Welcome to Portcullis Sailing Club

Unlike some other sailing clubs, Portcullis provides its members with a sailing yacht, located in Portsmouth harbour, and organises social and sailing events for members.  This allows people who would like to sail to participate in the sport of yachting and to gain sailing experience.

dodgerThe Club’s yacht is a Maxi 1100 cruiser-racer, designed by Pelle Petterson, one of the world’s leading yachtsmen

Length Overall 11.17 m 36′ 6″
Beam 3.65 m 12′ 0″
Draft 2.00 m 6′ 7″
Displacement 6100 kg 13466 lbs


The yacht is available for members to charter at attractive rates.  Members are able to choose how often they wish to sail, and pay their share of the charter rates when they plan to sail.

The Yacht is based in Portsmouth giving easy access to The Solent and surrounding areas. We often take the Yacht over to France to visit the Cherbourg peninsula and surrounding area.

Whilst the club is not a sailing school, we do organise RYA Courses on board the yacht when needed. Informal training and experience can be gained at many of the Club events and cruises.

map The Club provides an attractive sailing programme, opportunities to learn, charter and it is an excellent way of making new friends. We encourage potential new members to come out on the water for a trial sail with a view to joining the Club.

Members are encouraged to undertake the basic winter maintenance tasks – this helps keep our running costs down and deepens members’ sailing knowledge.

The Club was originally formed by staff of the National Westminster Bank Group but is now independent and has an open membership policy. The Secretary, Jo Chugg, will be pleased to answer any questions on the Club. Please phone her on 020 8942 1043.

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