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
Our Autumn 2017 Frostbite Series is now complete although we lost the last day's racing due to storm force winds; this was probably fortuitous for those who were recovering from the previous evening's Christmas Party in the Club! Overall the series was well supported, particularly by PSC Squibs and dinghies from 1st Portsmouth Sea Scouts and the University of Portsmouth. Race Officer Liz Ballard and her team who manned Rosina every Sunday morning and
Published 16:22 on 15 Dec 2017
The traditional Autumn Frostbite series is now well underway. We have had a good mix of competitors including keelboats (Victorys, Squibs & Tempests) and dinghies (Fireflys and RS Quests) from the University Sailing Club and Portsmouth Sea Scouts. Latest results are posted here http://www.portsmouthsc.co.uk/racing/frostbite-1
Published 22:00 on 29 Nov 2017
This year's Autumn series completed Sat 28 Oct. This has been another successful series although we did lose the penultimate race day to the severe gales of Storm Brian! It was good to see a few different trophy winners this time;with Easy Tiger taking both the NHC and Club Fleet top spots and Tinker T dominating the IRC fleet. It was also satisfying to see a few newcomers join us during the series,
Published 21:33 on 29 Nov 2017
Parhelion Races on Sat 21 Oct are cancelled due to Storm Brian and the forecast SW'ly gales F8 gusting severe gale F9!
Published 00:00 on 20 Oct 2017
PSC's Frostbite Series comprises a series of Sunday morning races for dinghies and day boats conducted in Portsmouth Harbour. In recent years this series has attracted an eclectic mix of dinghies and keelboats, including Fireflys, 420s, Squibs, Victorys and Tempests. This year the series will comprise racing on seven consecutive Sunday mornings from 29 October through to 10 Dec. Notice of Series, Sailing Instructions, Boat Registration Forms and Racing Chartlets are here -
Published 00:00 on 15 Oct 2017
And another great day of PSC Parhelion racing is complete! RO Ricky Hodgeson started all 14 boats together for a long race that took the fleet back and forth between North Sturbridge and many of the racing marks that lie between Gilkicker and Spit Sand Fort. The fastest boat (John Donnelly's White Cloud IX) completed the course in 2hr 15mins with the slower boats finishing around an hour later however there was plenty to keep
Published 00:00 on 14 Oct 2017