Solent, The

Solent, The

(sō`lənt), channel, c.30 mi (50 km) long and 3-4 to 5 mi (1.2–8 km) wide, between the Isle of Wight and Hampshire, S England. It serves as an anchorage for ships entering Southampton Water. Yacht races are held there.
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The key to this success has always been founded in innovation and, through our investment to create the UKs first autonomous systems testing system in the Solent, the LEP will ensure that the area and its businesses, large and small, continue to be a driving force for UK innovation for years to come.
The key to this success has always been founded in innovation and, through our investment to create the UKs first autonomous systems testing service in the Solent, the LEP will ensure that the area and its businesses, large and small, continue to be a driving force for UK innovation for years to come.