Posts relating to the OGA Diamond Jubilee celebrations 2023. The fleet of nine boats departed Ramsgate, Kent on 1, May 2023. Seven more joined as they left Cowes on 7 May to sail towards Plymouth. On 19 May, the fleet gathered in South Wales. Five boats sailed north up the Welsh coast, whilst the rest made passage for Dublin Bay. The next rendezvous was in Oban, 16 – 18 June. The fleet enjoyed a blustery gathering on the River Tay, 14 – 16 July and the final ‘party’ event in Blyth, 21 – 23 July. Having joined the Jubilee Party on the River Orwell, 2 – 6 August, the fleet have now reached their home ports, completing their circumnavigation.
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
Our cover photo tonight captures the lovely scene of ‘Bonita’ anchored at Holy Island, photographed by D Beckett. Several members of the OGA60 Round Britain… Read More »OGA60 fleet: from the River Tay to Blyth
In this post, we meet William Forwell, clergyman of Dundee, who had ‘Silver Cloud’ built for him by A. Burn, Montrose, in 1876. Between 1876… Read More »‘Silver Cloud’ sails to Sunderland, 1876
The OGA60 Round Britain Cruise fleet enjoyed a blustery weekend on the River Tay, hosted by the Scotland Area of the OGA. ‘Windbreker’, ‘Bonita’, ‘Onward… Read More »OGA60 fleet: a stormy weekend in Dundee
The fleet continues to make passage south on the east coasts of Scotland and England, scattered from Lossiemouth to Whitby . . . most will be… Read More »OGA60 fleet: south along the east coasts
In this post we meet William Forewell, clergyman of Dundee, as he departs on his voyage, 1876 with his 14-year old son as crew. Their… Read More »‘Silver Cloud’ sails from Dundee to Berwick, 1876