• 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 updated 22nd July 2017.

IDOR 2017 Once again CSORC entered the Inter-Departmental Offshore Regatta (IDOR) in June - just one boat this year. The dominant feature of the regatta this year was a heat wave for the first three days. Despite the heat there was generally good wind and the event went off very successfully. Entries were down this year but the racing was closer than ever. CSORC finished the week 6th out of 13 overall, having had a few moments of glory at the front of the fleet on a couple of occasions. This was our 10th IDOR and skipper Nick Bowles' 9th, so it was particularly pleasing to win the Elite Cup for the most-improved boat (again!). Next year we hope to enter two boats.

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 At the time of writing the Fastnet crew are on there way to the Channel Race, the third qualifier for the Fastnet. This is a race in a big loop down Channel then back east round the south of the Isle of Wight and back to the Solent. It looks like being a windy one.

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).