Hardway Sailing Club’s members have been sailing and racing dinghies since its inception in 1945, when both handicap and class racing were encouraged.

We race between the months of April and October and on Boxing Day! During the week and throughout the season we race on Tuesdays from 1900 hours with both Fast & Slow handicaps.

Going Afloat on a Thursday from 1800 hours is for youngsters and adults wishing to practise in company, to gain knowledge and experience. To see further details please click here

Junior Week  starts on  Monday 7th until Friday 11th August and is a highlight for the club when Junior and Cadet club members enjoy the fun of sailing, with the chance of sailing over to Priory Bay on the Thursday in cruisers. Friday is reserved for a Regatta, prize giving and a disco in the evening.

On Tuesday nights at 1900 we have  handicap racing and a growing class of Picos which, hopefully, will encourage class racing. The club owns a fleet of dinghies that can be borrowed they are:- 4 Optimists, 2 Toppers, 3 Picos and 2 RS Visions. The slipway is ideal for launching and boat recovery at near high water and the new end pontoon with ramp allows launching and recovery at all states of the tide.  To understand how to obtain approval to use club dinghies, please click here

For Dinghy Racing Rules, please click here

The Club run 3 Racing Series throughout the year. This open to all members of the club. There are prizes for 1st /2nd/3rd in both Fast and Slow handicap for each series. There will also be prizes for Pico’s if 4 boats take part in the majority of races.

Spring Series: Commencing 1900hrs Tuesday nights starting 26th April , details follow.

Summer Series: Commencing 1900hrs Tuesday nights

Autumn Series: Commencing 1100hrs Sunday morning from Sept.



To view the RA click the link below:

Risk Statement for all HSC races[1468]


To view HSC Fixtures for 2017 click the link below:-

HSC Fixtures 2017-1


Upcoming Races 2017:

HSC Round the Mud Island Race 2017

Sunday 9th July 2017

For further details click on the link:-

HSC Round the Mud Island 2017-1


Hardway 100 2017

25th June 2017

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HSC HARDWAY 100 2017

 Portsmouth Harbour Racing Map
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For further details on the above contact Dinghy Class Captain or Dinghy Class Race Officer