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.
You can see some information about the AGM below. The main item on the agenda will a call to arms for the election of new officers for the Branch. You will be aware by now that all three of the remaining officers will be retiring at this AGM. Mary Allen, our Vice Captain has already had to resign through ill health, our Captain, Tony Wildig has completed three years of magnificent service and will be unable to see out his normal four-year term as a consequence of a continuing decline in his health. Keith Bunker our Treasurer has completed four years and will also not be standing for re-election. Our Secretary, Peter Roberts has completed three years and is due for replacement and will not be standing for election.
We are therefore looking for your support to seriously consider taking up a post in order to keep our branch operational. Please contact any one of us if you are interested and feel you could make up part of a team to take us through the next few years. As stated, the normal term for these positions has been 3 years for Secretary and Treasurer and 4 years for Captain, however, we may need to be more pragmatic and accept nominations for shorter terms.
Only 10-15% of the membership throughout the MOA attend rallies and events. This is disappointing considering all the work that goes into organising them. The boat-less rallies have been one success in reaching out in recent years, but we are always open to suggestions on ways to improve the branch and its activities. Please so do not hesitate to contact us if you feel you could assist in any way possible.
SW AGM Worcester 15 February 2020
The planning for our 2019 AGM is over! Here is the schedule of events and full instructions on how to make your reservations to attend this annual gathering of MOA Members.
Accommodation has been reserved at the Pear Tree Inn and Country Hotel at £85 per night B&B for a double, £75 single. Please contact the hotel directly by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 01905 756 565 making clear that this booking is in connection with the Moody Owners Association, South West Branch AGM. The room arrangements are contracted directly with the hotel.
The hotel address is:
This is a secluded hotel with a large car park, some 5 miles North of Worcester and close to Junction 6 of the M5. As usual our AGM weekend is long on visits and socialising and short on AGM, effectively another ‘boat-less’ rally but with some formal matters to be taken care of.
Of course, the actual AGM meeting is open to all MOA Southwest members to attend at no cost.
1930 Drinks in bar (own account)
1000 Coach leaves for Worcester
For those interested, after Check Out, drive to the car park adjacent to The Commandery in Worcester. This ancient Elizabethan building is worth a visit in its own right both as a Civil War Battle HQ and for various other events in history. Over the weekend of 15/16 February, they plan a ‘Re-enactment’ event which we are assured will be very special!
If you are proposing to join us for Saturday’s events in Worcester, for the Royal Worcester and Cathedral visits please pay the MOA a total of £18 per person.
For Dinner on Friday, please pay the MOA £25 per head – Please send your names and choice of menu to Tony Wildig ( email@example.com )
For Dinner on Saturday, please pay the MOA £30 per head – Please advise Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org of your names and choice of menu.
The total for those attending all events and dinners then is £73 per person, £146 per couple.
When sending funds into the MOA account please add a reference of your full name followed by “AGM”.
MOA South West Account details:
Please contact Tony directly to arrange an alternative method of payment if you are unable to pay by BACS.
A) Parsnip & Honey Soup – Warm Bread Roll
A) Braised Blade of Beef – Creamed Potato – Chanteray Carrots – Parsnip Crisps – Greens – Veal Jus
A) Lemon Posset – Macerated Raspberries, Ginger nut Crumb, Shortbread Biscuit
A) Herb Crusted Lamb Rump – Courgette Moussaka – Pan Juices
A) White Chocolate Crème Brûlée – Hazelnut Biscotti – Strawberries
Bristol SW branch AGM
Salcombe May 3-6
A very successful first rally of the season with 14 boats in the fleet. Rally report on the event report pages or click here
Fowey May 24-27
The Fowey Rally report can be seen on the events report pages
Falmouth 28-30 June *NEW*
Another successful rally exploring a new part of the River Fal and the Scillies. The report of this can be seen on the events report pages
Cherbourg/Guernsey 13-18 July
This rally is being organised by the Solent Branch
Plymouth 13-16 August - Cancelled
We are sorry to advise that the Plymouth Pantaenius Fireworks Rally has been cancelled this year due to poor support.
It is hoped that this rally will be reinstated next year.
In the meantime we have released all the berths reserved at Sutton Harbour Marina. If you are still interested on coming to Plymouth to view the fireworks then please contact Sutton Harbour Marina directly to reserve a berth:
Torquay 13-18 September
Late in the season, however, this rally again was well attended. Look at the even reports page to hear what happened.
Minehead boatless October 11-13
This rally was well attended and the report can be found on the events report page
Events to come in 2019
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
|3-6 May 2019||Salcombe||Tony Wildig|
|24-27 May 2019||Fowey (Eden Project, dinghy trip)||Peter Roberts|
|28-30 June 2019||Falmouth||Len Cheshire|
|13-18 July 2019||Cherbourg/Guernsey together with Solent branch||Mike Neave (Solent)/Tony Wildig|
|13-15 August 2019||Plymouth Rally |
- Cancelled -
|13-15 September 2019||Torquay||Tony Wildig|
|11-13 October 2019||Minehead - boatless||Volunteers needed|
|15th February 2020||SW AGM Worcester||SW Committee|
Note * in table above indicates Port Officer