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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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discussion

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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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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discussion

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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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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