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 can also find us on our Facebook group and page - check out the details HERE on our website News Page
Here is the link to our latest Spring newsletter- Click HERE
“Solent Gaffers - Cancellation of early 2020 season events
In the light of the current position regarding Covid 19/Coronavirus and the attendant Government regulations, your Committee has no option but to cancel both the 9-10 May gathering at Newtown creek and (with a heavy heart) the 28-31 May Yarmouth Gaffers Regatta.
Regarding the latter, we were in a position of having to commit money now to event suppliers against a background where both Yacht Club venues we use are currently shut and there remains great uncertainty as to when and how things will ease up enough to allow public gatherings again. The concurrent Festival of Sea Songs and Shanties has also been cancelled.
The 3 Apr Lymington Harbour walk ashore pontoon opening ceremony referred to in the Spring Newsletter has been cancelled, as have Falmouth Classics. The Round the Island Race has been moved to 26 Sep and Cowes Spring Classics are re-scheduled for 4-6 Sep.
We will continue to review our 2020 programme in the light of developments and keep you informed.
Keep safe out there.”
jeremyretford [at] btinternet [dot] com
THE 2020 SOLENT EVENTS CALENDAR can be downloaded just below here.