Sailing and Racing

Inspiring sailing every day - The water is open 7 days a week in the summer and five days a week in the winter and there is always professional safety cover provided when the water is open.

Dinghies at QMSC

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The Club offers the highest standard of competitive dinghy racing with fleet racing and handicap racing every Sunday morning, and handicap racing every Wednesday evening from April to September.

Alternatively the Saturday Club provides an alternative approach to getting on the water with a like minded group of Club members on hand to give advice, share experiences and build confidence



All levels of racer are welcome to join us and race at the Club. We have put together this checklist to give some guidance as to sensible levels of attainment and knowledge for people to have.

Racing Update

Racing Handicapping at QMSC 

Monday, April 09, 2012 1:25:07 PM
Following the publication of the updated RYA Portsmouth Yardstick Numbers at the Dinghy Show in March, the corresponding changes to Club handicaps will come into effect from April.  Handicaps used for each Club series are shown in the Notice of... read more

2011 Winter Racing Update 

Monday, November 07, 2011 2:36:42 PM
Thanks To Our Volunteer Race Officers Those of you who race at QM will appreciate the quality of the racing that is regularly delivered. A big Thank You goes out to all of our Race Management Team who step in to the role on a voluntary basis to... read more

Extending the alternatives to protesting 

Saturday, November 20, 2010 4:19:06 PM
As part of the implementation of the RYA charter by the club, we will be adding an Exoneration Penalty and Arbitration Hearings to the Advisory and Protest hearings already offered.  The aim will be to hold Advisory and Arbitration hearings after... read more

Changes to Club Racing Sailing Instructions 

Saturday, November 13, 2010 4:21:27 PM
There are several changes to Club racing from the Winter Series affecting Shorten Course, Time limits, Races to count and Prizes which are summarised as follows: Shorten Course:  Sailing instruction 13.2 has been changed to require you to sail to... read more

Reminders to Club Racers 

Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:23:53 PM
Here are some reminders to club racers to help racing go well both on and off the water. Signing on:  Please don’t forget to sign on before each race – and please make sure that you do so accurately and legibly.  You may know who you are, but the... read more
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