Commodore Geoff Godfrey

MOA Established

March 23rd

Inaugural meeting was held at Moodys in Swanwick


Cygnet Magazine is first published in A5 format, the editor was Mike Gray.

The first advertisers were Lucas Sails and Ambassador Marine

Original Committee
President Eric Moody
Chairman Geoff Godfrey
Secretary Glen Laskey
Treasurer David Barton
Social Sec Jean Maidman

From the 6 members who attended the first Steering Committee meeting on April 1st, the membership had grown to 185 at the end of December that year.  The first President Eric Moody died within a few months and Gordon Moody became the President Elect.

Over 50 membership applications were received at the Southampton Boat Show that year.

Members came from Hamble, Lymington, Poole, Scotland, Dartmouth, Chichester, Portsmouth, Weymouth, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, Germany, the Mediterranean and the USA,


Commodore Geoff Godfrey

Membership reaches 450


Commodore Matthew Marston

Scottish Region starts activity

Original Founder Members were each sent a “Founder Plaque”


Commodore Matthew Marston

Scottish Branch formed

as a pilot for the rest of the association

Moody Boat Owners of America formed

Eastern United States


Commodore Miriam Kays

Benelux Branch Captain appointed

East Coast Branch formed

Bill Dixon Challenge Cup and Shields

presented to the association

Membership now 600