• 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 7th February 2019.

CSORC AGM 11th April 2019 The CSORC AGM will be held on 11th April at the Civil Service Club, London, following on from the CSSA AGM at around 20:00. We will discuss events for the year and elect officers. If you would like to be involved with the club then please come along (or contact one of the committee by email beforehand). All are invited to attend. There will be a buffet after the CSSA meeting and before the CSORC meeting.

Programme for 2019 The days are getting longer and a new season is in sight. The first couple of events we have scheduled are Sunsail race weekends so get in touch with the crew bureau to get on the water early. Later in the season we have hopes of some offshore races (watch this space) and we will also apply to enter the Fastnet.

IDOR 2019 This year as ever CSORC will be entering at least one crew so get in touch via the crew bureau if you'd like to take part.

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).