Solent Gaffers


Newsletter Archive

For those of you who enjoyed the talk at our 2015 Solent AGM here is an update about H W 'Bill' Tilman from Bob Comlay. A new collected edition of all Tilman's books is available with a generous discount for OGA members, read on for more details.

Read about our very successful 2016  AGM evening at the RAF Yacht Club Hamble

We have received sad news for OGA members in the Solent Area about John Walden

Somewhere to visit in March 2017 - Tour the Submarine  Museum and have a lunch with local gaffers

Why not join us in cold February for a winter warm up in a Dorset Brewery

Many OGA members keep blogs and other online records of their restoration projects, racing and cruising activites. We list them here for others to share. If you have a blog or online tale to share, contact the Editor.



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.
While Poole Harbour towards the west side of the area offers quiet anchorages near to marinas and a busy town
In between these the main area of the Solent offers a wide variety of places to visit and spend time to explore.
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 have just launched  our Facebook group and page - check out the details HERE  on our website News Page

THE 2017  SOLENT EVENTS CALENDER can be downloaded just below here.

Have your say in the Draft Marine Plan from the MMO (Marine Management Organisation) for the South coast (Folkestone - Dartmouth), closing date mid-January 2017.

Read about our very successful 2016  AGM evening at the RAF Yacht Club Hamble

My Classic Boat has been publishing videos since March 2016, with several OGA boats and members in starring roles. The latest movie features 'Spinaway X', an early Plymouth hooker . . .