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.

Latest News

Rally reports from last season are here. At our AGMon 3/4February, a provisional list of rallies for the year was agreed. This can be seen below and will be updated as the rallies develop. A draft minutes of the meeting is in preparation and will be posted when available.

This year’s programme will be managed our team consisting of captain, Tony Wildig, secretary Peter Roberts and treasurer Keith Bunker (who has remained in post for a further year).

One of the ideas coming for the AGM, was a desire to share each other’s cruising plans to help planning of the “cruise in company” see below, or to facilitate members to recognise such an opportunity with others. If you would like to have published in brief form, any plans you would like to share, please send them to

One recently shared is from David Somers, who is cruising to the Channel Islands (Alderney or Guernsey) starting from Plymouth on July 3rd and leaving Salcome on 4th July. Anyone wishing to join David should contact him on

Bristol SW branch AGM

The MOA SW AGM will be held to coincide with the MOA National AGM, with separate meetings but common events and visits. The SW branch will have separate tables at the Saturday dinner and its own AGM on the Sunday morning at 1000 hrs before the national AGM. You can view last year’s AGM draft minutes, agenda and account by clicking here In order to book to attend, you will need visit the following page on this website SW branch and national AGM booking 

Hereford boat less rally

You can read all about our final wonderful “boatless” rally  here

Falmouth Rally September 14-16

A fantastic end of season rally with many boats and fun activities have a look here for the rally report.


Pantaenius Plymouth Rally

The popular Plymouth rally is a staple of the SW branch. You can read about the 2018 event here



Fowey Rally

A great first rally of the season with 15 boats in glorious bank holiday weather. Click here or go to the reports page to “read all about it”.


Cruise in Company from Plymouth

This rally turned out to be a cruise to Falmouth with ten boats. Click here or go to the reports page to read Tony’s account.

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

* 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

23-24 February 2019Bristol - MOA SW AGMSW Committee

Note * in table above indicates Port Officer