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Moody Owners Association Weekend

2023 Annual General Meeting, Prize Giving and Lunch 

Was held on 24th, 25th & 26th February

at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Plymouth

AGM 2023
Weekend Programme

Friday 24th Feb

Commodore’s informal drinks in the hotel bar

Saturday 25th Feb

09:00 onwards

During the day
Visits to local attractions
(see separate information)

19.00 for 19.30
Evening Dinner (Menu)
with guest speaker
£35 pp (MOA subsidised) 

Sunday 26th Feb 

10:30 for 11:00
Annual General Meeting

AGM Finger Buffet

(Local Attractions

Saturday 25th Feb

The following local attractions are available for members to visit during the AGM weekend.

Please indicate your interest on the AGM registration form so that we can gauge demand.

The AGM coordinators will coordinate bookings and collect payments from members nearer to the event. For some attractions, an MOA discount may be available if there is enough interest.

Plymouth Gin
MOA exclusive tour
(Tour time: 11:30 or 12:30 TBC)
£12 each (MOA rate)

National Maritime Aquarium
£12.50 (Adult) / £11.00 (65+)

(MOA rate)

The Box Museum & Gallery
Entry free

The Mayflower Museum 
£4.00 (Adult) / £3.00 (65+)
(MOA rate)

View of Plymouth Sound from the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Plymouth. The foreground is a big green park with a tall memorial monument standing, and a red and white striped lighthouse standing slightly further to towards the waterfront.

View from the Crowne Plaza Hotel

The format for the weekend is very similar to previous years.  Over the last few years the programme of events has been welcomed by all that have attended, so we expect another enjoyable weekend in Plymouth  in 2023. You are welcome to attend the whole weekend or just part of it.

Plymouth benefits from excellent road and rail links and is well known for its maritime heritage.  The city has many attractions which include Smeaton’s Tower and the original Eddystone lighthouse, which now stands on Plymouth Hoe.  Legend has it that on the Hoe in 1588, Drake insisted on finishing his game of bowls before engaging the Spanish Armada.  A must-do visit is the Mayflower Steps, from which the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the New World in 1620.

Not far from the Mayflower Steps is the National Marine Aquarium where sharks and rays glide in deep tanks.

The Naval History of Plymouth runs deep and it is still a busy Naval port.

The AGM, lunch and dinner are all being held within the hotel complex, which includes a heated pool.

The AGM team will coordinate group bookings for visits to the local attractions. We will contact members to confirm bookings and collect payments nearer to the event.

Please indicate your interest in attending the local attractions on your AGM registration form so that we can gauge demand and discuss with the venues. 

If you have any other questions about the AGM 2023 event, you can email the AGM team on

Hotel Booking

Crowne Plaza, PlymouthView of Crowne Plaza hotel, with green trees in the foreground.

The MOA has agreed a Members rate at the hotel of £139 per night for a single or double occupancy, and includes breakfast for two.

To make a booking using this rate, please call the hotel on +44 (0) 1752 639936 and book your room for the “Moody Owners Conference on 24/25/26 February 2023”. This telephone number is only for Meetings/Events room bookings and the normal reservation line or central reservations have no visibility of our arrangement. If you get to a telephone multi-choice options menu, then choose 6 for meetings and events.

The Box Museum and Gallery

Saturday Evening
Guest Speaker

Profile photo of Barry Pickthall, smiling and wearing a yellow wet weather jacket.

Barry Pickthall

We are delighted to welcome Barry Pickthall as our evening dinner speaker. Barry is heavily involved with the Golden Globe Race (GGR) as one of the organisers and was The Times yachting correspondent before he retired.


Plymouth Gin 

Mayflower Museum

Heated Pool in the Crowne Plaza

National Maritime Aquarium 

Evening Dinner Menu

Saturday 25th Feb @ 19:00

£35 per person


S1: Parma ham, Mozzarella and rocket, balsamic dressing

S2: Traditional smoked salmon, horseradish cream, capers

S3: Roasted beetroot and goats cheese salad, parsley cress (V)


M1: Grilled fillet of Sea Bream, char grilled Mediterranean vegetables, roasted new potatoes, salsa Verdi

M2: Breast of Chicken, crushed new potatoes, spring vegetables, parsley beurre blanc

M3: Wild Mushroom & Thyme potato gnocchi, blue cheese velouté & slow roasted onions (V)


D1: Rhubarb and custard sphere & ginger biscuit (V)

D2: Glazed lemon tart, Honey mascarpone (V)

V) Vegetarian

Please use the registration form to let us know about any food allergies / intolerances.

AGM Lunch

Sunday 26th Feb @ 13:30

A complementary finger buffet will be provided

There is no cost for the lunch, however please do let us know on your registration form if you intend to attend the AGM so that we can plan numbers for catering.

AGM Paperwork
and Proxy Voting

Sunday 26th Feb @ 11:00

Papers will be added as they become available.
You can view the individual papers using the links below.

AGM 2023 Calling Notice  (03-01-2023)

AGM 2023 Agenda (03-02-2023)

AGM 2023 Notifications and Proposals (03-02-2023)

AGM 2023 Online Proxy Voting Form – CLOSED (12-02-2023)

AGM 2023 Paper proxy form to print and post – CLOSED (03-02-2023)

AGM 2022 Minutes (for approval) (11-01-2023)

MOA 2022 accounts and Treasurers Report (03-02-2023)

Cancellation Policy

Bookings for the Saturday Dinner and local attraction visits must be cancelled by 10th February 2023 to receive a full refund from the MOA.  

Please email to request cancellation.

You will receive a speedy reply by email with confirmation of your refund.

Hotel cancellations
Hotel bookings are subject to the hotel cancellation policy – contact them directly. on +44 (0) 1752 639988

It is understood that bookings may be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance of stay for a full refund. 

Travelling to Plymouth

By train

Plymouth has a mainline station with regular connections from London Paddington via GWR, and from the Midlands and North via CrossCountry

By air

There are three regional airports within easy reach of Plymouth: these are Bristol, Exeter and Newquay.

By car

Hotel car parking is charged at £15 per day and should be booked at the same time as your hotel room.

This will register you (and your guest if accompanied) to let us know which days you are attending, your menu choices for the Saturday dinner if appropriate, and any local attractions that you are interested in attending.

Once you have made those selections and submitted them you will be redirected to the MOA AGM payment page to pay for the evening meal.