Solent Gaffers


Newsletter Archive

The 2019 OGA Photo Competition is open for entries. Whether you snap those special moments on a phone or take longer to plan the shot with a camera, make sure you enter the competition this year!

Ten trophies are awarded annually to OGA members from any Area. The trophies are presented at the AGM in January. It's time to nominate award winners for 2019 now!

A last chance for a sailing get together in Yarmouth - always a lovely event to end the season.

Gaffers from the UK with small boats are invited to join the 16th Reeuwijk Raid again in October this year.

Read about this year's Annual Race in the Solent

This new event page is to give you a heads up on what will be taking place in the  2020 Solent Sailing Events Year



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 can also find us on our Facebook group and page - check out the details HERE  on our website News Page

THE  2019  SOLENT EVENTS CALENDAR can be downloaded just below here.

The nights are drawing in and although it's not Halloween yet, we hear that some people are already thinking about Christmas! If that's you, why not order your OGA Christmas cards now?

East Coast Gaffers enjoyed a new event for small boats 13 - 15 September with eight boats joining in the gentle sailing on the River Alde.

The UK Hydrographic Office has announced proposals to withdraw supply and maintenance of Small Craft Folios. Respond to the consultation online by 8 October 2019.