Solent Branch

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The Branch Committee has made plans for the following Events in 2022.  Circumstances at the time will dictate if events are able to proceed or will need to be cancelled.

Moody Owners Association Solent Branch 2022 Events

The Draft Events Calendar has been posted in the Calendar Section

https://moodyowners.org/branches/solent-events-calendar/

 

 

Spring Bank Holiday Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Rally to Lymington and Poole Town Quay

 Join Janis & Robbie Sargent for this years Solent Branch rally to Lymington and Poole from Thursday 2 June until Sunday 5 June

 Thursday 2 June

15 berths have been booked on the Dan Brown pontoon.  We are residents of Lymington so plan  to be around from lunchtime onwards.  To kick start the weekend a fizz and cake pontoon party will be held late afternoon (time tbc)

 Friday 3 June

Sail in company to Poole Town quay where berths have been reserved for 2 nights.  Nothing formal has been arranged for Friday night.

 Saturday 4 June

A day at leisure to explore the sights of Poole.  You may wish to visit Brownsea island by ferry which leave Poole Town Quay at regular intervals during the day or if the tides allow take a ferry trip up the Wareham river to the historic town of Wareham.  Further details of the various options will be emailed to attendees nearer to the event.  On Saturday evening we will hold a pontoon drinks party followed by dinner in a private function room at the nearby Poole Lifeboat College.   The college’s restaurant/function room has stunning views over Poole harbour.  The cost per person is £34.50 for a 3 course meal. Payment and menu choices will need to be made in advance details of which will be sent out in the first week of May.

 Sunday 5 June

Departure at your leisure. 

 There will be a Dixon race, which can be sailed in either direction en route to Poole from Lymington or when sailing home.  Please see the  sailing instructions Here.

 Please complete the booking form Here and email back to Janis & Robbie Sargent (jsargentk@gmail.com) as soon as possible.

 

 

Welcome
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.