• 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 8th May 2024.

CSORC AGM June 27th at 7:30 pm< The Annual General Meeting will be held on June 27th at 19:30, via Zoom. Get the link from the secretary nearer the time. Nominations for committee positions to the secretary.

Recent results We've now completed three Sunsail Race weekends, with an overall win in the latest round, which earns us a place in the final in November. There's something a bit special about winning! The next event is the Interdepartmental Offshore Regatta (IDOR) in June.

CSORC Racing Programme for 2024 We've put together a fairly busy programme for you all this year. We've already finished the early season Prometheus/Sunsail races, next is the IDOR. Then we have something new, starting with the Round the Island Race - practice days followed by the big (and long) day itself. Another new event for us is the Taittinger regatta hosted by the Royal Solent Yacht Club in Yarmouth. There will be three days of sailing including three races over the weekend. As befits an event sponsored by a champagne house there is a strong social element. Once again we will be entering Cowes Week in the cruiser class and will take part in the whole week. The last event of the season will be a precursor to the 2025 Fastnet - a RORC race to Cherbourg in Merlin. More information on the Programme page. To book a berth contact the crew bureau.

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. .