Solent Gaffers




This new section of the Solent website, launched in December 2015, will hold 'Galleries' of selected images to illustrate what we do in the Solent Area of the OGA. If you have some ideas about what you'd like to see here, contact the website Editor, Jessica Warren.

This new Gallery page is for old photos of sailing and racing in the Solent Area.   If you have any similar photos from the earlier years sailing in the Solent we would love to put them into this Gallery page.

This gallery was originally developed to complement the article by Andrew Wolstenholme, 'Gaff rig: past, present and future'. Browse the boats, let us know what you think, and send us photos of any more to include . . .

Take a look at our memories of this great weekend in and around Cowes

Here a some fantastic images from the trip to the Brest and Douarnenez Festivals this year.

Cowes Classics Week is a great combination of Solent racing and Cowes social events. As well as gaffers there are fleets of classic bermudan yachts and many dayboat classes.

Please do send in any other photos you've got from this event.

89 boats spent a successful weekend in Yarmouth, with plenty of entertainment both on and off the water. Take a look at what went on!

Every year the Solent holds their flagship event at Yarmouth in late May or early June.  Here are photos from past years giving you a flavour of this event. 

Ed Burnett designed beautiful yachts that combined classic lines with modern techniques and demands. As well as his own designs, he cooperated with other designers on a number of projects. Here are a few examples of his work.

Please send us any other images you think should be part of this gallery, particularly of boats not yet shown here.

Tucked away in the Solent are some great places to anchor and here are a few of them

Here are a few of the Solent Gaffers that sail between Chichester and Poole, and beyond to the West Country, or across the Channel