Instagram feed. Other changes made include making membership a fully-automated online process and the opening-up of more information for the general public to read (which will help to show current Bavaria-owning non-members of the benefits ...
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Portsmouth Small Boat Channel

Changes to Portsmouth Small Boat Channel

Due to dredging and changes to the entrace to Portsmouth harbour, the small boat channel has changed position.

Mariners are firstly advised that following the widening and re-orientation of the Portsmouth Approach Channel, as depicted on the newly published Admiralty Chart 2625 (2 March 2017), further adjustments have been made to the positioning of the Small Boat Channel that runs be...
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New West Country Captain & Rear Commodore Motor

The BOA would like to welcome Nigel Weedon to the committee with the dual roles of West Country Captain and Rear Commodore Motor.

Nigel’s Bavaria Sport 35HT, Jenny II, is based in Plymouth Yacht Haven, and will help promote the BOA in the West Country and plans to organise some events and rallies, both locally for both sail and motor members, and also perhaps something specifica...
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