Captain’s welcome.

Welcome to the Scottish Branch of the Moody Owners Association.

As I write this, the sailing season is for most of us drawing to an end. What a season it’s been though!! Blue skies, soft winds, too soft at times maybe, but for a while you could safely anchor almost anywhere you wanted, perfect for exploring places that only the best of weather will allow.

Now it’s time to destock the boat and find those elusive tins of curry that mysteriously disappeared halfway through the season.

Our stand at the Kip boat show was the perfect spot to catch up with other members and everyone I spoke to has had a great season. We were fortunate to have had Commodore, Richard Martin on the stand with us and between us we were delighted to enrol six new members. Hopefully folks are hearing that it’s fun to have a Moody in Scotland.

Just because the sailing season is over doesn’t mean the fun and sociability ends. For upcoming events look out for our secretary’s e-mails and an eye on the Scottish events information list on this website page. Your committee is working on the calendar for the 2019 season, a draft of which will be available at our AGM. If you have any suggestions for things that we might include, please e-mail me and we’ll see if we can include them.

I hope that those winter jobs that you’ve planned for your boat go well and that we will meet at one of our winter events.

Hamish Ramsay

Scottish Branch Captain. 23 Oct 2018

Events Information

Jan 21stLunch at the Loch House restaurant in Lochwinnoch
April 14Get together with tea and biscuits, possible technical Q & A. Largs Sailing Club.
May 19Dinner/BBQ at Holy Loch Marina with possible short “follow the wind” cruise in company thereafter.
June 9West Coast Muster at Kerrera, details to follow, with possible short “follow the wind” cruise in company, weather permitting.
June 23-30Cruise into the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. Subject to demand.
Sept 15Season Finale, muster in Rothesay.
October 12/13/14Kip Boat Show, stand.
December 91130 Branch AGM. Royal Gourock YC. More to follow

Scottish Boat Show

The MOA was there in force, with the Commodore Paul Kennedy joining the Branch officials including Branch Captain Dot Ramsay


Scotland Branch
Hamish RamsayCaptain
Leo ComptonVice Captain
Howard WilliamsSecretary
Robert McleanTreasurer

Branch information

The source of information about events is now this page

Members should receive information about events by email.

If you’re not getting emails, or you wish to opt out of email communications, please contact

We also have the MOA Scotland forum click here to access

There is a particularly active local Facebook page here