In 2015 a contingent of East Coast smacks boats (and others) joined the OGA Trailer Section on the Norfolk Broads for a weekend of sailing and camping in company. A visit to Ranworth Broad gave a chance to sail on some wider waters, and meet up with with wherry yachts as well.

The weather can make or break an event, and this year the sun smiled down on the Walton backwaters while a perfect sailing breeze made for an idyllic small boat race. With so many great pictures to choose from it was hard work cutting the number down!

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

The Annual August Classics is one of the most popular events in the East Coast OGA calendar. This collection illustrating the 2015 event includes photos from local professional photographer, Tony Pickering, amongst others.