The third Parhelion Saturday was held in very breezy conditions this week. Fleet numbers were, not surprisingly, down a little from previous weeks and several boats suffered gear failure and headed home early. Two races were set, the first extending to around 2 hours but providing some extremely close results with Easy Tiger 2 beating One More Knot in the Club fleet by just 6 seconds. Club and IRC results here
Published 00:00 on 8 Oct 2017
The PSC Parhelion fleet had a couple of interesting races this morning; no sunshine but a fluky breeze with some holes in around some heavy clouds and rain. Race Officer Daryl Bowles set both races with initial legs from Gleeds towards N Sturbridge; during the first heavy rain played havoc with the find speed and direction - however One More Knot managed to play the shifts (and holes) well to open up a lead
Published 00:00 on 30 Sep 2017
The first two races of the Autumn Parhelion Series were held in beautiful sunshine and southerly breeze last Saturday. Race Officer Ricky Hodgeson established a start in the vicinity of racing mark KB Drystack and set courses of around 7 miles that kept the competitors busy between the forts and Gilkicker but avoiding the Imperial Poona YC and Victory Class who were 'racing' just off the Haslar Wall! Familiar boats dominated the front of the
Published 00:00 on 29 Sep 2017
The Notice Of Series for the Autumn 17 Parhelion Series is available in the Racing section of the website. The series comprises racing on six consecutive Saturdays, 23 Sep through to 28 Oct.
Published 00:00 on 3 Sep 2017
PSC Victorys and Squibs enjoyed a breezy Cowes Week this year! Pictures here (courtesy of Phil Jones) taken during the final race of the week. More on the Victory and Squib Facebook pages.
Published 00:00 on 9 Aug 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
A member of staff from the Port Chantereyne Marina (Cherbourg) will be providing us with a presentation about their Marina in the Jack Ashdown Room, Tues 18 Apr at 2030. Cider and biscuits promised! Port Chantereyne is a popular marina for local sailors and it has undergone some improvements over the past few years. They offer PSC a 20% discount on berthing fees. All very welcome but please put names on the notice
Published 00:00 on 4 Apr 2017