Solent Branch

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Please take a few moments to check out the branch event calendar of events planned for 2018 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!

Branch AGM February 10th 2019 - Marwell Hotel

The Solent Branch fitting out lunch and AGM will take place on Sunday 10th February 2019 at the Marwell Hotel nr Winchester.


  Always a great early season social gathering we will be holding the branch AGM together with a three-course lunch and have the pleasure of a guest speaker Nicola Rodriguez who is a respected yachting journalist.


 Nicola regularly contributes to Yachting Monthly, Yachting World, and Sail magazines as well as being a member of the MOA with her husband John.  Nicola is the author of the book “Sail Away – How to Escape the Rat Race” which I am sure many of us dream of doing from time to time.


 Tea & Coffee will be served from 10:30 am and we plan to start the AGM at 11:15. Following the AGM our guest speaker will then talk before lunch. There will also be a raffle with proceeds being donated to the RNLI


  Please download and fill in the Event Booking form from here (PDF & Word) and return to Carol Neave to book your place.


 The Seasonal lunch menu has a choice of three items for each course please make your menu choices from the following and include that on your booking form  

 Ham Hock Terrine with apple & bacon


  Goats Cheese (v) with beetroot & cucumber

  Vine Tomato Soup (v) with basil & garlic croutons




 Confit Duck Leg with creamed potato & green beans


  Roasted Cod with crushed new potato & squash


  Butternut Risotto (v) with shiitake & sage



 Salted Caramel Chocolate with mango & passionfruit


  Panna Cotta with blackberry & lime


  Local Cheeses with chutney & crackers


  The Branch Committee look forward to meeting branch members for what is always a good kick off to the year.





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