Westerly in the Press

To broadly promote recreational sailing in Westerly yachts, the Association works to maintain and build awareness and knowledge of the Westerly brand, among owners and non-owners alike, by supplying ideas and articles to the major sailing press in the UK.

Practical Boat Owner  Feb 2018
An article covering boats in the size range of 37 to 39ft. Members of boats within that size range have provided the information and photos to Peter Poland for the article. Very good coverage for Sealord 40, Typhoon 37, and Oceanranger 38, and includes an interview with Mary Buchanan (WOA Commodore 2018).

Practical Boat Owner January 2018
An excellent piece on WOA presented as part of Peter Poland’s article on “Class Associations”.

The London Boat Show  Jan 2018
A Westerly Centaur was used as the platform for PBO’s “ask the experts” at the London Boat Show.

Practical Boat Owner  Coming up in 2018
Six adverts have been placed in PBO on a bi monthly basis during 2018.

Practical Boat Owner  Dec 2017
Westerly Owners Association advert appears in the Marine directory section.(1/8th size).

Practical Boat Owner  Oct 2017
Front cover picture of Brassed Off, a Westerly Discuss owned by Paul & Karen Walker from East Cowes I of W, who generally arrange for WOA members to take part in the East Cowes SC version of round the island race. Westerly Owners Association advert appears in the Marine directory section.(1/8th size).

Yachting Monthly  Jul 2017
Article written by Chris Beeson about the Westerly Konsort (Dick Durham’s boat Rafiki) as a “used boat review” where he extolls the virtues of the generous volume and comments on the sailing characteristics.

Practical Boat Owner  May 2017
Congratulations to PBO on its half-century anniversary issue. Its section “50 years of DIY boating” notes our own 50th anniversary, and includes “On the water with the WOA”, describing Editor David Pugh’s sail aboard Commodore George & Jill Pickburn’s Westerly Storm. “It’s no wonder so many Westerlys are still sailing, and that their owners take so much pride in them,” was his assessment.

Practical Boat Owner  Apr 2017
‘Corsair issue’ with WOA members Nick and Carol Bullen’s boat Annie on the front cover, WOA members Peter and Linda Dances’ Kejomi in a 3page feature, and WOA members Tony and Judi Williams’ Windeye one of the 34-36 footers outlined in Peter Poland’s series that also reviews the Falcon, Riviera, Vulcan and Oceandream – From JR

Practical Boat Owner Mar 2017
‘Corsair issue’ with WOA members Nick and Carol Bullen’s boat Annie on the front cover, WOA members Peter and Linda Dances’ Kejomi in a 3page feature, and WOA members Tony and Judi Williams’ Windeye one of the 34-36 footers outlined in Peter Poland’s series that also reviews the Falcon, Riviera, Vulcan and Oceandream – From JR

Practical Boat Owner  Feb 2017
“A False Alarm” Story of a Westerly Konsort (KT1 Bohemia) being transferred from Gosport to Falmouth encountering a battery charging problem. SafeTRX had been setup via mobile phone and triggered a call to Steff’s wife when the ETA had expired.

Yachting Life Jan 2017
WOA 50th article ‘Windward miles to the Westerly Jubilee’ on Mary Buchanan and Celtic gathering, Isle of Man, plus WOA charity cheque presentation photo and caption.

Yachting World Nov 2016
Inclusion – just, at number 48 – of Westerly Centaur in YW’s ‘50 yachts that changed the way we sail’ illustrated article featuring some of the world’s most beautiful sailing boats.

Practical Boat Owner Nov 2016
Front cover pic and article on Bob Shepton’s Westerly Discus Dodo’s Delight; pic and article on Jeremy and Kathy Spencer’s Westerly Solway 36 Sal Darago; and an illustrated account of how John and Wendy Culley’s Westerly Seahawk Wild Thyme was flooded – while ashore.

Yachting Monthly Oct 2016
Six page review of First Dawn Treader, Dubois-designed Mk I Seahawk 34 owned by WOA members Stephen and Vanessa Jervis.

Practical Boat Owner Sep 2016
‘Chasing the dream’ feature on WOA enthusiasts Bill and Sue Redgrove and their long distance voyaging on board their Westerly Sealord Camomile. Plus Mike and Mary-Ann’s leisurely trip round the UK in a Centaur, and a nod from the editor towards WOA’s 50th jubilee celebrations.

Yachting Life Jul 2016
‘Westerly Owners ride crest of 50th Jubilee wave’ two page feature on growth in numbers of Westerly yachts and success of owners’ association

Practical Boat Owner Jul 2016
Pages of sound advice and pictures on making a Westerly’s galley the homely heart of the boat.

Yachting Life, All at Sea and other relevant titles are also supplied with Westerly material when opportunities arise.