Solent Gaffers


Old Gaffers Festival, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017 to Sunday, June 4, 2017
Gaffers in Yarmouth Harbour
©Jessica Warren

Solent Gaffers at the Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival 2017

In 2017, the Gaffers will be at Yarmouth from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th June. There’ll be some great events on land and on the water with fun on the water in the harbour, three races, music and dancing.

Please click HERE to Register for the event and details of the weekend

We, the Solent Gaffers, organise activities for the boats and their crews. We’re very pleased that our friends on the Yarmouth Festival committee now have the sponsorship they need to run the town festival from Friday June 2nd - Sunday June 4th 2017. If you want to know more about what’s happening on the land side please check their website.

Check back here for updates on what the boats will be doing. If you’re a member, you can now register to the event.

If you don’t belong to the OGA but own a gaff rigged boat and want to come along, there is a special non-member rate for you. Better still, join the OGA and you can come to everything else that you see on the OGA event listings. If you have an interest in traditional rig although your boat is Bermudan or you want to be part of MOGAFF (our chapter of motor boat owners) you can come along too but you need to join the OGA. If you do that you’ll be eligible for our member only events during the year too.


Yarmouth IOW
Marion Shirley
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