• Racing in the Solent
  • Inshore racing at its best
  • Sigma 38 going downwind
  • Racing with CSORC in the 1980s
  • Cheating the tide at Hurst
  • Practising spinnaker trim
  • Inshore racing in the Inter Departmental Offshore Regatta
  • Blue Juice in the Myth Of Malham
  • Merlin off to St Peter Port

About the club

The club offers sailing and racing opportunities for all, from complete beginners who want to try a day sail in the Solent, to experienced sailors looking for competitive yacht racing. Throughout the season we enter a variety of racing events:

  • Inshore races in the Solent;
  • Coastal JOG races;
  • Offshore RORC and JOG races to France and the Channel Islands;
  • Campaigns, such as the Fastnet.

The emphasis is on having fun, with a friendly atmosphere, but there is also the opportunity to gain experience and racing skills, and to progress to skippering. There is no minimum level of experience to sail with the club. For details of membership and eligibility click on the Membership at the top of the page or download a crew bureau form here, or email the crew bureau.

A division of the Civil Service Sailing Association - Civil Service Sports & Leisure.

NEWS Last updated 19th July 2023.

AGM 2023 The 2023 AGM will be held on Thursday 10th August at 19:30 via Zoom. To register, please email the secretary Bill Taylor and you will be sent a link with log-in details before the meeting. More details on the business page.

Fastnet The Fastnet starts on Saturday 22nd. You can follow the CSORC crew on Merlin via the yellowbrick tracker.

Cowes Week It's many years since we last entered a boat in Cowes Week but this year we are entering in Weekend Warriors Cup for Club Cruisers

IDOR The club entered two boats in the IDOR which took place in idyllic conditions of sunshine and winds from a generally north easterly direction. Both boats had their moments and we were able to introduce a few to the joys of "big boat" sailing for the first time.

CSORC AGM 2023 The AGM has been delayed and will now take place in July, once again by Zoom. Watch this space for details.

CS Sailing newletter You can while away those non-sailing hours by reading CS Sailing - available to download from the home page of the CSSA web site

CSORC Facebook Group. If you are a facebook user CSORC has a Facebook Group. When you join you can join discussions and post pictures. .