Programme 2020

In light of the current situation all events have been cancelled and we will refund all berth fees and deposits.

  From To Event Organiser Skipper Berth Fee () Crew Result
Feb Sat 22nd Sun 23rd Practice weekend CSORC Phil Armitage 95
Feb Mon 24th Thur 28th Caribbean 600 RORC Neil O'Leary 1200
Mar Sat 21st Sun 22nd Sunsail Racing Series 2 Sunsail Bill Taylor 180 full
April Sat 4th Sun 5th Sunsail Racing Series 3 Sunsail Nick Bowles 180 1 place
May Thur 7th Sun 10th Cowes - St Vaast JOG Nick Bowles 195 3 places
June Mon 1st Fri 5th Inter-departmental Offshore Regatta CSSA Phil Armitage 300 places
June Sat 27th Sun 28th Sunsail Racing Series 4 Sunsail TBA 180 places
Sept Sat 5th Sun 6th Sunsail Racing Series 5 Sunsail TBA 180 places


* The Fastnet Campaign depends on success in entering and comprises three of the four qualifiers listed here (the exact choice to be decided). There may be opportunities to join the Fastnet crew for one or more of these qualifying events.

Sunsail are based at Port Solent, at the north end of Portsmouth Harbour.

They are a charter company who supply yachts for corporate regattas as well as running their own weekend race series in the eastern solent and also entering fleets in the Round The Island Race and Cowes Week.

The Sunsail Race Series is a fun, relatively low-key competition that suits a broad range of experience, ability and ambition.
The CSSA is the sailing arm of Civil Service Sports and Leisure and are organisers of the Inter-departmental Offshore Regatta (IDOR).
The Junior Offshore Group provides an Offshore and an Inshore Series, both running throughout the season.

Started in December of 1950, JOG is run by its members with a professional secretariat. It does not have a permanent club house but organises receptions in the host port at the end of most races (usually with drinks and eats!). JOG races in three classes, but with a focus on 'smaller' boats. Advertising or sponsorship of individual boats is not permitted. Prizes are awarded for each class in each race and for each series as a whole.

Most JOG races start in the Solent from the club's fixed line and distinctive permanent starting box just east of Egypt Point in Cowes on the Island shore.
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) is the pre-eminent open sea racing club in Britain. It was formed in 1925 and has a long and distinguished history organising races around the British Isles as well as further afield. For us the main interest is in the cross-Channel races and the Fastnet.

Places are allocated on a "first come, first served" basis, conditional on there being sufficient experience in the crew and berth fees being paid on time. All events depend on sufficient interest and are subject to cancellation and refund in the event of there being insufficient crew to make the event financially viable. Cost does not include food or mooring fees unless specified. We recommend that you have insurance.

Sunsail Race Series. A series of round-the-cans inshore racing weekends with several races per day on Saturday and Sunday. Join the boat Friday evening, finish by five thirty on Sunday. Because the racing is on matched boats it is all down to the crew. A lot of racing is packed into a weekend, and all at a relatively modest cost. It is important that you book early with the crew bureau so we can get our charter arranged early.