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

PSC_Handbook_coverPortchester 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, a Volvo Champion Club 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

Family Weekend and Dinghy Regatta



Next weekend on both Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th Sept we have a packed program of events for our Family Weekend and Dinghy Regatta.

So let’s finish off the summer holidays with a fun at the club both on and off the water. We have a busy program which include:

Saturday 3rd September

  • Tea, Coffee and Donuts on the lawn from 11:30
  • Games on the Lawn all day
  • Family Sailing and Topper Fun from 12:00
  • Galley 12:00 to 15:00
  • Bar 12:00 to 20:00
  • Taster Sessions 12:3014:30
  • Ducklings Fun from 13:0015:00
  • Dinghy Regatta Day 1
    1st Race at 13:00.
    2nd Race at 14:30
  • 16:00 Live Band – “Abstrackt Stereo”
  • 16:45 Ducklings and Junior Training Awards & BBQ
  • 17:30 Members BBQ and Band continued….

Sunday 4th September

  • Family Sailing and Topper Fun from 12:00
  • Galley 12:00 to 15:00
  • Bar 12:00 to 17:00
  • Taster Sessions 12:3014:30
  • Dinghy Regatta Day 2:
    1st Race at 13:00
    2nd Race at 14:30
  • 16:30 Regatta Presentation and Awards

The fun starts at 11:30 on both days. Please come along and enjoy the last big bash of the summer, it will be great to see as many of you as possible at our fantastic club!

Looking forward to seeing you on and off the water!

The ‘Young Vlogger of the Year’ Award goes to…?

Thought you would like to know about the recent achievement of one of our Cadet members, having graduated from a Junior member – Andrew Shrimpton aged 16.

Andrew took part in this year’s Round the Island Race on ‘Bob’, a Farr 52.
They finished in 20th overall (after a very exciting race, including a spinnaker broach around the back of the Island at around 25 kts)

He recorded his race on his mobile phone (when he wasn’t hanging on for dear life), and made a short ‘video log’ of the race and decided to enter the JP Morgan ‘Young Vlogger of the Year’ competition – and won.
Andrew started with the club aged 8 doing his RYA level I dinghy sailing and has done extremely well by achieving his RYA PB2, Power Boat Instructor and Dinghy Instructor certificates through the Club. He has since gone on to obtain Powerboat Instructor at college.

He is an active member of the Training Committee and helps with the ‘On-board’ sessions as and when his work committments allow.

Congratulations Andrew on your latest acheivement.

Save the date


Saturday 3rd September 2016
Sunday 4th September 2016

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