History Timeline 2000s


Commodore John Hughes


Millennium meets held in South West and Solent


MOA Website launched by Charles Bond-Smith

Also had a primitive Information Exchange


Commodore Ken Banks


Scottish Branch rekindled  at inaugural lunch


5Oth lssue of Compass carries first colour editorial

Website taken over by Neil Eccles

developed further using Microsoft Front Page


Commodore Ken Banks

Review of Association status and Way Ahead document produced reflecting  the change of Moody Yacht production

 Membership reaches all time high (for then) of 1137


Commodore Laurence Gandar

 Way Ahead implemented including introduction of standing orders and the change of the Southampton Boatshow participation to the Second Hand Show at Swanwick

Website Information Exchange proper introduced

using Microsoft technology from “Front Page’ – earliest posts from 2002


Commodore Laurence Gandar

New trophy for Technical articles awarded for first time

MOA invited to take space on Arun Sail Stand at LBS at Excel

Venue of AGM moved to nearer the centre of membership at Bracknell.

An increased turnout from members to hear Mike Golding


Commodore Keith Bater


Special Dinner for Trafalgar 2OO

Launch of MOA cookbook


New look Compass  for lssue 60 in  full colour


Commodore John Sharp

MOA Celebrates 21st Anniversary with a National Rally to Guernsey and Dinner at Marwell

Local branches allocated funds for special events

Special Compass 21st anniversary supplement produced

Commemorative plaques given to yachts attending sailing celebration events

Website Information Exchange upgraded to “Discus” system


Commodore John Sharp

21st Anniversary Commodore’s National Rally held at St Peter Port

Scottish Branch re-established under Graham Crawford

Membership around 1200


New website introduced using ASP – proved too difficult for updating members.

Selected branch members able to update their own pages


Commodore Neil Eccles

Attempt to change MOA logo – very controversial and fell on stony ground

New Website Designed on Adobe Dreamweaver launched by Neil Eccles.

Each Branch could update their own pages using Adobe Contribute.

Constitutional reforms proposed for AGM 2009 to make selection of officers more transparent.


Commodore Neil Eccles