Solent Gaffers




This new section of the Solent website, launched in December 2015, will hold 'Galleries' of selected images to illustrate what we do in the Solent Area of the OGA. If you have some ideas about what you'd like to see here, contact the website Editor, Jessica Warren.

This gallery provides a glimpse into some of the output from Crossfields of Arnside, active on the NW coast of England for around 100 years from the 1840s. Many of the boats are still sailing around the world.

Here are more photos of the boats racing in the Solent this year.

Here are all the winners of the various Solent Trophies awarded at the recent 60th Solent Annual Race 

What a brilliant 60th Birthday party rally we had at Yarmouth this year.  Here are some photos of the event, prize winners of the race and the social get togethers.

Fifty Gaffers came to Cowes for our 2017 Annual Race & Rally and had a fabulous time.  Take a look at the photos of the event.

Here are some photos from those taking part in the OGA South b’Sou’West Cruise in Company, 2017. OGA members may log in and comment, if you took part, do send in your photos to add to the collection.

Here are lots more photos of the very successful event YOGAFF 2017 including the prize winning crews

This new Gallery page is for old photos of sailing and racing in the Solent Area.   If you have any similar photos from the earlier years sailing in the Solent we would love to put them into this Gallery page.

This gallery was originally developed to complement the article by Andrew Wolstenholme, 'Gaff rig: past, present and future'. Browse the boats, let us know what you think, and send us photos of any more to include . . .

Take a look at our memories of this great weekend in and around Cowes