Welcome to the MOA

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


Colin Barber writes

“I am delighted to welcome you to the Moody Owners Association Website. The aims of the Association are to serve as a custodian of information about Moody boats; to provide a forum for owner experiences concerning the marque; to promote social and sailing opportunities for owners to meet, sail together and socialise and to provide a point of contact for prospective Moody owners. Our magazine Compass and our Website strive to provide all this, so please do explore and enjoy them.  If you own a Moody and are not a member already, please come and join us.”

Commodore's Message

We are living in very strange times.

It is particularly sad that my first communication with you as your new Commodore has to focus on how we, in the MOA, can do our part to slow the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic and help save lives. It is likely to be the greatest challenge any of us will have faced in our lifetimes and it is crucial we take it seriously.

We are all well aware that the age profile of our membership is on the higher end of the scale. This is a group which is known to be particularly susceptible.

I do hope everyone is well and keeps so during this period of necessary isolation.

So what is the response from the MOA?

With immediate effect, details of the entire 2020 social programme organised by Branches and Chapters will be removed from the web site. To be reinstated when guidance from the authorities suggests it is safe for life to return to some form of normality.

Branch social activities both indoors and outdoors should stop with immediate effect.

Your General Committee has cancelled their meeting due to be held on April 2. The meeting, and perhaps others, will now take place using video conferencing.

We have adapted the Information Exchange moodyowners.info to enable the separation of Technical from General interaction. The General forum of this important resource is open to all members and will be used by the General Committee to post updates. Please do use it to keep up to date.

We do hope everyone keeps well and that we will all meet in our groups when the crisis is over. Perhaps then the world may be a very different place.

Your Executive Committee.

Colin Barber – Commodore

Roger Coppock – Vice Commodore

Chris Allcock – Secretary

Kevin Morgan – Membership Registrar

Paul Woodward – Treasurer

Changes to the Information Exchange

There are some changes to the Information Exchange. This is what has been done:

  • The “Information Exchange” forum has been re-titled to “Technical Information”. This has changed the underlying addresses of threads so unfortunately any bookmarks etc you have saved will have to be re-made.
  • There is a new forum called “General Information”. This is for non technical issues. It separates Covid or Brexit from Keel Bolts!

This all stems from a discussion in the General Committee that there was multiple use of the term “Information Exchange” which was confusing, and a desire to remove non technical comments to another forum.
There was also a suggestion we establish a social media “gossip” forum, but this was not done because it would have to be heavily moderated and the work load would be too much. Also the Moodyowners Facebook page fulfils that function.

The result is what you see now – hopefully more logical. Please post here if you are confused, disapproving or like it! Do say if there is something obvious we can do to make it better or more logical.


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New MOA Clothing Store

Members Blogs

Blogs about their travels in a Moody yacht.  

AGM Report

A full report of the recent AGM in Dundee will be available to amplify what is in your latest Compass  

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

Events for 2020