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.

MOA SW Branch goes to the moon

The South West Branch held its AGM weekend on 5-6th February in Exeter. The AGM itself was attended by some 30 people physically present and a further number who attended the meeting by Zoom. The meeting opened by a welcome from the captain followed by approval of the minutes. The captain then took us through the year in which we had three rallies (Falmouth, Plymouth and Brixham). The treasurer ran through the accounts which were also accepted. Paul Kennedy was elected Treasurer. Prize giving was limited to the baton to the outgoing treasurer. There was a brief discussion of the programme for 2022 which once formalised will be presented on this site.

After the AGM, we had a talk on meteorology and weather forecasting by Penny Tranter of the met office before sitting down to our AGM dinner.

As the SW membership well know, our AGMs are a full weekend full of activities in addition to the formal process and this year, we went to the moon. Well not literally or course, however, we had a guided tour of the cathedral on Saturday morning where the moon hanging in the nave, occupying most of its breadth. It was a temporary exhibition with a 7 metre diameter replica of the moon featuring high resolution images of the surface.

This tour was followed by a tour of the Exeter masonic lodge in the early afternoon.

The final activity was on Sunday morning. This was a fascinating walking tour around the quayside which encompasses the Exeter canal and the river Exe.

To see the draft minutes and accounts, go to AGM papers


Brixham 14-15 October
Boatless rally, November
AGM for 2022 season, 4th February 2023

This will be held on 3-5th February at Salisbury. Further details as the event is developed. In addition to any planned visits, a Sunday morning walking tour is planned.

Dartmouth 7-8th May

Please see “Dartmouth Rally” in the reports section for the rally report

South West Cruise June - cancelled
Falmouth 15-17th July

Successful rally

Plymouth Fireworks - cancelled

This rally has had to be cancelled as it has not been possible to secure visitors berths at any of the marinas in Plymouth.

Events to come in 2022

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 webmaster at

7-8 May 2022DartmouthTBA
15-18 July 2022FalmouthTBA
17-20 August 2022Plymouth Fireworks rallyTBA
14-15 October 2022End of Season Rally, BrixhamTBA
November 2022Boatless rally location TBATBA
3-4th February2023AGM SalisburyPaul Kennedy

Note * in table above indicates Port Officer