East Coast Branch

Event Reports 2024

Lunch and Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Sunday 20th January 2024

Forty members gathered at The Bull, Great Totham, for lunch followed by the AGM. It was great to see so many members attend, the best turn out since BC. (Before Covid) The AGM has been held at The Bull for some thirteen years so its probably time for a change,
so watch this space as they say.

The meeting proper was the usual short event, over in about thirty minutes, with a report from the Branch Captain, which included last seasons events and what was planned for this year.

The Treasurer’s report and election of Branch Captain and Committee followed. 

Roger Price, East Coast Branch Secretary

The full minutes for the 2024 East Coast AGM can be viewed here: East Coast 2024 AGM Minutes.

The East Coast Branch 2023 Accounts can be viewed here: East Coast 2023 Final Accounts.


Members attending the East Coast 2024 Lunch and AGM

Roger Price, East Coast Secretary, speaking at the 2024 AGM

Roger Price, East Coast Secretary, speaking at the 2024 East Coast AGM

East Coast members sitting at tables during the 2024 Lunch and AGM

Members attending the 2024 East Coast Lunch and AGM

Peter Wright, East Coast Captain speaking at the 2024 AGM

Peter Wright, East Coast Captain, speaking at the 2024 East Coast AGM

Noggin and Natter – Sunday 25th February 2024

This year’s Kent based Noggin and Natter took place at Medway Yacht Club where, once again, we were able to enjoy an excellent roast lunch with some members finding room for both starter and dessert.  Many thanks to Neil and his team.

Twenty members attended, mostly from Kent.   It was good to see some who had not attended a MOA event before and hopefully we will see them at a sailing rally soon.  As usual at this time of year there was much talk about maintenance problems and plans for the coming summer. 

A good way to spend a Sunday lunchtime on a cold and cloudy day in February.

Linda Woolgar

Fitting Out Lunch – Sunday 24th March 2024

Some 29 members turned out for out Fitting Out Lunch at the Butt & Oyster at Pin Mill on the River Orwell. This is one of the favourite East Coast watering holes, is beloved by East Coast yachtsmen and is always very popular. Sunday dawned fine and clear, with some sunshine and a nippy Northeasterly wind blowing.

Nonetheless some of the members attending came early enough to enjoy a stroll up the river side, no doubt to sharpen the appetite! The Butt & Oyster did not disappoint, the lunch was excellent, with very generous portion sizes. No one went away hungry.

As always it was a very sociable occasion and it was good to see some new faces attending, and naturally there was a lot of catching up to do over a beer or glass of wine. Linda Woolgar received the ‘Services to the Branch’ trophy from our Captain Peter Wright, at the end of the meal.

Colin Shead