Solent Gaffers


Newsletter Archive

The Judge has announced the 2019 Photo Competition winners! Browse through the Gallery to find who was awarded prizes at the OGA AGM, 12 January, 2020 in Bristol.
Our book reviews have been updated with several new titles. Take a look now and why not send a review of your favourite read to the Editor?

Our Solent Area AGM will take place on Saturday 23rd November 2019 and registration is now open

The OGA will have a stand at the RYA Dinghy Show, 2020. Will you help to promote the Association at the Show?

Join SW Gaffers for a series of celebrations to commemorate 400 years since 'The Mayflower' departed from Dartmouth.

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



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  2020  SOLENT EVENTS CALENDAR can be downloaded just below here.

2020 sees the Brest and Douarnenez Festivals in France. Will you be joining the fun?

OGA Member, Kevin Gorringe, is undertaking some research to evaluate the current problem of keel failure in monohull yachts, concentrating on fixed, drop and canter design. He is working with the Marine Learning Alliance, IMarEST and Plymouth University. Can you help him by completing the survey?

In the November issue of Gaffers Log, members will have heard that 'Gwenili' was involved in a road accident whilst being transported to her new owner in Greece. Here is an update . . .