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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 –

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.

The club has an active racing fleet of National Squibs and a very close affiliation with the Victory Class Association – more details here – Victory Class Sailing Club, Portsmouth, UK

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Latest news

Spring Spithead Series - Final Races Abandoned

The final races of the Spithead Series, planned for Sat 8 May, were abandoned due to excessive winds and sea state. (See Bramblemet wind readings showing winds consistently over 25 kts and gusts over 35 kts). The committee vessel, Mary Siobhan, headed out into the race area but it was clear that the conditions were untenable for either anchoring the committee vessel or safe yacht racing. A disappointing end to the series. More »

Published 13:13 on 8 May 2021

Spring Spithead Series Update

The second Saturday of our Spithead Series was a challenging one for competitors and the race management team! Many thanks to Mark Briggs and James Jopling for taking up the Race Officer duties and for achieving two races, despite the gentle breeze that died after race 1 and then, eventually, returned beyond expectations to allow a very quick second race around a short, light wind course! Provisional results are here - More »

Published 11:33 on 18 Apr 2021

Spring Spithead Series Week 1

We hope everybody enjoyed their first race of the year today despite the chilly temperatures and lack of the usual yellow racing marks. There was some great close racing, especially in the second race with three yachts finishing within twenty seconds of each other. Big thanks to Tim Johnson for acting as Race Officer and the rest of the race team onboard Mary Siobhan and of course to Phil and Chris who were laying More »

Published 15:34 on 10 Apr 2021

Spring Spithead Series

Documentation here - Entries can be made here - More »

Published 10:23 on 31 Mar 2021

COVID Roadmap

In accordance with the Government's roadmap out of lockdown, and COVID restrictions ease, please be aware that from Monday 29th March access to the sailing club outdoor facilities (Boomyard, Wyllies Garden and pontoons) will be permitted. You are however, reminded to adhere to all current government guidelines including, but not limited to, the 'rule of six or two households'. Your attention is brought to the Clubs COVID risk assessments below:- Portsmouth Sailing More »

Published 18:34 on 25 Mar 2021

Zoom Presentation - Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service

We were given an excellent Zoom presentation last night about GAFIRS... A great organisation that is there for all of us that mess about in boats, both in and around Portsmouth Harbour. Please do support GAFIRS if you get the opportunity. More »

Published 11:55 on 12 Mar 2021

Upcoming events

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August 28-29

Summer - Six Race Weekend #3 (…

Six race weekend. Squibs - other classes to be confirmed (Victory/Tempest?)
September 11-17

(National Squib National Champ…

September 18-19

(RVYC Merrydown Regatta)

Royal Victoria YC event
September 25-26

Harbour - Six Race Weekend (Ke…

Six race weekend. Squibs - other classes to be
Sep 25

Combined Harbour Regatta (Port…

Dec 25

Hot Turkey Race

Portsmouth Regatta

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