Irish Sea


The Irish Sea Branch is now in its fifth year and our activity continues to grow. Keep an eye on this page for more events to come

Events To Come

14 AprPassage Planning/PilotageVenue: North Wales Cruising Club, Conwy
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Carol Woodcock
25 May1. Northern Boat Show, Liverpool,
2. The Mersey River Festival,
3. Tall Ships Liverpool 2018
Salthouse Quay, Liverpool Northern Boat show
Mersey River festival
Tall ships Liverpool
Dave Kitchen
14-15 Jul
20-22 Jul
Conwy River FestivalConwy River Festival
28 JulMeeting at AbersochAbersoch RallyPhill Eccles
3-6 AugSailing Conwy to LiverpoolConwy to LiverpoolDave Kitchen
4 AugMeeting - PwllheliPwllheli Marina
Pwllheli Rally
Phill Eccles
17-20 AugSailing Conwy to LiverpoolConwy to LiverpoolDave Kitchen
15 SepBart’s Bash.Conwy Bay, North Wales Cruising Club
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Mike Ousbey
20 Oct End of Season LunchThe Ram's Head, Disley, Greater Manchester
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Carol Woodcock


dave-kitchen-webWe have over 120 members, of which over half keep their boats in North Wales. living all over the North of England and in North Wales.

We regularly plan sailing, training and some port and social events in order to get members to share their experiences, in particular with their own Moodys.

We currently have Port officers in Liverpool, Conwy, Whitehaven and Pwllheli and we are looking for more volunteers for other locations such as Holyhead,  Isle of Man and Fleetwood. The size of our cruising area makes weekend sailing in company difficult but not impossible and we hope to arrange some sailing so please visit the Events section on the web-site.

We particularly welcome new Moody owners to get in touch with one of the contacts if they would like to meet up with other owners and come along to one of our events. We are also interested in hearing about experiences you are having with your boats, in particular maintenance and technical issues so that we can further develop our knowledge and skills base.

We hope many of you will join in the activities this season and enjoy the sailing and social aspects of our friendly MOA branch.

Dave Kitchen

Branch Captain


Irish Sea Branch
Dave KitchenCaptain
Graham WoodcockVice Captain
Carol WoodcockSecretary
Barbara WeeksTreasurer
Mike OusbeyPort Officer / Conwy
Howard WeeksPort Officer / Whitehaven
Phill EcclesPort Officer / Pwllheli
Dave KitchenPort Officer / Liverpool
Perri LaundersWeb Updates

Branch information

The AGM was once again held at The Boathouse, Sale, Manchester and was attended by more than 20% of the members. Following the meeting and a hot buffet lunch we enjoyed a talk by Alec Farrell from Blue Point. He is part of the Liverpool marina team and he shared some insights into the workings of the marina and its facilities.

Please keep us informed of any email address or any other changes by filling in the update form from the members dropdown menu.