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 . . .
Every year an intrepid group of East Coast sailors venture to the northern edge of their area and brave the entrance to Southwold Harbour. Sometimes they race their big boats off the pier, other years they head up the Blyth River in dinghies. Whatever the event, and whatever the weather, there is always a great welcome from the Southwold Sailing Club, and beer!
Generally regarded as one of the best ever, take a look at some of the photos from the 2016 East Coast August Cruise.
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.
The East Coast Race was held on 30 July, 2016. 23 boats set out from the start line between Bateman's Tower, Brightlingsea and the Committee boat 'Tempus' in very light winds . . .
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.
The OGA Trailer Section organised a rally in Norfolk to cruise over the weekend of 1-3 July, 2016.
Each Area of the OGA runs an annual race. In the East Coast the first race was organised in 1963 and has been run every year since then. This gallery includes some archive photos from the annual race alongside some of the same boats racing today.