Lots of yachts with white sails sailing in a race on the solent

Sailing club

We sail locally as well as nationwide, offering a great opportunity to travel

Coronavirus update

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we've had to make some changes. For the most up to date information about training and memberships please get in touch with us through our social media accounts.
UPSC sail dinghies and yachts and both are open to people of all abilities, whether you are an experienced racer or a complete beginner! We see Portsmouth differently from most sports clubs, we look at it from the water. We’re a friendly club, joining is a great way to make friends and come along to our amazing socials. We sail locally as well as nationwide so you have an opportunity to travel to some great locations with a great bunch of people. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for details on our upcoming sessions. Membership to the club offers the opportunity to get involved, travel and competitions are an additional charge.

Dinghy sailing

We have a fleet of six Fireflies that we sail from Old Portsmouth for weekly team training and social sailing. Beginners can take advantage of free tuition from our experienced instructors. Simply pay the club membership fee for the year, and then safety boat fuel costs whenever you decide to go out on the water.

More experienced sailors can enjoy intermediate social sessions, take part in the annual frostbite series, try out for our dinghy team or take advantage of our discount at the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre.

Our dinghy team regularly attends events all over the country, including the BUSA Fleet racing nationals and the BUSA team racing qualifiers where we have often qualified for the national BUSA team racing finals.

Yacht sailing

If you’d rather sail something a bit bigger we charter Sunsail’s new F40 yachts and regularly sail all over the Solent. Every year we also go on our “Summer Sail Week” and sail chartered Sunsail yachts in the Mediterranean. It’s a great way to travel a bit with like minded people during the summer.

For Yacht Team racing we enter BUSA Yacht Nationals, which we host every year.

Session guidance

Before your session

 

  • If you are displaying any signs or symptoms please do not attend your session. Ensure you follow government guidelines.
  • Download our UOP Sport App
  • Book on to your session via the App

When you arrive

 

  • Arrive in the appropriate kit for your session (changing/shower facilities are unavailable)
  • Bring water (water drinking facilities are unavailable)
  • Please ensure you wear a face mask until your sessions begins
  • Sanitise your hands upon entering the facilities
  • Scan the QR code and enter your details for the NHS track and trace
  • Show your booking to the session leader

During your session

 

  • Sanitise your hands regularly throughout the session
  • Clean equipment 
  • Ensure you play in your assigned 'bubbles'
  • Maintain social distancing where possible
 

After your session

 

  • Wear your face covering as soon as your session ends
  • Ensure any kit you have used is wiped down thoroughly and returned to its original place
  • Sanitise your hands when leaving the facilities

 

Please ensure you have read the current NGB guidelines before taking part in any session.

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