Hardway Sailing Club has a very active Cruiser racing fleet featuring several series of club races throughout the year, and we successfully compete in the Inter-Club series with other harbour clubs, having won the trophy for several consecutive years.

Inter-Club races are held in the harbour and in the Solent, over short and long courses, usually with a social gathering at the venue afterwards.We also arrange several cruising rallies at Cowes, Bembridge, Lymington, Yarmouth and Island Harbour on the Medina.

Our unique position overlooking a large part of Portsmouth Harbour is ideal for all kinds of sailing activities, and our active fleet is ever evolving.

Interested in racing?
There are no race fees to pay, as the racing is run by members who volunteer their time.
We use the RYA NHC Handicap system, and a boat rating is easy to obtain by emailing with your boat details. You will also be allocated a race number.
You will need to complete and submit a Race Entry and Risk Statement form (see below) BEFORE competing, and ideally, get a handicap rating at the same time.

Important QHM Notice


Handicapping 2022

2022 Cruiser Sailing Events Calendar

Portsmouth Harbour Racing Chart

2022 Sailing Instructions


Trophy Winners Archive:

Solent Marks

Race Risk Assessment

Please complete and return to Cruiser Captain or Race Officer: /

Race Results

Early Spring Series: Click Here

Spring Series: Click Here

Early summer series (so far): Click Here

Ladies Race: Click Here


Nab Tower: Click Here

Solent Series

Colonel Hicks: Click Here

Tin Can Cup: Click Here

Please find the results for the Tin Can Cup.

Congratulations to Wicked Suzie who won.

Don’t forget we have the Colonel Hicks Race in the Solent Series coming up on the 28th May

The Sailing Instructions will be published soon.

2020 Rally Booking Guidelines

Essential reading if you are involved in organising rallies!

Committee Boat Guide