Day 1 of the Spring Parhelion Series saw 15 boats ready to race but with a mid-morning low water and light Easterly breezes it proved a testing day for both the Race Officer and competitors with long downwind legs and even a downwind start for Race 1! Two races were completed and results across all fleets were interesting and varied but Red Arrow (sporting their new 100th birthday 'kite') and Maggie May both appear to
Published 11:09 on 25 Mar 2018
The Spring Parhelion Race Series will be run from Sat 24 March through to Sat 28 April. ( note no race Sat 31 Mar - Easter Weekend ) This cruiser/racing series grows from strength to strength with a good mix of loyal regulars and newcomers competing in 2017. Typically two short races are organised each Saturday morning, each of around 90 minutes with starts within 10 minutes of the Harbour Entrance.
Published 18:31 on 20 Feb 2018
QHM's General Direction 2/17 has just been published. Recommended reading https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/portsmouth/local-...
Published 17:13 on 15 Dec 2017
This year sees the 6th Annual Hot Turkey Race here at PSC. Start in the harbour entrance at 1030 and back to the club by 1200 for mulled wine and mince pies! Race details here - http://www.portsmouthsc.co.uk/hot-turkey-1/race-do... SADLY THIS YEAR'S RACE HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER - HERE'S TO 2018!
Published 16:36 on 15 Dec 2017
PSC hosted the Contessa 32 fleet for the first event of their 2017 race series over the weekend of 13/14 May. The club ran two races on the Saturday, provided a class meal in the JA Room on Saturday evening and a further race on Sunday. It was an exceptionally successful weekend; the weather was kind, the racing competitive and fun, and the food and hospitality that PSC members provided on Saturday evening was
Published 10:00 on 17 Jun 2017
The final two races of the Spring 2017 series were completed (on Sat 22 Apr) in beautiful sunny conditions with a steady 12 kts from the North East. Race officer Ricky Hodgson set two courses that kept the fleets busy in the triangle between Gilkicker and the Spit Sand Fort, however the highlight (for some!) was the downwind start for the final race.
Published 10:00 on 17 May 2017
The penultimate Saturday of the Spring Parhelion series started with fog horns and discussions with QHM over fog routines and finished with sun cream and a pleasant easterly breeze. The immediate concerns facing the race team on board Mary Siobhan were whether there was sufficient visibility to start a race and whether there was enough wind to get the fleet away. The race officer (Daryl Bowles) elected to start both divisions together and the
Published 10:00 on 10 Apr 2017
Those of us that navigate through the harbour entrance should note the significant changes that have been made to the Small Boat Channel. Details in QHM's LNTM 24/17; link here - http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/portsmouth/local-notices/lntm/2017/1724---portsmouth-small-boat-channel-update
Published 10:00 on 7 Apr 2017
Sixteen boats took part in the two races that were held on the third Saturday of this Spring's Parhelion Series. Over the past few years the two races of the third Saturday have been designated as Parhelion Memorial Races; an opportunity for us to remember previous competitors who are sadly no longer with us, particularly our old friends Roy Pearce (Rhapsody & Symphony) and Mike Tattersall (Electra). A very pleasant SW'ly breeze and beautiful
Published 00:00 on 4 Apr 2017
The second Saturday of the Spring Parhelion Series provided beautiful blue skies and a gusty NE'ly that increased steadily from around 16 kts to gusts of nearly 30 by the end of the racing. A start line was established at Gleeds and both divisions were sent upwind to Vail Williams and then followed a course that took them down to North Sturbridge, just at the same time as the Panamanian car carrier Horizon Highway,
Published 00:00 on 25 Mar 2017