Solent Branch

Latest Information

The Branch Committee has made plans for the following Events in 2024.

Solent Events Calendar

Event Coordinators are needed for most of these Rallies in 2024,  all event booking has been organised by the Solent Events Secrerary Sue Fellows Freeman but Coordinators are needed on the day for each rally,  anyone prepared to become an event coordinator should email Sue at to find out what is required or contact any other Solent Commitee Member.

Circumstances at the time will dictate if events are able to proceed or will need to be cancelled.

Lymington Rally 5th-7th April 2024

Please join us for our first rally of the season visiting the lovely town of Lymington.
We have booked 15 berths on the Dan Bran pontoon for both Friday 5th and Saturday 6th April.
On Saturday evening, Jim & Jackie Coombs will host drinks and nibbles followed by dinner at Lymington Town Sailing Club.

If you would like to attend, please complete the BOOKING FORM and return to Jim Coombs by closing date of 18th March.
We hope you can join us.
A Dixon timed passage will be run in conjunction with this rally.

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.