Solent Branch

Latest Information

The Branch Committee has made plans for the following Events in 2023.

 Solent Events Calendar

Event Coordinators are needed for most of these Rallies in 2023,  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.

RNLI Fundraising Event Saturday 18th March Churcher's College Petersfield

MOA Solent Branch Member Diana Glyde is organising a fundraising event for the RNLI on Saturday 18th March at Churcher’s College Petersfield.

Details of the event are below.  Several Moody Owners are already signed up to go, so why not organise a table and come and join us.

Saturday 18th March 2023 7PM for 7:30   
A Live music event at Churcher’s College, Petersfield
Featuring Ward Thomas and the Fabulous Fug Band
Tickets £29 per person (8 per table)
Dancing and cash bar
Bring your own tasty supper
Tickets from One Street Books, Lavant Street, Petersfield (No booking fee)

Solent Branch AGM, Prizegiving and Lunch 12th February 2023

Please join us for the Solent Branch Annual AGM, Lunch and Prizegiving at the Holiday Inn in Winchester on Sunday 12th February 2023.

Tea and Coffee will be served from 10:30 onwards

AGM will commence at 11:00 and Lunch will be served at 13:00

Please make your lunch menu selections from the options below on the Booking Form avaliable Here and return to

Lunch Menu


  •  S1 Leek & potato soup, chive cream (gf, v)
  • S2 Chicken liver pate, apple & brandy chutney (gf)
  • S3 Poached salmon timbale, crispy capers, lemon creme fraise (gf)

 Main courses

  •  M1 Slow cooked blade of beef, root vegetables and gravy (gf)
  • M2 Baked haddock, herb & white wine sauce (gf)
  • M3 Vegetable and goats cheese gratin (gf)


  •  D1 Vanilla creme brûlée, cinnamon biscuits (gf)
  • D2 Dark chocolate tart, Vanilla ice cream (gf)
  • D3  Apple crumble

We will be holding a raffle in aid of the RNLI.

Papers for the AGM are avalaible here

Factory Visit to Tecsew 17th February 2023

John and Ally Bland at Tecsew have kindly invited us to a Factory Visit at their premises at Daedalus Park, Lea on Solent at 12:30PM on 17th February 2023.  Tecsew are one of the leading designers of marine covers and upholstery.

Jon and Ally will give a tour of the factory before a talk about Tecsew and their products which will include advice on the aftercare and maintenance of boat covers.  Tecsew have also kindly offered to provide a light buffet and refreshments.

The factory visit will be limited to a maximum of 20 people, so we will be taking bookings on a first come first served basis.

As we are limited to 20 places we will limit the visit to MOA members only (maximum of 2 places per membership please).

If you would like to join us on the visit please email with the name(s) of those who would like to attend plus any dietary restrictions or allergies that we need to be aware of.

Neil O’Connor

MOA Solent Branch Captain

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.