Bembridge “Rock the boat” rally 26th & 27th June 2021

Ahoy all BOA members

This is a very popular venue with live music and food, so hopefully it will go ahead this year as planned. Bembridge Harbour is located at the East end of the Isle of Wight. It is a large natural and well sheltered picturesque harbour.

Friday: Explore the area, relax or get together [HW-Bembridge 1220 BST ]
Saturday: Rock the Boat, doors open 1730hr. ...
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Special Offer: EU45 Antifoul 2021

Please find below an email which came to me that some members might like to investigate:

“Hello from EU45 Antifoul,  We hope this email finds you, your family and club members in good health.  Let’s hope things improve for 2021!!!!!!  Since Covid, one thing we all know is that nothing is certain anymore.  With that in mind we are going to make ourselves as flexible as possib...
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Vacancy: BOA Membership Secretary

The BOA is very much in need of a Membership Secretary and would love to hear from any member who might find some time available and offer to support us on the committee.  Your duties would be to welcome new members.  Within the current constitution we are able to second a willing member for this purpose.  Please email the Commodore if you w...
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Duncan Kent

Your Moment of Fame 2021

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 used boat section for Yachting Monthly magazine each month and for the May 2021 issue we are planning to feature the 2008+ Farr-de...
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BOA Facebook Page

Are you following the BOA Facebook page? News and Rally’s will be posted as Events on the BOA Facebook page.  Click the link below, log into Facebook and then click Follow.  That way you can keep up-to-date with what is going on.  If you have any questions about a Rally you can post these directly into the Event in the “Write a comment” area.  As t...
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Welcome To New Members

Welcome to our new members who have joined us since November, please look out for them if they are berthed at your marina and give them a warm welcome:

(Name and boat name @ marina)

Teresa Scott, Tortola @ Brighton
Steward Velzian, Trollinger @ Gosport
Mark Ledgard, Solmate @ Saltash
Steve Leyland, Free Spirit @ Swanwick
Francis Gibson, ...
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Keeping The Winter Blues Away

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...
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Bavaria Owners Association

Round Robin From Rear Commodore Sail

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 New Members

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...
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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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