Hardway Sailing Club’s members have been sailing and racing dinghies since its inception in 1945, when both handicap and class racing were encouraged.

We race between the months of April and October and on Boxing Day! During the week and throughout the season we race on Tuesdays from 1900 hours with both Fast & Slow handicaps.

Informal training will be organised during the year please keep a look out on social media for more in or on the club board

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

On Tuesday nights at 1900 we have  handicap racing and a growing Tuesday evening fleet.

The slipway is ideal for launching and boat recovery at near high water and the new end pontoon with ramp allows launching and recovery at all states of the tide.

2022 Sailing Events

19/07/2022Tuesday19H00Dinghy Summer Race 2
31/07/2022Sunday13H00Dinghy Round Mud Island
02/08/2022Tuesday19H00Dinghy Summer Race 3
09/08/2022Tuesday19H00Dinghy Summer Race 4
16/08/2022Tuesday19H00Dinghy Summer Race 5
23/08/2022Tuesday18H30Dinghy Autumn Race 1
30/08/2022Tuesday18H30Dinghy Autumn Race 2
06/09/2022Tuesday18H30Dinghy Autumn Race 3
13/09/2022Tuesday18H30 Dinghy Autumn Race 4
24/09/2022Saturday10H00Round the mud race

Round Mud Island 2022 Course

Portsmouth Harbour Racing Chart


Dinghy Racing Rules

Early Summer series

Cancelled due to 2022 data coming soon

Summer Series
Coming Soon

Autumn Series

Coming Soon

Dinghy Racing Results:

Summer Series Fast:

Summer Series Dinghy Race Results 14th June
Big thanks to Joe and James for being race officers and Steve and Ian for operating the support boat.
Scott Butler 1st
Keith Bannister 2nd
Gareth Jenkins 3rd
All who attended agreed the lovely weather this week made for an exhalent evening race, even if the number of regular racers is small. If you have a dinghy, why not come down on Tuesday evening’s and have a go. You will be sure to get a warm welcome and plenty of advice for the novice amongst you.
Next Race 21st June
High water 18:44
Start time 19:00

Dinghy Spring Series Race 3 Results 21/06/2022
Great race had by all with a very close result. Ideal conditions but the wind dropped off towards the end of the race
Big thanks to Joe and Andy in the race box and to Phil and Malcolm

1st Scott Butler Corrected time 3834
2nd Keith Bannister Corrected time 3836
3rd Gareth Jenkins Corrected time 3998
4th Vicky Bannister Corrected time 4295

Spring Series Fast:

Won by Steve Goff

Spring Slow (Short Series):

Won by Keith Bannister

Dinghy Event:

HSC Owned Dinghy Vetting Process:

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