Welcome to Portchester Sailing Club – a thriving family orientated club, offering attractive facilities.

PSC_Handbook_cover_2017Portchester Sailing Club is located in the upper reaches of Portsmouth Harbour, adjacent to Portchester Castle. Founded in 1928, the club caters for those who sail a dinghy or yacht as well as those who fish or have a motorboat. Our Club activities are all supported by a great social programme and whatever your level of interest, be it sailing, leisure boating or fishing, Portchester Sailing Club has something to offer you.

The Club is a recognised RYA Training Centre and a recognised RYA OnBoard Centre which aims to introduce sailing to the wider community, specifically our local school children as well as having gained Clubmark status with the Angling Trust. We offer courses for both adults and children with a range of dinghy courses as well as powerboat and first aid training and Angling coaching throughout the year. In the winter we run RYA theory courses at Day skipper and Yachtmaster levels. The club owns a range of craft for use by club members for both training and recreational purposes and have a number of moorings available for members.

We hope you will find the information you need on our website. If you need more details or find mistakes that need correcting please let us know.

Jim Watson, Commodore

Open Days – RYA Push the Boat Out

Are you looking for a new way to get outdoors and active or find something you can enjoy together with the family? If the answer is yes, you can try sailing and boating for free.

Portchester Sailing Club is giving people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to get out on the water and discover a new sport with RYA Push the Boat Out.

A variety of different dinghies will be available for taster sessions, as well as the opportunity to sail on a yacht or try your hand at sea fishing.

Plenty of other attractions will also be on offer, as well as a BBQ and refreshments.

To find out more please contact Steve Rukin via email: sailing@portchestersc.org.

Portchester Sailing Club has a fantastic location right next door to the Castle just by the public car park. Do come down and join us.

We are pleased to announce we have appointed Sam White as our new caterer.

Her background is in Pubs and Restaurants and she has a vast experience in the hospitality trade. She describes herself as a ‘passionate foodie’! The opening day for the Galley is Saturday 24th March 2018.

Full details of of the Bar and Galley opening times are available on the PSC Social page

To find out what is on the Menu go to our catering page.

Private Functions

Book our Club Lounge with a view over Portsmouth Harbour or one of our two newly refurbished meeting rooms for your meeting or private party.

Members or Visitors can book the Club Lounge one of our two new function rooms on the first floor for private functions. Our larger conference room named the Hamond Room after our founder, is ideal for business meetings, training, wakes, private dinner parties etc. Our smaller meeting room, the Castle Room is ideal for meetings of up to about 8 people.

Full details here. 

Moat afloat

A big thank you to Graham Allibone and his happy volunteers for spending over 170 hours digging tonnes of mud and seaweed from the trollop, the seaward channel to the castle sluice gate.

The sluice gate can now be operated to allow fresh seawater to enter and leave the moat and it’s great to see the castle surrounded by water again.

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