Welcome to the Open Canoe Sailing Group's newsletter archive


'The Gossip' is usually published by the OCSG eleven times each year. Colour editions have been distributed in electronic form since March 2007 and prior to that date monochrome editions were printed and mailed to members. Selected articles will be posted once they have been scanned and processed with OCR software (older print editions), or copied from the original PDF file (recent editions). Please contact me (David) if you have any problems or comments on the site: info[at]






Sunday, 9 September 2012 - All articles from 1999 have now been posted. This period included the last few months of JohnB's (the OCSG's founding father's) editorship. You will see that his last editions are all a solid six web pages in length (compared to the average of four or so) and include a large number of very diverse articles.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012 - The first of an historic series of articles from the 1990s (the decade of the OCSG's inception) has been added to the archive. More will be added as time allows, all the way back to The Gossip #1, which was published in June 1990.

Friday, 1 June 2012 - Although unannounced here, you may have noticed that updates from 2010 are currently being added each month. The latest update added today has articles from June 2010's edition of The Gossip. Monthly updates will continue to be posted, two years in arrears.

Saturday, 15 January 2011 - Articles from 2000 have been posted. That's all for the moment. Hopefully further updates will be posted later this year.

Thursday, 30 December 2010 - Happy New Year! Articles from 2001 have been added to the archive.

Saturday, 11 December 2010 - Articles from 2002 have been posted.

Monday, 1 March 2010 - Articles from last year have been posted. This completes the archive project for the time being. Hopefully it will continue later in the year.

Friday, 5 February 2010 - Articles from 2003 have been added. These are the last of the 'old' articles that have been scanned and that will therefore be added this winter.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010 - Articles from 2004 added. Highlights include an international meet at Loch Lomond attended by canoeists from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and The Netherlands. Meet reports were published in September 2004.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009 - Articles from 2005 have been added to the online archive (just managed to squeeze in this update before the end of the year!). Happy New Year to all our visitors.

Monday, 29 June 2009 - This archive project will continue as time permits, probably when this year's sailing season has ended. Apologies to those waiting patiently for further updates. Current issues of The Gossip are available to anyone anywhere in the world (by email) by joining the OCSG.


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