We are still here – contrary to some opinions expressed elsewhere we have not died a death. Yes we have changed. We no longer have a very active membership, younger people are not joining us nor buying our type of boats and as an International organisation it is difficult to run activities for such a widely scattered group so we have ceased to be an organisation with a fee-paying membership, nor do we produce our magazine any more. The EOA has ceased to exist in its old format.
However, we do still have a web presence – as you can see – so we are still able to provide plans free of charge and advice, also free of charge. We receive a steady flow of requests for our plans from all over the world. We are also still currently affiliated to the RYA and can benefit from their services. Without any membership fees to support it this website will probably eventually cease to exist in its present form but alternatives are in the pipeline and we will keep you posted. It is our intention to keep the plans (and advice) freely available for the future. We are also interested in any news connected with the YM designs or other Maurice Griffiths’ boats.
We still also offer occasional Social Gatherings – indeed we have one this coming weekend, Saturday 27th October at the Walton and Frinton Yacht Club. Most of the members who were deemed likely to attend have been notified and we are sorry if we missed you. If you would like to attend this event please let us know via the contacts page as soon as possible. If you cannot make this one but would like to be notified of future events please also inform us via the contacts page, or alternatively keep checking in here for updates.