South West Branch
“The branch that serves you from Poole to Mid Wales”
Please feel free to roam the South West Branch pages and find out what is available to all our members. South West events are open to all MOA members and you are welcome to bring guests and friends from other club and associations.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact any of our branch officers – click “Branch and Port Officers” in the box above, find who you want to talk to and you will receive a quick response.
Who are we?
The South West Branch is one of the 6 Branches and 3 Chapters of the Moody Owners Association. For a more detailed description of the Branch and its objectives and services to members, please click on the “Who are we” menu under “More Info” on the menu items above.
Rally reports from last season are here. At our AGM on 4/5th February (draft report can be found here) , a provisional list of rallies for the year was agreed. This can be seen below and will be updated as the rallies develop.
This year’s programme will be managed by a new team consisting of new captain, Tony Wildig, secretary Peter Roberts and treasurer Keith Bunker (who was elected last year).
The Guernsey Rally is now complete. Although a small cohort this year, much fun was to be had. You can read all about it here
A fantastic rally was enjoyed by a large turnout of members including many new faces. The rally report can be seen here
Powderham Castle 21-22nd October
This was the first ‘boat less’ rally for the SW branch and combined a ‘Laying up’ Dinner and visit to Powderham Castle. You can read all about the rally here.
2017 AGM - 3/4 February 2018
With the sailing season nearly over, we can turn our thoughts to the SW AGM, which will be held on the 3rd/4th February 2018. It may seem a long way off, but the venue we have chosen is popular and hence we need to get our room reservations in early to avoid disappointment. This year, we will be visiting the Grade II listed property, Dillington House, owned by Baron Cameron of Dillington, but operated as a hotel and conference/events centre by Somerset County Council. Set in a large parkland and once the home of the former Prime Minister, Lord North,
This venue will provide us with a great setting for our meeting. We are currently finalising the research for our activities to fill the weekend but as with previous years, we are sure you will not be disappointed. If you wish to join us in this historic setting, please advise our Captain Tony Wildig at email@example.com and to reserve hotel rooms, call Beverly Robins directly at Dillington House on 01460 258611. Don’t delay as the grander bedrooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Rooms will cost £105 bed and breakfast for a double and £91 for a single. We will let you know about the cost/menus for the evening dinner and the events we are planning shortly. Tony our new captain has promised to try and beat Eric’s record for the shortest AGM meeting on record!!
Events to come in 2018
You can now order a range of leisurewear such as rugby shirts, polos etc, in addition to waterproof crew bags with the SW logo and your boat name embroidered* on them direct from the Kitz UK site. If you look at the master catalogue of Kitz UK and see other items that you would think we should add to the bespoke list, please contact John.Oldham@moodyowners.org
* Transfers rather than embroidery will be used on crew bags to preserve waterproof nature of bags
Please note that Kitz UK is an external company and apart from providing this leisure ware, has no relationship to the MOA
|3-4 February 2018||Dillington House - AGM SW||SW committee|
Note * in table above indicates Port Officer