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.

Quiz Night

For the last couple of weeks, we have been holding a quiz night be Zoom. Last week Eric won with a score of 27.8. This was a margin of 0.8 against second place.

It was also great to see some new faces on the meeting. The next quiz will be on Wednesday 20th January at 7:30pm. If you want to join, please send a mail to Neil, our captain for a logon link.  Looking forwards to seeing you all on Wednesday Evening. 

AGM calling notice

This communication is to notify the MOA SW members of the branch AGM that will take place on 23rd January at 2pm.

Unlike previous years where we had a whole weekend of events, this will be a meeting by the videoconferencing application called Zoom and will be a short session to ensure that the business of the branch can continue including approving the financial report, minutes of the last meeting, and more interestingly, to plan for the 2021 season.

The four officers of the branch were elected last year and so have another year on the committee; however, it would be good to receive expressions of interest in taking over any of the roles; Captain, Vice Captain, Treasurer and Secretary at some time in the future. Without a supply of willing volunteers for these roles, the branch cannot function.

If you would like to join the meeting, please send your name to our secretary Rob Barnfield ( by the 15th January and you will be supplied with a link to join the meeting. If you are not familiar with Zoom, some notes on its use are provided with this notice, however, it is really easy; your committee have been having weekly meetings over the last couple of months and can attest to that.

Also, if you have any matters to raise or thoughts for the programme in 2021, again please sent them to the secretary by 15th January.

This notice, agenda and draft minutes of last year’s AGM together with the Zoom protocol can be found at the AGM papers page

Zoom Quiz 17th December

The SW branch held a quiz night on Thursday 17th December, of course by Zoom. Overall, 19 members and partners took part in the call. It was great to see some of the faces that we would normally see out on the water at our rallies and a convivial time was had by all, some aided by a glass in hand.

Captain Neil was question master leading the members through 40 questions based upon sailing, general knowledge and film. Top scorers were Frances and Jim Foster who managed to get 25 of the 40 answers correct.

As well as providing this catch up, which was elevated to a discussion of the best single malt after the quiz, the other quite serious purpose was to check out the operation of Zoom with many more connections than we have been used to. Zoom has been the staple of your committee’s Sunday morning meetings in the last few weeks but with only 3-4 connections as we plan for the AGM on 23rd January at 1400 hrs. The calling notice is on its way for this and we hope that as many of you are possible will be able to join.

Events to come in 2020

Table removed because of disease pandemic. Please see above

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. We had a direct link to an order page, however, because of low volume this has lapsed, hence to order you should call Kitz UK.

* 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.

If you have any queries, please contact the SW treasurer at

Note * in table above indicates Port Officer