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The Boat

O.D.1 is the first ever Oceanlord, built by Westerly Yachts in 1987. "OD" was Westerly's abbreviation for "Oceanlord", so she was initially labelled "OD-1". Her previous owner decided to use this as her name, so that she would always be known as the first of her kind.

O.D.1 is operated as a Sail Training Vessel, and is based West Quay Marina, West Quay Road, Poole

At 41 feet in length, she has berths for 10, although she normally sails with 7 crew, plus a skipper and mate. She carries all the safety gear and equipment required for a registered Sail Training Vessel.

See more pics of O.D.1 in the gallery!

Her Cruising Area

O.D.1's normal crusing area for weekends ranges from the Solent and adjacent waters to Weymouth, but longer trips may extend further along the south coast, or across the channel to Cherbourg and the Channel Islands.

O.D.1 has competed several times in the Small Ships' Race for youth Sail Training Vessels, for which half of those on board must be under the age of 25. This is held in October, and normally follows a course within the Solent, starting and finishing in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

Find out more about the sailing!!!

The Needles, Isle of Wight


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