Solent Branch

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Please take a few moments to check out the branch event calendar of events planned for 2019 and consider keeping some of the dates free to come along to join in.  More information will be appear on this page when bookings open. You can be sure of a friendly welcome!

Laying up Supper Saturday 23rd November - Port House, Port Solent

All are invited to the MOA Solent Branch Laying Up Supper at Port Solent on Saturday 23rd November 2019.

This is the occasion to conclude the sailing season and share tales of adventures and mishaps over the year over a good meal in good company. The hardy amongst you can even sail to the venue.

The menu at £25 per head is below. Please note that there is a £3 supplement for a cheese dessert

Moody Owners Laying up Supper

23rd November 2019

£25 per head
Chicken, Tarragon & Prosciutto Terrine, Chervil Aioli, Malted Tuille
Scorched Smoked Mackerel Fillet, Beetroot Coulis, Radish Salad
Roasted Vegetable Soup, Herb Oil, Homemade Bread

Roasted Chicken Breast, Saute New Potatoes, Roasted Vegetables, Thyme Jus
Parsley Crusted Cod , potato and olive crush, tomato and preserved lemon sauce
Watercress & Blue Cheese Risotto, Roasted Carrots, Toasted Walnut & Brioche Crumb

White Chocolate Pannacotta, Vanilla Shortbread
Sticky Toffee Pudding, Warm Custard, Brandy Snap Tuille
Chocolate Brownie, Clotted Cream Ice Cream, Popcorn
Classic Cheese & Biscuits, Homemade Chutney, Grapes, Crackers (available at a £3.00 supplement)

Tea & Coffee

Neil and Elaine O’Connor would be delighted if you could join them.  Please complete the Booking Form which can be downloaded Here (Word and PDF) to book and pay for your meal.  Booking forms should be sent to

Many thanks


Solent Branch AGM & Lunch Feb 9th 2020 - Holiday Inn Winchester

Hold The Date – Full Details will be posted here shortly

Solent Branch members can be found in most harbours and marinas along the South Coast between Poole and Dover and the Solent Branch Committee works hard to deliver events across the year to provide opportunities for us all to meet up.
Solent Members Forum
The Solent Members Forum is the place to visit to view “Event Sign Up Lists” and any other information your Branch Committee chooses not to make available to the “world at large”.



You can view the Solent Members Forum via the Forum Dropdown menu or by clicking the link in the box immediately below the Latest information area on the Solent Homepage.  If you access the Solent Members Forum via the Information Exchange you may find you have the discussion tab highlighted – if so click the overview tab to view the full version of the information.  You need to be logged on to the website to view the Solent Members Forum in the same way as you need to be logged on to access the Technical Library or to view entries on the Info Exchange.  If you have forgotten your password or username please visit the Members tab on the Main Menu where you will find help.

We issue periodic email updates and a copy of each email can be viewed in the Solent Members Forum.

Informal Meets
Sometimes Solent Branch members will suggest an “Informal Meet” – a simple gathering!

The idea is that people will simply turn up at a particular location and be responsible for making their own anchoring or berthing and dining arrangements.  The whole idea is based on informality and spontaneity.

If you spot an opportunity to propose an Informal Meet, why not take a chance and send a message via the Solent Branch Discussion Board.  Alternatively, if you are already afloat you could try using your VHF radio or its DSC function to broiadcast a message.

The Solent Branch uses VHF Channel 77 and has adopted a group call sign of Compass. Our group DSC MMSI number is 023200031.

If you do enjoy a successful meet please send a short report with photos (if you have any) to our team of website updaters to help encourage other Branch members to participate.

Solent Photographic Competition
The theme for this year’s photographic competition is “At the end of the day”. The prize is a framed print of your winning photo.  To be eligible photos must be taken by a member of the MOA Solent Branch or their crew this season.

To enter send your photos to Neil O’Connor by 31st December 2018. Please include your name  and the title of your photo.

Last year’s winner was “Jouster M336 Newtown Creek” by James and Jackie Macbeth.

Jouster M336 Newtown Creek