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.

What a brilliant 60th Birthday party rally we had at Yarmouth this year.  Here are some photos of the event, prize winners of the race and the social get togethers.

Fifty Gaffers came to Cowes for our 2017 Annual Race & Rally and had a fabulous time.  Take a look at the photos of the event.

Here are some photos from those taking part in the OGA South b’Sou’West Cruise in Company, 2017. OGA members may log in and comment, if you took part, do send in your photos to add to the collection.

Here are lots more photos of the very successful event YOGAFF 2017 including the prize winning crews

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!