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!

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

Book now for the OGA AGM 2020, with other events in Bristol. Come to enjoy the weekend, hosted jointly by the Bristol Channel and South West OGA Areas.

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

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

Read about this year's Annual Race in the Solent



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.

We're into December now, have your bought your Christmas cards yet? Why not order some OGA Christmas cards for your sailing friends and family?

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?

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