Wessex & Dart Branch

The Wessex & Dart Branch is proud to represent the area where the Society was originally founded in 1959. It was while sailing on PS Freshwater between Lymington and Yarmouth that Professor Alan Robinson conceived the idea of the PSPS. We welcome PS Waverley to our area each September. In 2013 we encompassed the River Dart into our area in recognition of the paddle steamer Kingswear Castle being returned to her home waters after a number of years away. The branch organises a series of outings each summer and also a programme of winter meetings between each October and April which are shared between Bournemouth, Southampton, East Cowes and Dartmouth. These are open to members and non members alike and all are assured of a warm welcome.

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Latest News

Forthcoming Events

  • May 23 Thursday
    Waverley – First Sailing of 2019Glasgow, Greenock, Largs & RothesayPS Waverley's first sailing of the 2019 season. Departing from Glasgow to Loch Striven via Greenock, Largs and Rothesay.
  • May 25 Saturday
    Kingswear Castle – First Sailings of 2019Dartmouth EmbankmentDartmouthPS Kingswear Castle's 2019 season kicks off with three 1¼ hour circular river cruises at 12:00, 14:00 and 15:30.

New Reasons to Join

Waverley Excursions Ltd. has kindly offered concessions for Waverley sailings to PSPS members. Read more here.

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