Solent Gaffers


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Alice Pellow visits the Royal Solent Taittinger Regatta. 

Some of our Solent smaller boats took part in this week of racing and social events, alongside the larger classic boats, in Cowes.

Sue and David Pennison are building a new Golant Gaffer, inspired by their trip to the Netherlands last year.
Read about Mike and Dee Brackstone's first trip to Poole for the Rally
Read about John and Liz Hall's first trip out of the Solent in Rowspar

Large boat sailors, small boat sailors  all are welcome at this special Service of Thanksgiving



The Solent Area covers the south coast of England from Brighton to Weymouth and includes the Isle of Wight. Chichester Harbour provides a unique area of safe sailing and anchoring. There are main channels feeding inland to Emsworth, Bosham and to Chichester.
Take a while to browse our pages of Events, News and Features to see what is happening and the interesting things and adventures our members get up to sailing in the Solent and beyond.

We bring an update from the OGA fleet cruising in company to St Malo, with more boats joining since the departure from Yarmouth in stormy weather 24 July. 31 July finds the fleet in the Channel Islands.

With storms and gales on both sides of the North Sea and English Channel, boats intending to join the OGA Cruise in Company from Yarmouth to St Malo are now gathering in the Channel Islands. We'll add to this post as we hear more from the fleet on passage.

Alice Pellow visits the Royal Solent Taittinger Regatta.