The Solent One Design Class was one of the earliest O.D. classes. It was popular, and was sailed by some of the best known yacht owners in the Solent,Portsmouth and Southampton waters including Sir Philip Hunloke who sailed the Kings ” Britannia”. Formed under the auspices of the Solent Sailing Club the class was adopted by the Royal Yacht Squadron and the Island Sailing Club in 1895.
It was designed by H White, ten were built in 1895/6 by White Brothers of, Southampton and another twelve were built in the following year. The class enjoyed ten years of racing but the Metre Rule, which was introduced in 1907 effectively put an end to the class.