• 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 28th March 2020.

Coronavirus Update In light of the current situation all events have been cancelled and we will refund all berth fees and deposits. The CSSA AGM has been postponed but CSORC is investigating ways of holding our AGM by some on-line means e.g. Skype. To this end we are inviting nominations for committee positions. Please contact the Club Captain for more information. We hope that we will be able to resume racing later in the season, so don't mothball your oilies quite yet!

CS Sailing newletter - March 2020 You can while away those non-sailing hours by reading the March 2020 CS Sailing. Click here to go to the CSSA web site to download it.

CSORC Facebook Group. If you are a facebook member CSORC has a Facebook Group. When you join you can join discussions and post pictures. (There are also CSD and IDOR groups).