Solent Gaffers


Solent Events

Welcome to our 2020  Solent Gaffering season !

The chronological list of events below includes our very own home-grown events along with all the others we know about in The Solent which welcome Gaffers.  

As booking for each of our own events ‘goes live’, about 4-6 weeks ahead, members will receive an email inviting you to register and you will also find a link to the booking form from this site. Have your membership number handy!


We would welcome any help in organising and running our events that you can offer, please get in touch with the Secretary (solsec [at] oga [dot] org [dot] uk) if you think you can assist.


You can download the NEW  2020 Solent Event Calendar below for essential dates.  We will add details so do check from time to time.

Solent Area Events

4 Sep 2019 to 30 Sep 2020

This new event page is to give you a heads up on what will be taking place in the  2020 Solent Sailing Events Year

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10 Jul 2020 to 19 Jul 2020

2020 sees the Brest and Douarnenez Festivals in France. Will you be joining the fun?

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25 Jul 2020

The East Coast OGA Annual Race will not be going ahead this year, so look forward to 2021! Date to be announced later.

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14 Aug 2020 to 16 Aug 2020

OGA members are warmly invited, once again, to the Annual Swale Match, open to all those with traditional vessels 15 August, 2020.

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30 Aug 2020 to 5 Sep 2020

Join SW Gaffers for a series of celebrations to commemorate 400 years since 'The Mayflower' departed from Dartmouth.

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11 Sep 2020 to 20 Sep 2020

The Southampton Boat Show returns 11 - 20 September 2020.

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24 Oct 2020

The 2nd Arnside Conference, building on the success of the first one last year, is postponed until 24 October, 2020. OGA members are warmly invited to attend to hear more about the boats built by Crossfields of Arnside and join in other events over the weekend.

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