Solent Branch

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The Solent Committee have been thinking about what events we can arrange within the current restrictions, and are planning a Virtual Quiz Night and to hold the delayed Nab Tower Race – details are below.

With regard to the other events planned this year these are unfortunately still on hold. Our Events Secretary Sue Fellows-Freeman has been working hard to keep on top of venues and bookings.  If at some future date it becomes possible to hold these events we will announce it by email and on the website

Nab Tower Race Saturday 27th June

Event cancelled due to forecast poor weather.

We will be holding the postponed Nab Tower race on Saturday 27th June.  This will be an “on the water” event starting off Portsmouth with a start time of 12:00 BST which should allow enough time for boats to come from the central Solent and Chichester to take part.

There will be a prize for the first boat round the course on corrected time and for the first Moody (just in case a Moody doesn’t win).

There are no social gatherings planned before or after the event which will be held in accordance with the Government guidelines for England in place on June 27th.

It would be great if we could get a few boats out on the water.  If you would like to take part please email me with your name and boat name and type to

Full Nab Tower Race details including start line are avalable Here

General Solent Race Instructions are avaliable Here


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.