Portchester Sailing Club – Dinghy Sailing

Portchester Sailing Club is the premier dinghy racing club in Portsmouth Harbour and is perfectly placed to utilise the full harbour waters, for both racing and day trippers. The sheltered slipway aids launching and boat recovery and the protected nature of harbour sailing, provides the perfect location for sailors of all standards to race and train, in all manner of conditions.

At Portchester we race between the months of April and October. The Harbour is tidal and so we tailor our sailing around the best conditions, whilst ensuring a varied and challenging race program for all. The secure Dinghy Park is available throughout the racing season and all racing is managed with Race officers and rescue craft.

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All weekend racing is organised around high tides and throughout the season we provide a handicap Saturday schedule alongside trophy racing on both selected Sundays and Bank Holidays. Weekend sailing is further enhanced with Regatta weekends, windward / leeward short courses, pursuit racing and combined dinghy/cruiser events. All supported by an active Social section.

During the week and throughout the season a well supported Wednesday and Friday program provides Fast and Slow handicap racing on our tidal courses. A junior series runs throughout August and alongside senior racing and various presentations and race briefings are organised during the season to assist both novice and experienced sailors.

Working closely with the Clubs Training section, we endeavour to provide safe, fun dinghy sailing for all skill levels and ages and we welcome like minded sailors of all levels to join us for another great seasons sailing.

We are not prescriptive in class of Dinghy. However, we do offer some excellent racing within some of our growing fleets. These include Topper, Solo, RS400 and Lasers all competing alongside Fireball, OK, RS200, 600, Visions and Fevas and many more.

For a description about the race organisation and the different types of races that take place there is a guide here.

Fixtures & Results

There is a busy racing Calendar throughout the Sailing season. Please be sure to ask for advice through the club forum if information is required on any specific race format or series.

  • Fixtures and Race Organisation
  • Results
  • Check the Events page for updates about individual events.

    Trophies are awarded at the annual prize giving and are presented for Races identified as “Trophy Races” which are generally raced on Bank Holidays and Regatta weekends.

    Prizes are also awarded to overall “Series winners”.

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