Solent Branch

Latest Information

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!

Laying Up Supper 24th November 2018
The Laying Up Supper will be held on 24th November 2018 at the Port House, Port Solent.  Dinner will be served at 1930, with drinks beforehand from 1900.  The price of the meal is £25 per head.

MOA Laying up Supper Menu

Minted Green Pea Soup with Cream Cheese & hand Baked bread (S1)
Red Onion Tart Tatin, Golden Cross Goats Cheese with Rocket & Pine Nut Salad & Balsamic Syrup (S2)
Chicken Liver Parfait with Apple, Fig & Saffron Chutney & Freshly Baked Brioche (S3)

Sautéed Breast of Chicken filled with Smoked Applewood & Sun-Blushed Tomatoes with a Pesto Mash & Chargrilled Provençale Vegetables & Basil Dressing (M1)
Spinach, Butternut & Sheep’s Cheese Pithiviers with White Bean Puree & Soya Beans (M2)
Daube of Beef with Caramelised Baby Onions & Lardons of Bacon (M3)

White Chocolate & Passion Fruit Roulade with Fresh Raspberries & Wild Strawberry Sauce (D1)
Glazed Crème Fraiche Lemon Tart with Strawberry Daiquiri Gel & Strawberry Ripple Ice Cream (D2)
Bramley Apple Pie with Clotted Cream (D3)

Tea & Coffee

If you would like to join us please complete the attached booking form in Adobe PDF or MS Word format.

A copy of the menu is available here.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Neil & Elaine O’Connor

Branch AGM February 10th - Marwell Hotel

The Branch AGM and Lunch will be held at the Marwell Hotel nr Winchester on Sunday 10th Feb please hold the date and details will be posted 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