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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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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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