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).

Fowey Rally
The First Rally of the season is scheduled to take place at Fowey from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th April and we hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend weather permitting.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Friday 28th April Yachts arrive and will be advised by the Fowey Harbour Authority which Pontoon has been allocated to us. There may the necessity to raft up. Carl Stansfield, our past Port Co-Ordinator will be on had to give each yacht an information pack covering the following items: Sources of victuals, diesel and chandlery, local tide table, possible river explorations, waterside eateries, possible day trips outside the harbour and co-ordinates of relevant locations.There will be a “Pontoon Party” with wine and other beverages supplied by the MOA.  Harbour dues will be payable directly to the Harbour Master on arrival. The evening will be free to do as you wish. The water taxi service will be available and we are hoping to be able to negotiate a favourable rate for the return service.
Saturday 29th April Yachts that could not make the Friday arrival will be arriving during the morning. The suggestion for the afternoon is an unguided walk “in company” from the Bodnick Ferry round to Polruan. There are pubs at both ends so the direction can be decided on the day! Drop off and pick up by water taxi can be arranged as well so no excuses! The main event will be an evening meal at Haveners Bar and Grill on the waterfront. Meeting there at 19:00. The restaurant is just opposite the top of the steps where the water taxi berths.  We have arranged for either two (£22) or three (£25) courses. Please will you advise me of your choices by the 21st April. The menu is shown at the end of this email.
Sunday 30th April Carl has arranged for Lynn Goold to take us on a guided walk to discover Fowey’s historical past and to include Daphne du Mauriers’ Fowey. the exact timing will be advised on arrival in Fowey. There will be a small charge for Lynn’s services which should not be more than £5 each if there are more than 10 persons taking part.  Sunday evening is free to do as you wish.
Monday 1st May Yachts Depart

Haveners Bar and Grill
MOA South West Dinner Saturday 29th April


First course
         a. Fresh Soup of the day to include Bread and Cornish Butter
b. Beetroot and Goats Cheese Salad of Pomegranate, Orange and Walnuts
c. Salmon Pave with Pea Puree and Parsnip Crisps

Main Course
         d. Korev Battered Fish with Tartare Sauce and minted peas
e. Creamy Mushroom Linguini with Shallots, Herbs and clotted cream
f. Chargrilled Chicken Supreme with Mashed Potatoes, winter Vegetables and a Mushroom Sauce

        g. Warm Chocolate Brownies
h. Ice Cream and Rasberries
i. Lemon and Marscapone Tart with Clotted Cream
j. A Selection of Ice Creams

Two Courses: £22.00 .        Three Courses: £25.00
Please advise Peter Roberts of your choices by stating the Course followed by the letter. Please also advise me if you have any dietary requirements which I will endeavour to fulfil.



Guernsey Rally

Information will appear here as the rally develops

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
JulyFalmouthLen Cheshire*/Peter Roberts
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