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Racing and cruising yachts at Christchurch Sailing Club are about 6 to 12 metres in length, mostly lift keel or bilge keel due to draught limitations in Christchurch Harbour. There is an active racing programme of over 35 races organised from Easter to October. As well as series and trophy races, there are a number of special races which allow skippers to choose their own start time to maximise the tide. These races are often won by the slower boats. All racing is run on a Personal Handicap System which is intended to give all participating boats a chance.

Christchurch Bay Charted Cruiser Race Mark Positions

Mark Name




Outer Distant Mark


50º 43.10 N

001º 42.50W

Finish Mark


50º 43.76 N

001º 43.51W

Chewton Glen


50º 43.90 N

001º 41.50W

Hengistbury Head


50º 42.35 N

001º 44.42W

Ledge Buoy


50º 41.50 N

001º 41.60W

Mid Bay Buoy


50º 42.60 N

001º 40.80W

Sand Spit


50º 43.00 N

001º 44.30W

The CSC Sea marks are now in place for 2024 season 20/03/2024

Welcome to the CSC Cruiser Rally Programme.

CSC is renowned as one of the most active rallying clubs on the South Coast. Rallies vary in size from 15 boats up to 50 at the final Yarmouth Rally. We put on about 10-11 rallies each season at a variety of venues within easy reach of Christchurch, as well as somewhere in France for Bastille Day on 14 July. The rally co-ordinators are Martin and Hills Dancey. The rallies themselves are organised by a number of volunteers. Rallies typically include pontoon parties, a meal or BBQ and other social activities. Rallies are a great way to meet club members and make new friends. You can take part in as few or as many as you like. We always welcome new ralliers. If you would like to find out more do not hesitate to contact Martin or Hills or any of the organisers. Booking for rallies is through the Club's SCM system

Note: Cherbourg Marina offers the equivalent of a 20% discount off mooring charges, which includes electricity, also free showers to CSC members on production of their membership card.

Cherbourg Marina Website

New for this year RYA Day Skipper Theory course, see training page for this and all our courses.

Click on My Sailing to go to Club2Class for racing results.

To download the Cruiser Programme; Cruiser Race Officer, Timekeeper, Cruiser Courses, Cruiser Safety information, Cruiser AGM minutes and Cruiser Handicap information go to the downloads page


Last updated 19:22 on 20 March 2024

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