South West Branch

“The branch that serves you from Poole to Mid Wales”

Please feel free to roam the South West Branch pages and find out what is available to all our members. South West events are open to all MOA members and you are welcome to bring guests and friends from other club and associations.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact any of our branch officers – click “Branch and Port Officers” in the box above, find who you want to talk to and you will receive a quick response.

Who are we?

The South West Branch is one of the 6 Branches and 3 Chapters of the Moody Owners Association. For a more detailed description of the Branch and its objectives and services to members, please click on the “Who are we” menu under “More Info” on the menu items above.

Latest News

Rally reports from last season are here. At our AGM on 4/5th February (draft report can be found here) , a provisional list of rallies for the year was agreed. This can be seen below and will be updated as the rallies develop.

This year’s programme will be managed by a new team consisting of new captain, Tony Wildig, secretary Peter Roberts and treasurer Keith Bunker (who was elected last year).

Guernsey Rally

The Guernsey Rally is now complete. Although a small cohort this year, much fun was to be had. You can read all about it here


Plymouth Rally

This year the South West Branch will be holding their annual Plymouth Rally from 8th to 12th August 2017 to co-inside with the Annual World Fireworks Competition and the Fastnet Race which ends in Plymouth over the same period.

This is a special year for the South West Branch since it was reformed 10 years ago and to celebrate, we are holding an exceptional GALA DINNER in the National Aquarium in the “Shark Tunnel”. The evening will be partly sponsored by your branch and it is hoped that as many members as possible will come down to Plymouth for this extra special dinner even though you may not actually be sailing in the rally.  The dress code will be smart – with Jackets and ties for the gentlemen.

The Fireworks evening on Wednesday 9th is being sponsored very generously by Pantaenius Yacht Insurance with drinks and snacks being provided on their balcony overlooking the fireworks venue.

We are presently putting the final touches to the rally arrangements and this will be sent out in a few weeks We have arranged berthing this year with Sutton Harbour Marina. The marina is situated right in the heart of the Barbican and walking distance to most of our planned events.  The entire Rally will be one to remember and we urge you to put the dates in your diary and make every effort to attend even if it is just for the Gala Dinner or the Fireworks or even both. You do not have to sail to Plymouth to partake of this event.

If you are interested in joining us without your boat and would like accommodation then please advise me, SW branch secretary Peter Roberts and I will see what I can do to get a special rates in one of the Plymouth Hotels.  We look forward to seeing you in Plymouth for this momentous event!

Salcombe Rally

The beautiful and tranquil Salcombe Harbour will be the venue for our September Rally More details in due course.

Events to come in 2017

You can now order a range of leisurewear such as rugby shirts, polos etc, in addition to waterproof crew bags with the SW logo and your boat name embroidered* on them direct from the Kitz UK site. If you look at the master catalogue of Kitz UK and see other items that you would think we should add to the bespoke list, please contact

* Transfers rather than embroidery will be used on crew bags to preserve waterproof nature of bags

Please note that Kitz UK is an external company and apart from providing this leisure ware, has no relationship to the MOA

29th April - 1st MayFowey Mayday rallyCarl Stansfield*
9-11th JuneGuernseyTony Wildig
Now cancelledFalmouth
9-12th AugustPlymouth fireworks rallyIain Petty*/Peter Roberts
9-10 SeptemberSalcombeJacky Neild
21-22 OctoberPowderhamTony Wildig
3-4 February 2018Taunton - SGM SWSW committee
Note * in table above indicates Port Officer