Welcome to the MOA

We are a friendly bunch – come along to one of the events listed by our branches above, use the Info Forums for your technical queries or to sell your boat and equipment

Latest News

The AGM was held at the Europa Hotel, Belfast,  11 Febuary 2024.  For the headline AGM report,  click here. 

Membership annual subscription is now £25 from January 2024

Calor reverse their decision to withdraw 4.5Kg gas bottles – click here for more. 

The Winter 2024 edition of Compass (edition 115 ) is now available for download

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Please Help Run the Association

It is lots of fun running the Association.  We need volunteers to fill roles and support the General Committee.

If you would like to find out more, please email the Commodore

commodore@moodyowners.org

If you have a specialist skill, for example public relations, why not offer us a little of your expertise?

It is lots of fun and you make friends.

 

Commodore

Paul Woodward  writes

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Commodore's Message

Following our successful AGM weekend in Belfast, I have very recently taken on the role of MOA Commodore. Huge thanks to my immediate predecessor Roger Coppock for his leadership over the past two years. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible during my period at the helm of our association.

 As our Membership Registrar reported at the AGM, the Association is in great shape with over 2,200 members across the globe. There are, though, still other Moody owners who are not members. So please check your online Membership Handbook when you are out and see another yacht. If it is not listed, have a chat with the crew and see if you can recruit them. At worst you may have a good discussion or make a new sailing acquaintance.

The Handbook, it is now available (members only) online at

www.moodyowners.info/resources/members-handbook-2023.1737/.

 We had an excellent AGM in Belfast in February.  My thanks to our colleagues in the Ireland Chapter for agreeing to host an interesting and very enjoyable event in a great location. I would like to welcome Frank Lloyd-Murray onto the Executive Committee as our new Honorary Secretary.

 You will have noticed that your renewal notice for both last year and this year asked you to use direct debit in future for making your subscription payments. This method saves us considerable time and money in collecting subscriptions, particularly if they are increased, as they have been this year. While we recognise that this is not possible for our overseas members, we now ask all UK members to pay by direct debit and cancel their existing standing orders. New UK members will only be able pay by this method.

 Neil Eccles, our long time Website Editor sadly passed away in October last year.  We decided to retire the Website Editor role and instead created a website team consisting of David Longhurst, Matt Stibbs and Dan Withey. I am enormously grateful for all the work they put in to managing and maintaining the site which is absolutely at the heart of the value the association provides to a very large number of our members.

 Our previous Hon. Secretary, Chris Allcock, retired last year after 4 years in the role.  I would like to wish both Chris and Roger Coppock the very best for the future and thank them for the unstinting work they have done to support the MOA over many years.

 Without members like this, the MOA would be unable to function.  We still need an Advertising Manager to help minimise the cost of subsidising production and distribution of our outstanding magazine, Compass.

 Compass is a superb publication envied by other yachting associations. To keep it like this Ruth, our Editor, needs copy.  I know it can be daunting to write something for publication, but the editorial team can help, but only if they have something to work with. You all have experiences on your Moodys, good, bad, exciting, frightening, enlightening. Share them with the rest of us so we can learn, marvel and enjoy what you have done.

 Paul Woodward

Commodore

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MOA Group MMSI no 023200031
MOA Group MMSI number is 023200031

If you have installed a new VHF Radio, it will almost certainly have DSC facilities and you will have an MMSI number. You may wish to store our group MMSI above to call any fellow members in the area. The MOA was one of the first associations to register a group MMSI number.

Upcoming Events for 2024

(please see branch pages for more detail or click on event below)

Date

Branch

Event

25th FebruaryEast CoastNoggin & Natter, Medway
9th MarchScotlandScotland East Coast Meet & Greet @ Port Edgar Yacht Club
24th March East CoastFitting out lunch, Pin Mill
5th - 8th AprilSolentLymington rally
3rd - 5th MayScotlandOpening Clyde Muster @ Tarbet Marina
11th/12th MayEast CoastRally to The Crouch
14th - 15th JuneScotlandWest Coast Muster 1 @ Linnhe Marina
18th - 20th JuneEast CoastMid-week Rally to Heybridge Basin
29th/30th JuneEast CoastRally to Ipswich Haven & Midsummer Dinner
27th/28th JulyEast CoastRally to The Medway
3rd - 17th AugustEast CoastCruise to The Netherlands
16th - 18th AugustScotlandWest Coast Muster 2 @ Loch Aline Marina
24th - 26th AugustEast CoastRally to The Deben
21st/22nd SeptemberEast CoastRally to Brightlingsea
September TBCScotlandClosing Clyde Muster @ TBC
27th OctoberEast CoastLaying Up Lunch, Royal Corinthian Yacht Club

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MOA Clothing Store

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Members Blogs

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AGM 2024

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We hold a lot of information about Moody yachts, from electronic copies of original design drawings, handbooks and manuals for equipment to our extensive collection of photographs.   Members can access this information  and also ask questions in our forums to tap into the knowledge of over 2000 members.   Whilst this is only  available to members (see here for membership options) , non members can view the for sale/wanted  forums.

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Moody Archives

The old Moody website carried brief details of all their boats. We saved it!

100,000 Items about Moodys

Technical, For Sale/Wanted, General Information Exchange

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 Moody Picture Library

David Moody kindly gave the MOA the remaining publicity and layout photographs he kept from before the Moody Group was sold.  We’ve put them in the Media Section of the Information Exchange for members. Click here to go there

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