Newsletter/Magazine Summer 2020

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Newsletter/Magazine Summer 2020

Dear Members

In my new role as MOA Editor I am currently trying to understand the publishing software that I need to master in order to continue the tradition of magazine style newsletters that now number over 100 - all of which can be found on the website. I imagine that, like sailing itself, I will need perseverance, practise and patience. I am also sure that I will need your help, so this is an appeal to all members for contributions to the next MOA magazine.

My plan is to include the usual, mainstay articles about our individual cruising activity and about MOA cruising events (could be a much reduced section this year), articles about modifications (there were some great ideas at our virtual AGM) and the peronal, Getting to Know You articles, that are always fascinating. I also hope that members will send in any technical points that they wish to share, for sale items and any pictures of you and your boats. Please keep any of the above, coming my way.

It would also be good to add new stuff - or even old stuff resurrected: Letters to the Editor, Poets's Corner and, for a bit of Shadenfreude, the misadventures of Captain Calamitous, the inner sailor within us all. Perhaps some of you are philosophers and prophets, given our sailing present, what is our sailing future? I was told a funny story recently by one MOA member, about how he came to buy his Mac and I am sure there are more stories of curiosity, coincidence and chance that explain how we ended up in the Mac boat - it would be good to hear them.

DEADLINE: I hope to have MOA Magazine No 105 ready to send to you by the end of July; so, a deadline for you to send material to me will be the end of June. I will send reminders but please don't hang back, the sooner you can send your material, the better - even if it is just a picture and a sentence or two. Please send to: editor@macgregorownners.org.uk

I hope everyone is well and keeping themselves fit for happier, floatier, boatier days ahead - in the meantime, all power to your pen.

Regards to all

Quentin Sands

Mrs MacGregor 26C

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Am changing 'Summer' in the

Am changing 'Summer' in the title of this post to 'Winter!! I have avoided eye contact with my MOA computer and its fiendish software but I am now officially a retiree so no more excuses. If anyone has anything that might be worth sharing in the magazine, please send it to me asap - just PM me. New member perspectives? Covid cruising experiences - with pics? For sale items? Anything wil help. I hope to have something ready before Christmas....

Quentin Sands

Mrs MacGregor 26C

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PHOTOGRAPHS - am struggling

PHOTOGRAPHS - am struggling for new photographs and would prefer not to recycle ones from the website or previous events. I am seeking a really good shot of someone's Mac for the cover of the Newsletter? It needs to be in portrait form. Any offers? Please PM them to me or send to editor@macgregorowners.org.uk If there are any pics from the Solent on the Side event that would compliment the excellent report I have received from Rick, they'd be appreciated. Thank you!

Quentin Sands

Mrs MacGregor 26C

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Quentin,

Quentin,

I will look at my pics to see if there is anything shareable...

David Claassen

"Logan's Run"

2006 26M

robert.gardner
Chris Harman took a lot of

Chris Harman took a lot of photos recently when we did the Solent on the side.

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Thanks Robert, Chris has sent

Thanks Robert, Chris has sent me some useful ones.

Quentin Sands

Mrs MacGregor 26C