‘Fanny of Cowes’, one of the founding boats of the OGA in 1963, was originally built as a working boat in 1872. Built by John… Read More »‘Fanny of Cowes’: still racing at 150 years old!
Posts relating to the OGA Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2013, including a Round Britain Challenge and parties in ports around the UK and Ireland.
Solent Gaffer, John Lowrie, contributed this memory as the OGA50 Round Britain fleet rounded the north of Scotland in 2013. My father’s first boat was… Read More »An Ancient Mariner’s view of Northumberland
On passage south from Aberdeen, Scotland, there’s two infamous rocky hazards off the Firths of Tay and Forth. Before the days of modern seamarks and navigation aids, the notorious Bell Rock and Isle of… Read More »Infamous rocky hazards: Bell Rock and Isle of May
In 2023, the OGA60 Diamond Jubilee celebrations took place in Dublin Bay. 14 boats competed for the prestigious Asgard Trophy on 27 May. The winning… Read More »Galway hooker: Dutch & Irish connections
As OGA boats prepare to depart Ramsgate for the OGA60 Round Britain Cruise, 1 May, 2023, we look back ten years to OGA50. The first… Read More »OGA50: first three boats in Ramsgate, April 2013