The MOA Bristol Weekend Break

AGM and Prizegiving 23rd and 24th February



10.30 Complimentary guided walking tour

13.30 Tour of SS Great Britain and Brunel Exhibition £11 pp

19.00 for 19.30 Evening Dinner with speaker £30pp


From 09.30 Coffee / biscuits will be served

10.00 South West Branch AGM

12.00 Association AGM and Prizegiving

13.30 Buffet Lunch £27.50 pp

The 2019 MOA AGM, Prize Giving and lunch will be held on Sunday 24th February 2019 at 1200 (arrive at 1100 for tea and coffee).

The format for the weekend is very similar to previous years, and has been put together this year by the South West Branch. Over the last few years the programme of events has been welcomed by all that have attended, so we expect another enjoyable weekend in Bristol in 2019. You are welcome to attend the whole weekend or just part of it.

Bristol is an ideal location for a sailing association to meet. The city has a rich maritime history and to ensure members have the opportunity of enjoying the benefits of the Bristol waterfront, the weekend will be held in the DoubleTree by Hilton, Bristol City Centre

The hotel is 5 minutes from Temple Meads railway station, only 30 minutes from the airport and close to the waterfront, the SS Great Britain, shops and restaurants

AGM Paperwork and Proxy Voting

Weekend Programme


Friday 15.00   Check-in for early arrivals. Dinner can be prebooked with the hotel at £20 per person

10.30   Guided walking tours

13.30   Visit SS Great Britain and Brunel Exhibition £11 per person

19.30   Association Dinner  £30 per person


09.30 to 12 noon Coffee and biscuits

10.00    South West Branch AGM

12.00   Association AGM and Awards

13.30   Buffet lunch £27.50 per person

Evening Dinner can be prebooked with the hotel at £20 per person


12.00   Latest check out for departures.

AGM weekend, the full details

The weekend begins on Friday if you wish to stay for the whole weekend.

The venue is
DoubleTree by Hilton, Bristol City Centre
Radcliffe Way

Dinner is available in the hotel for £20 pp. bookable in advance with the hotel.

On Saturday morning members will meet up for a complimentary guided walking tour leaving from the hotel. After this, you can get some lunch locally. Following lunch, a tour has been arranged to visit the SS Great Britain and the Brunel Exhibition. This is the Number 1 attraction in Bristol and it is bound to be a super afternoon. The tour will start around 13.30 to allow time as the exhibitions close at 16.30 in the winter months. Group rates have been negotiated.

On returning to the hotel there will be time to go to your rooms and then meet up in the Temple Bar, before moving into the Ballroom for an informal 3 course dinner with wine and soft drinks. Seating will be planned to allow members to socialise within their branches. After dinner, there will be a local speaker talking about aspects of Bristol.

The Sunday morning will start with breakfast for those staying in the hotel and then South West Branch members will be asked to gather in ‘Park Avenue’ by 10.15 for coffee prior to their Branch AGM at 10.30. The rest of the membership will assemble for coffee a little later, around 11.00am, in ‘Central Park’ and the Association AGM will start at 12.00, in ‘Park Lane’ followed by the Annual Prizegiving and awards. Then there will be a short break to get refreshments at the cash bar after which a buffet lunch will be served.

There will be plenty of opportunity in the afternoon for socialising and for those departing on Sunday afternoon, the afternoon is expected to finish around 15.30-16.00.

For those members who are extending their stay, the bar will be open all afternoon. In the evening, dinner can be prebooked in the hotel or you may want to explore a local restaurant with your friends.

Parking is available in the hotel at an overnight rate of £15. If you are attending just for the day on Sunday, parking is complimentary.
There are several other car parks in the vicinity.

Cancellation Policy

MOA bookings Sat Dinner, the AGM lunch and the visit to SS Great Britain must be cancelled by 23rd January to receive a full refund from the MOA.  Please email to request cancellation.  You will receive a speedy reply by email with confirmation of your refund.

Hotel bookings are subject to the hotel cancellation policy – contact them directly.

“Bristol is a city straddling the River Avon with a prosperous maritime history”

The former city centre port is now a cultural hub, the Harbourside, where the M Shed museum explores local social and industrial heritage. The harbour’s 19th-century warehouses now contain restaurants, shops and cultural institutions such as contemporary art gallery The Arnolfini.

At the Doubletree Hilton





Central Bristol



Saturday Dinner 23rd February

3 course menu (£30pp inc wine and soft drinks)

Please list any food intolerance or allergy, in the comments box on your booking form.

S1 Cornish Brie, Black Olive and Tomato Salad Roasted Red Pepper Dressing, Basil Oil

S2 Vine Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup (v) Ciabatta croutons

S3 Chicken Liver & Brandy Parfait Red Onion Confit, Toasted Brioche

M1 Roasted Fillet of Chicken with Smoked Bacon Creamed potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Red Wine Jus

M2 Baked Herb Crusted Fillet of Hake Steamed Seasonal Greens. Olive Crushed Potatoes & a white wine, leek and tarragon veloute (Gluten free option available without herb crumb)

M3 Rigatoni Pasta and Grilled Provencal Vegetables (v)  Basil Pesto

D1 Sticky Toffee Pudding

D2 Caramelised Lemon Tart Cornish Clotted Cream

D3 Fresh Fruit Salad (g)

Sunday Lunch 24th February

(£27.50 pp)


Please list any food intolerance or allergy, in the comments box on your booking form


There will buffet lunch after the AGM so you do not need to make any menu choices, but please list any food intolerance or allergy, in the comments box on your booking form.