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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.

Click here for day by day details of our opening hours.

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

Race Update

RO and ARO shortage We are facing a shortage of Race Officers and Assistant Race Officers due to various members moving on. You can help by: Volunteering for more duties. Remember 4 duties in the April to March year gets you £100 discount...

Racing Handicapping at QMSC

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 Race.

Extending the alternatives to protesting

As part of the implementation of the RYA charter by the club, we make provision for using the Exoneration Penalty, Arbitration Hearings, Advisory hearings and Protest hearings. The aim to hold Advisory and Arbitration hearings after sailing and ultimately speed up resolution and promote learning and a better respect of the rules.

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