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Cowes. OGA Jubilee Celebrations

A week in Cowes celebrating our Jubilee. Approx 240 boats and crew attended, making in total over 1000 gaffers and friends enjoying activities on the water for young and old alike. Clog racing, sculling competitions, blindfolded rowing and many more. … Continue reading

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Preparing for Cowes

Just afew days to go now before the Cowes gathering. Just hope the weather holds up see http://www.oga50.org for more details.

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Cowes { Isle of Wight } August 15th – 18th

The largest gathering of Gaff Rigged Boats will soon be arriving in Cowes for the OGA’S Jubilee Celebrations including Bonita {image above } who was the oldest gaff rigged boat to go “Round the Top ” Well done Bonita!

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Newcastle Tyne and Wear

Part of the fleet at Quayside Bonita's crew at their daily foto shoot!!!! Mike Shaw OGA President at the blessing of the fleet At Newcastle the RBC fleet and accompanying local Working Boats and Relay Boats gathered for a few … Continue reading

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Inverness to Eyemouth via Anstruther

Skippers and crew viewing the presentation of "Reaper" Puffins come to have a look One man and his dog Presenting "Reaper" for the Museum to the former Chair of the Historical Ship Society, as you will perhaps recognise him!! Reaper … Continue reading

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Shetland to Inverness via Wick / Cromarty

An escort for a few minutes – about 6 of them! The restored herring fishing vessel "Isabella Fortuna", Wick Harbour A view astern on Tantina!! Scurrying along the Coast Line The next stage of our journey began in Scalloway on … Continue reading

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Stromness (Orkney) to Scalloway (Shetland Isles)

An almost 24-hour journey took us from the Orkneys to the Shetlands. At the beginning the seas were particularly confused and big which made the first couple of hours very uncomfortable. Eventually settling down we encountered northerlies once more, although … Continue reading

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