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 MOA 2025 AGM will take place in Portsmouth at the Royal Maritime Hotel from 28 – 30 March.

– The Summer 2024 edition of Compass is now available for download to members

– Membership annual subscription is now £25 from January 2024

– MOA Burgees are now available to purchase again – you can buy one via the MOA shop

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


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.



Paul Woodward  writes

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


 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


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

Note: not all branch events are shown here.
Please see branch pages for more event details or click on event below




5th - 7th July SolentPoole Quay rally
12th - 14th JulySouth WestFalmouth rally
26th - 28th JulyEast CoastRally to The Medway
2nd - 4th AugustIreland ChapterSummer muster, Bangor
3rd - 4th AugustSolentBeaulieu
3rd - 17th AugustEast CoastCruise to The Netherlands
14th - 15th AugustSolentEast Cowes
15th AugustFrance AtlantiqueArzal Fest Noz
14th - 16th AugustSouth WestPlymouth Fireworks rally
16th - 18th AugustScotlandWest Coast Muster 2 @ Loch Aline Marina
24th - 26th AugustSolentCowes
24th - 26th AugustEast CoastRally to The Deben
6th-7th SeptemberSouth WestBrixham Rally
7th SeptemberIrish SeaMeeting, Plas Heli, Cafon Welsh Sailing Academy, Pwllheli
21st/22nd SeptemberEast CoastRally to Brightlingsea
13th - 14th SeptemberScotlandClosing Clyde Muster @ Largs Sailing Club
5th - 6th OctoberSolentSouthampton Town Quay
27th OctoberEast CoastLaying Up Lunch, Royal Corinthian Yacht Club
1st - 3rd NovemberSouth WestBoatless rally, Tintagel
7th DecemberIrish SeaAGM Royal Welsh Sailing Club, Caernarfon

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MOA Clothing Store

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Members Blogs

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AGM 2024

blank The 2024 AGM and prizegiving was held in Belfast, Sunday 11th February 

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.


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


 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