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
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.
CSC CRUISER RALLY DIARY 2018
|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)
|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.
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