Solent Gaffers


Yarmouth Gaffers Regatta 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019 to Sunday, June 2, 2019
Gaffers in Yarmouth Harbour
©Jessica Warren

Yarmouth Gaffers 2019 is on!

The Solent Gaffers will celebrate at Yarmouth, IOW, from Thursday 30th May to Sunday 2nd June 2019.

The Yarmouth Gaffers Regatta will continue to be the biggest annual gathering of gaff-rigged boats in the UK with up to 100 boats attending. We will eat, drink, sing, dance and race. The party will be open to gaff, sprit and lug rigged boats, whether or not skippers are members of the OGA. OGA members are welcome to bring any boat.


We are sorry that the shore-side Old Gaffers Festival is no longer to take place. We welcome the new Festival of Sea Songs and Shanties.


Solent Gaffers President, Tim Aspden says, “We want all OGA members and skippers of gaff rigged boats to understand that the boats will be there.”


Look out for more information from us in January; if not before. We look forward to seeing you in Yarmouth.”

Yarmouth IOW
Jeremy Retford
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