On The Water

zephyr race

Welcome to our sailing members old and new.

For 150 years the Club has been at the heart of sailing in the Eastern Solent. H C Maudsley, George V, Sir Thomas Lipton, among the greats who raced successfully for the Royal Albert Gold Cup. In 2014 The Club invited the Victory Class and Portsmouth Sailing Club to join in recreating the Portsmouth Regatta, once a major highlight of the sailing year but dormant since WW2. The reborn event, now planned to grow annually, attracted a wide range of entries and will be repeated on 24th September in 2016.

Sir Ben Ainslie's decision to base his Americas Cup challenge in Portsmouth, a short walk from The Club, will prove to be a massive boost to sailing in the area. We will be closely associated with programme, hosting presentations and providing a base for reciprocol clubs, from around the world, for the build up regattas starting in July 2015.

Our members own a wide variety of boats, from graceful yachts over 16 metres to ribs and power boats. Our adopted Victory Class provide exciting racing every week in classic Westmacot designed keel day boats.

Vessels over 7 metres may be granted a warrant to fly the undefaced Blue Ensign below the Club burgee. We have 10 moorings in Haslar Marina available to members at a very attractive rate. Applications either for a warrant or a mooring should be addressed to the Club Secretary.

Members are welcome to join rallies held by a number of local clubs and are particularly welcome at a large number of reciprocol clubs around Britain.

Commodore's Suppers, with an excellent range of speakers, are a popular favourite during the winter months for both sailors and landsmen alike.

RNC & RAYC Members

Spanning the entire range of experience and qualification, sailing committee members are always willing to advise on passages and ports about which they have experience: cruising with other boats is an excellent way of developing competence and confidence.

Safety & Liability

Skippers are reminded that they are responsible for the seaworthiness, competent navigation and general safety of their vessel and crew at all times during RNC & RAYC events. Owners must ensure that their boats insurance is sufficient to cover all third party risks.


 Links to useful sites


  Local Weather


 Team Britannia

  Ben Ainslie Racing


  Solent Cruising and Racing Association

  Victory Class


 Portsmouth Regatta