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Newsletter Archive

Some of our Solent members had a guided tour of the Poole RNLI

Many OGA members keep blogs and other online records of their restoration projects, racing and cruising activites. We list them here for others to share. If you have a blog or online tale to share, contact the Editor.

Join us for a spring walk at Pennington Marshes and a pub lunch at end of March

Local groups and individuals are invited to nominate their historic ports and harbours in England, Scotland, Wales and N Ireland for designation as a 'Heritage Harbour', an initiative by the Maritime Heritage Trust and National Historic Ships Shipshape Network.
The OGA Editor frequently receives book reviews for titles which may be of interest to Members. We publish the most recent ones here. Why not send a review of your favourite read to the Editor?

Come to Poole for a unique opprtunity to tour around the RNLI headquarters



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

THE  2019  SOLENT EVENTS CALENDAR can be downloaded just below here.

Several OGA members attended this inaugural conference in Arnside, 16 March, 2019 which was extremely interesting and informative on several different levels.

Some of our Solent members had a guided tour of the Poole RNLI

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Neal Hill who was the OGA Secretary, Scotland for many years.