• 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 trying 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 such as the Sunsail race series;
  • 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 learn the ropes and progress to skippering in time. There is no minimum level of experience to sail with the club. For details of membership and eligibility click on the Membership menu item at the top of the page or download a crew bureau form here.

A division of the Civil Service Sailing Association - Civil Service Sports & Leisure.

NEWS updated 10th March 2017.

CSORC AGM 2017 The CSORC AGM will be held at the Civil Service Club, 13 - 15 Great Scotland Yard, London SW1A 2HJ on the 10th April, after the CSSA AGM. The CSSA AGM STARTS at 18:00. All are very welcome to attend both. It'd be great to see you there.

NAB Tower JOG The first event of the season is coming up fast - the NAB tower JOG on Saturday 1st April followed by a race in the Warsash Spring Series on the Sunday. Contact the Crew Bureau if you would like to join.

St Vaast JOG A cross-channel JOG race to the lovely little port of St Vaast. As ever, contact the crew bureau to register your interest.

Programme for 2017 The Programme page for 2017 has been refreshed to show the latest plans. Events will run if there is sufficient interest to make them viable, so contact Dave at the crew bureau if you are interested in any events. If you would like to do an event not listed then we are always interested to hear what members want.

The Fastnet Campaign 2017 The Fastnet crew has now been finalised and completed their sea survival training. We have a confirmed place in the Fastnet - all places were filled within minutes of opening up the entry list. The first qualifying race is the RORC Cervantes on May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

CSORC Facebook Group. If you are a facebook member we have a Facebook Group. When you join you can join discussions and post pictures.