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

All rallies have been cancelled because of the disease pandemic, and the table of events removed. Remaining events will be reinstated if and when the situation allows. Please check back here for up to date news.

Rally reports from last season are here.

​MOA SW branch newsletter – October 2020

As June morphed into July and the death toll from and caseload of covid-19 fell away, the hope increased that we may return to some of our normal activities. Alas that was a false dawn as the recent surge in cases has shown. This has made the prospect of any normal get together impossible and as the season comes to an end we have to start thinking of next year.

Although it is difficult to see through to the new year, your committee is hoping for the best, but planning for the worst and are looking at the possibility of holding an AGM in the first weekend of February in Exeter next year. We recognise, however, that if the stormy conditions the nation is currently battling do not abate, we may have to accept that this will not happen and in such a case, an AGM will be held by video conference (Zoom or the like).

However, we do hope that you have managed to get some sailing in this summer, after all, sailing is a naturally socially distanced activity as many of us sail as couples. We would like to encourage you, therefore, to send us a couple of paragraphs highlighting anything about your sailing this year that is worthy of note. We will put them on a special page on the SW pages of the MOA website, and you never know, we may even create a competition about the best stories.

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