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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

The Buoys are now in place for the 2019 Season

Buoy Charted positions
Lat Long
Outer Distance 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,,out of position 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.

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

Cruiser results on Club2Class

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 21:08 on 12 October 2019

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