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Friday 16th September 2022 10:30-17:30 Ocean Village, Southampton

A photographic cruise along the Solent in the company of the Paddle Steamer Waverley

A day on the Solent following the PS Waverley shadowing her on her voyage to Freshwater Bay


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About this event

One of the most majestic vessels to grace the shores of the British Isles is returning to the Solent this September. Having spent time with this iconic ship the last few years we couldn't resist setting sail with her once again. However this year we are only offering the one trip so don't miss out on this fantastic photographic opportunity. At times this is fast action packed sailing as we speed around her capturing her from all angles! She's no sloth, with her averaging 16 knots as she makes her way to Yarmouth and the Needles, Freshwater Bay then back to Southampton, we will be working hard to keep ahead of her while capturing some iconic images! If you love engineering heritage and great ships this really is a great day out for you! 

The 16th of September will see us on the Solent picking up with her outside of Southampton water's as she starts her trip. We will have the opportunity to photograph her with views such as the famous Needles Rocks with their lighthouse, the multi coloured sandstone cliffs of Alum Bay and the towering chalk cliffs of Freshwater Bay. View St Catherine's Point, the towns of Ventnor and Shanklin and the yachting Capital of Cowes.

Places are limited to 11 due to insurance and the boat we will be aboard. Our boat for the day is Anchorman, a large Catamaran that is perfect for photography with its large rear deck and top speed of 28knots. Our skipper is an extremely experienced sailor so you are assured of a great safe day in the thick of all the action. 

Start time from Ocean Village, Southampton for this trip will be 10.30 returning to Southampton atat approx 17:30

Event requirements


  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Lense cloths
  • Lenses
  • Camera protection - rain covers etc

Other things you should bring

  • Packed lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water


  • All levels welcome


  • Low

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