M-O-A

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Welcome to the Maxi Owners Association

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Your Committee recently had a successful Zoom meeting.

In summary

  1. We are preparing a 2021 rally programme using, as a base case scenario, a rally structure that respects “outside” restricted social meetings. It would be good if we could find some new faces as Rally hosts, existing members will help provide guidance and support for the role. Any ideas for new locations? Please email to discuss – membership@maxiowners.net
  2. The MOA “Whats App” has been very successful with 44 active participants. If anybody would like tips on the best way to use this app please contact any of the committee members. One to one chat can be done using the “call” icon on the top right-hand side of the page. We have had active input from outside the Solent which has been encouraging. Please take a look.
  3. In order to keep track of our membership (& boats) we will continue with our annual membership levy. As there has been no MOA rally activity this year, we shall be sending members a token gift, in recognition of your continuing support.
  4. A couple of our long-standing committee members, Peter & Sue Stonestreet, are standing down this year after seventeen years dedicated work. Peter & Sue have been very active committee members and their enthusiastic input will be missed. We thank them both for all their hard work over the years. They will continue to be MOA members.
  5. Next year’s AGM location will be finalised as soon as we have a clearer picture of the COVID lockdown situation.  We look forward to seeing you then.
  6. Don’t forget to support the UK participants in the Vendeeglobe race. The web site is full of interesting statistics, Alex Thomson is 7th, 14.1 nm behind the leader, close.

Happy sailing

Richard Sams

Committee Chair

Members will appreciate that our rally programme has been in hibernation as a result of covid. Despite all the challenges, members have managed to sail to France & the West Country. A casual look at the MOA “Whats App” message service will give some idea of sailing activity. (contact Julian on jtrimming@hotmail.com with your mobile number if you would like to be added to the group).

We are planning an MOA Rally for Sat 3rd Oct/Sun 4th Oct so please hold the date in your diary pending an invite & final details nearer the time. The rally will be at Cowes Harbour – Shepards Wharf. Current restrictions permit a raft of two vessels maximum, with written permission from each boat. Overspill yachts will be berthed on the river side of the outside pontoon. Prepayment is required, with no refund. The option of a socially distanced dinner at UKSA is still pending confirmation. If that does not happen, we will organise some sort of DIY supper possibly in the Sugar Store.”

MOA – Committee Chair

Richard M Sams

This year we have a great response to the Maxi photo competition with 17 entries.  Maybe the restrictions on our activities have made us think back to better times.  The photographs come form locations both by and beyond our shores with images including Sydney Harbour, Germany, Netherlands and Ireland showing how Maxis get around.

With so many entries, I am changing the voting this year.  Everyone has a total of 5 votes that you can apply to as many photos as you wish, all 5 to one photo if you like it a lot.  In this way we should get a clear winner.

Could you please e-mail me your votes to jtrimming@hotmail.com by April 10th in the format of picture number and the number of your votes you wish to award (note – picture numbers and titles are underneath the photographs).

With no AGM date set at present, I will consult the committee on how and when we announce the winner.

Enjoy,

Julian

Picture 1 – Skyfall

Picture 2 – In the west Solent

Picture 3 – AmyLou Powering West Under Code 0

Picture 4 – On the way to Lochranza at the north end of Arran, Firth of Clyde

Picture 5 – Maxi 1100 Tulla, dipping her toe in racing at Schull Regatta, SW Ireland

Picture 6 – Misty at Zeriksee in the rain

Picture 7 – Misty

Picture 8 – Aloni’s new agile foredeck crew

Picture 9 – 2019 Round the Island

Picture 10 – Sailing in Sound of Mull

Picture 11 – Ueckermünde, Germany

Picture 12 – Low tide at Rosiere steps, Herm

Picture 13 – Sunset over Mengham Rythe

Picture 14 – Maxi and HMS Queen Elizabeth

Picture 15 – Leaving Helford River at sunrise

Picture 16 – Sailing in Sydney Harbour

Picture 17 – Off Lagos, Portugal

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