Welcome to Social Sailing!The way we do our social sailing is - in a relaxed, non-competitive way, having fun spending time on the water with patrol boat back up.
We have our regular Family Dinghy Sailing Sundays running from May through to the end of the season, an ideal opportunity to get afloat as a family, for some fun on the water.
During the season we hold a number of family harbour cruises, an opportunity to sail in company to other clubs in the harbour; up Fareham Creek to Fareham Sailing and Motor Boat Club, across to Hardway Sailing Club Gosport, or rafting up mid harbour for a picnic lunch and enjoy the view.
We have our annual Portsea Island Cruise; leaving the club in the morning on the outgoing tide, crossing the top of Portsea island into Langstone Harbour, down the harbour stopping for lunch on the sand bank by the Mulberry Harbour sections, waiting for low tide. Exiting Langstone at the bottom of the tide, crossing Southsea Seafront and entering Portsmouth on the rising tide. You get to sail, paddle have a picnic; a full days event, beautiful scenery see the wildlife and have a great day on the water. Not to be missed!
On a more regular basis, we have our New Enthusiastic Really Determined Sailors (NERDS for short) who turn out each Thursday evening, to spend time on the water, just pottering about, learning new skills or consolidating existing, supported by some of our regular racers who providing rigging, tuning and little coaching to those looking to move up into racing. Once ashore all retire to the bar for refreshments.
We also have our annual to trip across the Solent to Seagrove Bay IoW, in company with cruisers from the club, taking a mini flotilla of dinghies out the harbour entrance meeting off Haslar sea wall, where some commence to race across the Solent, whilst others enjoy the view and passing ferries and craft, all meeting on the beach at Seaview for a BBQ before returning to Portchester on the flood tide.