Hardway Sailing Club’s members have been sailing and racing dinghies since its’ inception in 1945, when both handicap and class racing were encouraged. The slipway is ideal for launching and boat recovery at near high water, and the new pontoon end with ramps allows for launching and recovery at all states of the tide.

On Tuesday nights we have a growing fleet of handicap racing. We look forward to starting the 2024 season on the 16th April with a 18:30 start. The first three races will start at 18:30 to make the best use of the daylight hours, and from the 7th May racing will start at 19:00. Please see below for full details of the 2024 dinghy programme. Whether you are an experienced racer or learning the ropes, come and join us, and if you have any questions please contact the dinghy captain on the email address below.

There is a WhatsApp group for anyone who is interested in dinghy racing/sailing where members share pictures/videos of the dinghy racing and also the results from the races. If you would like to be included, please email dinghycaptain@hardwaysailingclub.co.uk with your mobile number. We will also endeavour to keep this page and the club social media accounts up to date for those who are unable to access WhatsApp.

Please keep an eye on the notice board and social media for any updates on training.

Junior week is an annual event where many on and off water activities take place. There is  lot of fun to be had and the club comes alive with children and adults enjoying the week.

If you would like give any feedback about how the dinghy sailing is being run at the club or you have any new ideas, please contact the dinghy captain.

Contact the dinghy captain here: dinghycaptain@hardwaysailingclub.co.uk

2024 Dinghy Sailing Events

16/04/2024Tuesday18H30Early spring R1 (1830)
23/04/2024Tuesday18H30Early Spring R2 (1830)
30/04/2024Tuesday18H30Early Spring R3 (1830)
07/05/2024Tuesday19H00Early Spring R4 (1900)
14/05/2024Tuesday19H00Spring R1
21/05/2024Tuesday19H00Spring R2
28/05/2024Tuesday19H00Spring R3
04/06/2024Tuesday19H00Spring R4
11/06/2024Tuesday19H00 Spring R5
18/06/2024Tuesday19H00Early summer R1
25/06/2024Tuesday19H00Early Summer R2
02//07/2024Tuesday19H00Early Summer R3
09/07/2024Tuesday19H00Early Summer R4
16/07/2024Tuesday19H00Early Summer R5
23/07/2024Tuesday19H00Summer R1
30/07/2024Tuesday19H00Summer R2
13/08/2024Tuesday19H00Summer R3
18/08/2024Sunday11H00Round the Mud Race
20/08/2024Tuesday19H00Summer R4
27/08/2024Tuesday19H00Summer R5
01/09/2024Sunday11H00Hardway 100
08/09/2024Sunday11H00Dinghy Autumn R1
15/09/2024Sunday11H00Dinghy Autumn R2
22/09/2024Sunday10H30Dinghy AutumnR3
30/09/2024Sunday10H30Dinghy Autumn R4

Round Mud Island 2024 Course

Portsmouth Harbour Racing Chart


Dinghy Racing Rules

Dinghy Racing Results:

Summer Series Fast:

Dinghy Spring Series Race 3 Results

Spring Series Fast:

Spring Slow (Short Series):

Dinghy Event:

HSC Owned Dinghy Vetting Process:

Please see the link below for the document on vetting users of dinghies owned by HSC.

Dinghy Captain Newsletters