Solent Gaffers


Yarmouth Gaffers Regatta 2019

Yarmouth Harbour
©P Garrett

It’s not too late to register for the 2019 Yarmouth Gaffers Regatta, taking place between 30 May and 2 June at Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. It promises to be one of the biggest annual gatherings of gaff-rigged and traditional boats in the UK.  There is the usual busy long weekend for the boats, with two races, as well as food, drink and live music; and the concurrent and locally organised Sea Songs and Shanties festival shoreside.  The programme is:

Thursday, 31st May

•             Arrival

•             Passage Race. Make your passage to the event more fun (whichever day you arrive) 

•             Evening welcome drink at Yarmouth Sailing Club.

•             BBQ in the grounds of the Royal Solent Yacht Club. Bring your own food.

Friday, 1st June

•             Dutch Gaffel Race. Plot your own course round selected buoys in this time limited event.

•             Buffet and music night at the Yarmouth Sailing Club. Music from 'The Dance Preachers'.

Saturday, 2nd June

•             Solent Gaffers Race. Round the cans, organised by the Royal Solent Yacht Club.

•             Cross the Green to the Sea Songs and Shanties festival.

•             Prize giving & dinner at the Royal Solent Yacht Club

Sunday, 3rd June

•             Royal Solent Queens Jubilee Race - Also open to Bermudan rigged boats.

•             Departure


Non-OGA members are welcome to join us, so long as they have a gaff, sprit or lug-rigged boat, so pass the word!  To register, or just find out more, follow the link.

1 May 2019