• 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 10th February 2018.

Sunsail Race Series #1 - 10/11 March 2018 The first event of the season is #1 in the Sunsail Race Series. We have four places available for this event. Contact the Crew Bureau to book your berth.

Mediterranean Cruising this May I'm planning a week of cruising in the Med. this May (or maybe June). The French coast between Marseilles and Nice is the current plan. Email me, Nick Bowles if you fancy it. Email address is on the Contacts page.

Programme for 2018 The programme for 2018 is starting to firm up and some events are on the Programme page. As usual events will only run if we have enough interest to make them viable, so if you want to take part then contact Dave at the crew bureau nice and early. If you would like to do an event not listed then we are always interested to hear what members want.

The RORC Caribbean 600 - 19th Feb A crew of CSORC members is taking part in the Caribbean 600, a 600 mile race around a number of Caribbean islands (hence the name!). The race starts on Monday 19th February. It's a demanding race with lots of wind shifts, lulls and gusts. You can follow them on the web site http://caribbean600.rorc.org/.

IDOR 2018 Once again CSORC has entered the Inter-Departmental Offshore Regatta (IDOR) in June - just one boat so far. There are still places available.

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).