Solent Gaffers


Solent Annual Race and Rally 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019 to Sunday, September 1, 2019
Solent Annual Race 2017
©J Retford

2019  Annual Race and rally - 

Registration is now open to OGA members for the 61st Solent Gaffers Annual Race and Rally, and you should have had an email with a link to allow you to do so.  If you can’t find it, please follow the link below instead.

This year we're returning to a 2-location format. We’ll gather in Cowes Yacht Haven on Friday, 30th August, where the Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club will host us for the evening. After the Race briefing, there's no formal meal, but you are encouraged to collect fish and chips and bring them back to the club.

On Saturday, we race from Cowes to Lymington. As usual, it's meant to be fun rather than the last word in serious racing, so we hope as many people as possible will join in. For those that struggled against the tide last year, it's all downhill this time. Just don't overshoot the finish!

Those that don't want to race can sail down to Lymington in their own time, where we have berths booked on the Dan Bran Pontoon, and the Royal Lymington Yacht Club will host us for prize-giving and dinner on Saturday evening. Depart at your leisure on Sunday 1st September.  

We're also going to run our simple, fun, passage race to the event. Just record a few details and join in, even if you don't normally race.  See you in Cowes.

Please click HERE to Book the event

You can now also download the Notice Of Race,  the Passage Race Instructions and the Annual Race Sailing Instructions below

VOLUNTEERS:    We are looking for a couple of volunteers for the committee boat on Saturday. This will also start in Cowes and finish in Lymington. Please contact richardjacobs2 [at] me [dot] com (subject: Annual%20Race%20volunteering) (Richard Jacobs ) ( richardjacobs2 [at] me [dot] com )  if you are interested.


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