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Welcome to Our Sailing Club

Portsmouth Sailing Club’s headquarters and club house is located on the waterfront in the heart of historic Old Portsmouth.


The club house has a fully stocked bar, function room, kitchen and changing rooms.


Club members have access to 60m of pontoon and slipway at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour just inside the historic Town Camber in Old Portsmouth. In 2018 a crane was installed that allows the launching of keelboats, RIBs and tenders – https://www.portsmouthsc.co.uk/article/73494


The club runs two boatyards, the Boom Yard and Wyllie’s Garden. The main boatyard is the Boom Yard which is also a great place for a Club BBQ during the summer months with fantastic views across the Eastern Solent.

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Latest news

RYA Online Conferences

Members may be interested in attending the RYA Cruising Conference on Sun 21 Mar. The conference will cover the issues that matter most to cruisers, including post-Brexit guidance, training insights, real-life stories from fellow cruisers, as well as the latest developments in safety. Further details and registration is available via this link - https://www.rya.org.uk/newsevents/events/Pages/cru... Keelboat sailors may wish to attend the virtual Dinghy Show, to More »

Published 22:55 on 13 Jan 2021

COVID Boating Update

QHM Portsmouth has issued updated guidance on recreational boating within Local Notice to Mariners 17-21 here - https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/portsmouth/local-... Para 4 of LNTM 17-21 includes a link to the latest RYA COVID advice and information. In summary - boating is allowed as exercise. This covers all sailing boats/yachts as long as persons abide by the gathering limits, social distance rules and stay local rules". More »

Published 12:53 on 8 Jan 2021

Happy New Year - 2021

A Happy New Year to all our readers and especially Portsmouth SC members! Plans for 2021 are currently under discussion and will of course be constrained by COVID 19 however we have put together a draft programme of racing events that can be seen in our calendar here - https://www.portsmouthsc.co.uk/events The programme includes a mix of keelboat racing and our familiar Spring Spithead Series for cruiser/racers. In More »

Published 19:40 on 3 Jan 2021

Hot Turkey 2020 - Cancelled

CANCELLED due to COVID Tier 4 restrictions More »

Published 11:22 on 18 Dec 2020

Frostbite Series Continues for Two More Weekends and Hot Turkey Race!

The Frostbite series will continue over the next two Sundays - 13th and 20th Dec. NoS and SIs have been amended to reflect the additional dates. It is planned to conduct the Hot Turkey Race on Christmas Day in the harbour this year although socialising after the on the water action will be restricted by COVID restrictions. Results are here - Portsmouth Sailing Club : Frostbite 2020 Results (portsmouthsc.co.uk) More »

Published 17:10 on 8 Dec 2020

Back to Sailing and return of the Frostbite Series - Sun 6 Dec

The RYA have provided a useful summary of what we can and cannot do within each of the RYA COVID Tiers. This is at this link .. https://www.rya.org.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/clu... Portsmouth is currently in Tier 2 and we are therefore able to continue with our Frostbite Series this coming Sunday, 6 Dec. Depending on interest, we may extend the series for the following two Sundays - 13 and 20 Dec. More »

Published 17:23 on 3 Dec 2020

Upcoming events

Jan 31

Winter Keelboat Series 3 - Can…

Diary Marker for 'Self-help' racing - No Committee Vessel. NoS
Feb 14

Winter Keelboat Series 4 - Can…

Diary Marker for 'Self-help' racing - No Committee Vessel. NoS
Feb 28

Winter Keelboat Series 5 - tbc

Diary Marker for 'Self-help' racing - No Committee Vessel. NoS
Mar 14

Winter Keelboat Series 6 - tbc

Diary Marker for 'Self-help' racing - No Committee Vessel. NoS
Mar 20

Spring Spithead Series 1

Spring Spithead Series 1 - NoS and SIs to be
Mar 27

Spring Spithead Series 2

Spring Spithead Series - NoS and SIs to be
Mar 28

Winter Keelboat Series 7 - tbc

Diary Marker for 'Self-help' racing - No Committee Vessel. NoS
April 2-5

Easter Keelboat Regatta - tbc

Easter Keelboat Regatta - tbc
Apr 10

Spring Spithead Series 3

Spring Spithead Series - NoS and SIs to be
April 17-18

Spring - Six Race Weekend #1 (…

Six race weekend. Squibs - other classes to be confirmed (Victory/Tempest?)
Apr 17

Spring Spithead Series 4

Spring Spithead Series - NoS and SIs to be
Apr 24

Spring Spithead Series 5

Spring Spithead Series - NoS and SIs to be
May 1

Spring Spithead Spare Day

Spare Day (if series start delayed due to CV)
May 8

Spring Spithead Spare Day 2

Spare Day (if series start delayed due to CV)
May 22-23

Contessa 32 Association Solent…

Contessas
May 22-23

Spring - Six Race Weekend #2 (…

Six race weekend. Squibs - other classes to be confirmed (Victory/Tempest?)

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