Launched in 2011, Wetwheels Solent is the original regional operator for the national disability power boating charity Wetwheels Foundation. It is community interest company 08451362.

    Wetwheels Solent has her home in Portsmouth, so is perfectly positioned to operate across the region.

    The Wetwheels experience is designed to enable every disabled person the chance to experience the excitement of power boating. Wetwheels boats are truly unique by being fully accessible - not just giving you the chance to be a passenger, but also to take the helm as the skipper - everybody gets the chance to drive!

    We depend on the goodwill of our wonderfully experienced volunteers and generous donors to bring Wetwheels to you. If you would like to be part of a Wetwheels experience, it doesn't matter if you're young or old; Just get in touch with Rowena in the office to arrange your visit.

    The Wetwheels team look forward to welcoming you aboard.

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    Geoff Holt

    Geoff Holt


    Geoff was paralysed in a swimming accident in 1984 and uses a wheelchair. In 1995 he became the inaugural Chairman of RYA Sailability. In 2007 he became the first disabled person to sail single-handed around Great Britain and in 2009 he sailed across the Atlantic Ocean unassisted. He was awarded an MBE for “Services to Disabled Sailing” in 2010 and named ‘Yachtsman of the Year’ shortly after. He was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire in 2012 and he is a Council member of the RNLI. He is also a patron and ambassador for several charities for people with disabilities.

    Geoff has 20 years experience in marketing & PR working for international accountancy firms Deloitte & Coopers & Lybrand. He holds a degree in Antiques and Auctioneering. He is the author of 'Walking on Water' and is a professional Speaker. 

    He founded Wetwheels in 2011. 


    Row Naylor

    Operations Manager

    I come from a background of hospitality, including working as cabin crew with British Midland flying from Heathrow . We moved down to the New Forest with our then young family in 1997 and I have worked with event companies in the Solent and spent the last 10 years working at Hotel TerraVina in the New Forest, being promoted from receptionist to General Manager during that time.

    I was lucky to spend 4 years in Texas working as a Legal Secretary, where I learnt to waterski.  When I moved to Heathrow I figured that a good way to meet people would be to join a waterski club.  It was, as this was where I met Steve.  As a family we all ski at a club in Ringwood, which also has a disabled section,  I have seen first hand the joy that freedom on the water can bring  I am looking forward to spreading the word about Wetwheels so that as many people as possible can enjoy a world I love being part of.

    Andrew Snowdon

    Andrew Snowdon


    Andrew has recently retired after successfully running his own business for 18 years and has a lifelong love of the sea, boating and fishing.

    After meeting Geoff more than 40 years ago through the Round Table organisation Andrew was honoured to be asked to be involved with Wetwheels, and being part of a group that offers such wonderful experiences on the water fills him with pride.  Andrew is committed to ensuring that Wetwheels continues to provide trips that offer freedom and adventure to wheelchair users of all ages.

    Martin Fisher

    Martin Fisher


    Martin is Regional Director for Vision Independent Financial Planning Ltd and first became involved with Wetwheels when he was inspired by Geoff Holt at a corporate speech Geoff gave.  He says, “What I can give back is only an incredibly tiny percentage of what Geoff does for disabled people.  To see the reaction we get from people who have experienced a ride on the boat is amazing and worth any time I am able to spend!

    Keith Plumridge

    Keith Plumridge

    Lead Skipper

    When Keith moved from inland to the south coast of Hampshire in 1973 his love of the sea began. He has owned dinghies, a yacht and developed a keen interest in boat angling and is currently on his 5th fishing boat moored in Gosport. 

    Keith has been involved with many local sailing charities as either crew and once he became qualified as a skipper. The participants have always been either disadvantaged or disabled young persons so when the opportunity to skipper Wetwheels Solent came along in 2012 he felt suitably experienced to take on the role. 8 years later he has taken out over 10,000 participants on Wetwheels Solent and is looking forward to taking out many more.

    Skippering Wetwheels Solent is without a doubt the most rewarding and satisfying job he has ever done

    25 May

    Solent Golf Day

    Hamptworth Golf Club - Thursday 25th May 2023

    We are delighted to announce that the Geoff Holt MBE Charity Golf Day will return for its 11th year at Hamptworth Golf Club, with all monies raised going directly to Wetwheels Solent.

    Although it was already an excellent facility, Hamptworth have spent very significant sums on improvements to the clubhouse (£2M) and the course. We look forward to seeing the work they have done.

    This is one of the most important dates in the Wetwheels diary with regard to fund raising so your support is much appreciated.

    Whether you are a pro or new to golf, come and join us for what will be a fun and enjoyable day... and maybe slightly competitive! Also, if you wish to entertain your clients it’s a perfect opportunity!

    Entry costs £340 per team of four (£85.00 per person). This includes

    Tea, coffee and bacon sandwiches on arrival - from 12 noon

    Book here

    Registration from 11.30

    x18 holes of golf in the afternoon

    Two tee start from 13:00

    Dinner at Hamptworth Golf Club in the evening - rolling dinner 18:00 to 21:00 (Dress - casual - no jacket and tie required)

    We may be able to match up individual entries if you want to enter alone or with less than 4 people.

    There will also be plenty of sponsorship opportunities from £99, or if you can help with providing a raffle prize, we would be delighted to hear from you.


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