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

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.

Our club is inclusive to all individuals regardless of their sailing ability, gender or sexuality. 
There are opportunities for all individuals to represent UPSC in BUCS competitions.
We welcome everyone to our socials, events, yacht weekends & sailing ability.

Sailing Club were awarded Sustainability Club of the Year at Sports Awards 2022.  They won Gold in the Green Blue University Sailing Sustainability Challenge for the second year in a row, as well as delivering sustainability presentations, organising clothes exchanges and most recently organising ‘the Big Dip’ to fundraise for local environmental charities.

Dinghy sailing

We have a fleet of six Fireflies that we sail from Spinnaker Sailing Club for weekly team training. Social sailing happens from Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth Sailing Club, where beginners are welcome.

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, or try out for our dinghy team.

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 36ft - 39ft yachts and regularly sail all over the Solent as part of the yacht team or our social yacht weekends. Every year we also go on our “Summer Sail Week” and sail chartered 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 is often hosted in the Solent, local to Portsmouth.

Club membership - 22/23

Club memberships for the 22/23 academic year will be available to join later this summer. Below you can see the training sessions and fixtures that we held in 21/22, which will be updated when we have the schedule for 22/23. 

Want to know more about our club and our sport? Drop us a message on our social media (listed at the top of this page). We look forward to meeting you.

Training sessions

  • Wednesday 12.00pm - 4.00pm: Team Training - Spinnaker Sailing Club
  • Weekends various times: Beginner and Intermediate sessions


Weekend competitions will take place throughout the course of the year at various locations. 


Memberships to join our club for the 22/23 year will be open later this summer. Drop us a message on our social media channels, listed at the top of this page, if you have any questions before then.