Solent Branch

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Unfortunately due to the current COVID situation we have decided to cancel the Annual Laying Up Supper.  Instead, following on from our previous successful Zoom Quiz we will be holding a Zoom Quiz Night at 1900 on Saturday 21st November. (See details below)

Slolent Branch Zoom Quiz 21st November 2020 at 19:00

Following on from our previous successful Zoom Quiz we will be holding a Zoom Quiz Night at 1900 on Saturday 21st November.

 We will have a range of questions on a number of topics set by the MOA Solent Committee.  Do join us for a fun quiz and chance for a catch up armed with your favourite tipple and something to eat.

 As we haven’t funded any events this year we will provide a small allowance to those participating to contribute towards food and drink.

 If you would like to join in please email me at and I will send you details of how to join in the quiz closer to the time.

 Neil O’Connor

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.