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Resolution on the Run

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

The Buoys are now in place for Summer 2018

Buoy Charted positions
Lat Long
Outer Distant Mark* ODM 50º 43.60 N 001º 42.50 W
Finish Mark* FM 50º43.82 N 001º43.55 W
Chewton Glen CG 50º 43.90 N 001º 41.50 W
Hengistbury Head HH 50º 42.35 N 001º 44.42 W
Ledge Buoy
LB 50º 41.50 N 001º 41.60 W
Rig Buoy* RB 50º 43.00 N 001º 39.50 W
Mid Bay Buoy* MB 50º 43.00 N /001º 42.00W

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

Also organised is a full Rally programme which covers all tastes, ranging from visits to other local clubs, harbours, anchorages and longer trips to Cherbourg and Brittany, barbecues and family fun events.


Date Rally Organisers
12-16 April 2018 Shake Down Rally Yarmouth Martin and Hills Dancey
5-7 May 2018

(Early May Bank Holiday)

Shepherds, Cowes and Dan Bran, Lymington Di Kerr
26-28 May 2018

(Whitsun Bank Holiday)

Weymouth TBC
16 June 2018 Gins Farm Martin and Susan Spooner

Martin and Hills Dancey

30 June 2018 Island Harbour, Cowes Paul and Sue Masser
7-8 July 2018 Lake Yard, Poole Martin and Susan Spooner
13-15 July 2018 Cherbourg Lawrence and Gill Crapper
27-29 July 2018 Bembridge Fun Weekend Rally Richard and Kim Kendrick
25-27 August 2018

(August Bank Holiday)

Poole Harbour Rally Ray and Claire Hale
15-16 September 2018 Folly Inn Rally John and Sandy Pressdee
27 September – 1 October 2018 Final Rally Yarmouth

+ Passage Race

Martin and Lynne Bevan

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.

Link to Cherbourg Marina

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 10:40 on 16 September 2018

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