Solent Gaffers


Newsletter Archive

Ben Collins has written about his recent trip to the South West during the past few weeks and you can read here about it.

Short notice to you but here is an event that you may be very interested in attending.

For those Solent Gaffers who know and like Bembridge Harbour here is a link to their latest August edition Newsletter 'On The Wind ' to see whats going on.

We have just received sad news about Roy Rolf who sailed with us in the Solent.

Now is the time to start thinking about this year's photo competition. Entries may be submitted online from 30 June 2017. Read on for more details and links to the submission forms and guidance notes for 2017.

This event is organised by the Swanwick, Bursledon & Warsash Regatta Committee and to which the Solent Gaffers always receive a very warm welcome and this year the theme for the event is ' CLASSIC MOVIES '



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 have just launched  our Facebook group and page - check out the details HERE  on our website News Page

THE 2017  SOLENT EVENTS CALENDAR can be downloaded just below here.

The Solent Annual General Meeting this year will be on Saturday November 25th 2017

Despite earlier reports that the fleet was stormbound, we hear that four boats have reached the Isles of Scilly.

The OGA Sou' by Sou'West fleet is stormbound in Falmouth, and has decided this must be the journey's end . . .