All Events

This page shows all Channel Sailing Club events.

Calendar 2018 Click Here   Organisers & Destinations 2018 Click Here 

Current Version 5- issued 15/03/2018
To see the separate categories of Cruising, Racing, Social, Talks and Training click on the individual drop down links above.

Sailing Event applications

- All Members individually must apply to go on sailing events. This is done online when logged in by using the Register button shown on the particular event page. There is a general cut-off date for applications of 7 days before sailing events (some may be longer). After that date you can contact the event organiser who may still be able to fit you in.

Applications are made as either as a Skipper or a Crew member. Skippers may include non-members as Guests on their applications. An email will be sent confirming the application to both the member and the event organiser.

Social Event applications

Members can apply and also add guests who can also be other Club members. The events often involve  a payment which is easily paid using the on-line facility.

Note: if you have to cancel your application then you must contact the event organiser directly - there is no online facility to do it.

Upcoming events

    • 07/10/2018
    • 18/11/2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Ashtead Cricket Club
    Registration is closed

     Description: RYA Day Skipper Theory Course:

    Want enough nautical know-how to navigate around familiar waters by day? Would you like to understand charts, plot a course to steer and know if its going to be sunny or raining on a forthcoming sailing trip? If so, this fantastic course is aimed at you.

    The Channel Sailing Club is teaching this comprehensive introduction to cruising over five Sundays this autumn at the bargain price of £270 for members.

    “This is the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) certified shore based classroom course that teaches the basic theory required to take the RYA yacht based practical day skipper qualification.  Ideal if you need the qualification for a flotilla holiday or to charter a yacht."

    The course takes place at our club house at Ashtead Cricket Club and is lead by RYA instructor and CSC member Ken Fifield.

    It covers the basics of seamanship, coastal navigation and pilotage, weather, tides and collision regulations.

    Dates are October 7, 14 November 4, 11, 17 and 18.  The class will run from 10am to 5pm each day. 

    The cost includes RYA supplied training materials. Candidates will be expected to provide Breton plotters and dividers.

    Non-club members are welcome but are asked to pay a £30 annual joining fee which gives access to all club events for a year. Non-members should contact Ken Directly

    Places are strictly limited so please apply early to secure your place.   

    Registration closes 30/09/18

    Payment via Paypal

    Organiser:    Ken Fifield        

     


    • 27/10/2018
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • Pan Pan Sailing, Selsdon

     Description: RYA First Aid Course

    1 Day Course at Pan Pan Sailing, Selsdon, South Croydon.

    Date: Saturday 27th October.

    Cost £90.....[.£75 + £15 for RYA book or E Book & Certificate.]

    Register and Pay David Surman directly.

    Organiser:  David Surman        


     


    • 27/10/2018
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • Bacchus Sailing School, Haslar, Gosport

     RYA First Aid Course

     RYA approved First Aid Course given by Bacchus Sailing School instructors at Bacchus Sailing, Haslar Marina. Cost includes ceritficate and RYA First Aid book. 

    Cost: £99 if 4 or more attendees 15% reduction on cost will be given.

    To attend please contact David Surman directly.

    Organiser:  David Surman        


     


    • 07/11/2018
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Ashtead Cricket Club

     Description:


    RNLI Presentation and Christmas Sale

    Its all about the boats.  This years talk will include information about the various lifeboats the RNLI operate including the new Shannon.. This particular craft has been designed with the feedback from crews operating the previous generation of craft.  The lifeboats are all designed in-house at the RNLI design house in Poole.  This promises to be an extremely interesting talk, so do come along.

    Afterwards will be the annual sale of Christmas Cards and other Goodies from the RNLI.  Support this fantastic institution and spend truck loads of cash... 

    Starts 8:30 - 9:30pm

    Organiser:    Dick Beddoe    


     


    • 17/11/2018
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • Bacchus Sailing School, Haslar, Gosport

     RYA First Aid Course

     RYA approved First Aid Course given by Bacchus Sailing School instructors at Bacchus Sailing, Haslar Marina. Cost includes ceritficate and RYA First Aid book. 

    Cost: £99 if 4 or more attendees 15% reduction on cost will be given.

    To attend please contact David Surman directly.

    Organiser:  David Surman        


     


    • 21/11/2018
    • 20:30 - 22:30
    • Ashtead Cricket Club
    Register

    Singaporean Street Food!! 


    Come and join our first ever Singaporean themed Evening. Authenticity guaranteed as its being organised by our Singaporean Club member Bernadette  (whose reputation for fine food is well known if you have sailed on Felix) with able support from Christophe.

    Cost : £12 per person. Register on-line until 16th November

    Organiser:    Christoph and Bernadette 
    • 28/11/2018
    • 21:00
    • Ashtead Cricket Club
    Briefing for Icicle Cruise

    A must for all crew and skippers going on the event

    Organiser:  Bonnie Brown
    • 01/12/2018
    • 02/12/2018
    • On the water
    Register

    Icicle Cruise  and all that Jazzzzz!

     


    Its that time of year again. A relaxed sail across to 'Winter New Orelans' (Cowes) followed by a riotous evening of Jazz themed boat dressing, sketches, rum rations and who knows what else!

    Then, onto Cowes Yacht Haven for a 3 course dinner and dancing into the night.

    Usually a quieter, gentler sail back to home port on Sunday morning. 

    £40pp - payment due on booking to secure place.

     Note:  On line registrations close on the Saturday night before.


    Organiser: Bonnie Brown

    • 01/12/2018
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • Bacchus Sailing School, Haslar, Gosport

     Description: RYA VHF Radio course -1 day

    Course is  given by Bacchus Sailing School instructors at their school in Haslar Marina. 

    Attendees will be required to undertake 3hours of pre course preparation.

    Costs: £99 including manual 15% reduction for 4 or more attendees.

              £60 Fee for Exam & licence.

    Register and Pay David Surman directly.

    Organiser:  David Surman        


     


    • 12/12/2018
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Ashtead Cricket Club
    Register

    Talk : 'Confessions of a Yachtmaster Examiner'  by Tom Cunliffe


    'Did the examiner really end up in jail?

    Yachtmaster examinations. Whether you've taken one, or are thinking about it, you'd better attend this illustrated talk by Tom Cunliffe. He has an entertaining look behind the scenes of the qualification from well outside the box. Find out not only how the examiner's motorbike ended up in a hedge on the Isle of Wight, but how he managed to fetch up in Cherbourg direct from Yarmouth with three candidates - and two lively girls aboard who hadn't signed on! All is promised to be revealed...and much more. Don't miss it!'   


    Tom is a professional speaker and does charge for his time.

    Tickets are £10

    They are available to both members and non-members. The limit due to room constraints is 60 people.Please register on-line for tickets. Registration will remain open until 5th December or when the ticket number limit has been reached.

    Organiser:    Dick Beddoe    

     


    • 19/12/2018
    • 20:30 - 22:30
    • Ashtead Cricket Club

     Minced Pies and Mulled Wine

    Join in the festive spirit with a Mince Pie and Glass of Mulled Wine Courtesy of the Club.



       Organiser:    Linda Varney

    • 16/01/2019
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Ashtead Cricket Club

     Description: 

    Singapore Sling goes to the Baltic Swedish archipelago, the Gota Canal, and the Danish archipelago.

    Continuing on from last year we look at the challenges of sailing amongst 2000 islands and 20,000 rocks, from Fehmarn in Germany to Sandhamn (near Stockholm) in Sweden.  We look at the merits of chart plotters versus charts.  Navigate through the Gota canal with 58 locks to go up 91.8 m (and down again) plus 70 mile lakes, and finally check out a trip down the west coast of Sweden from Gothenburg, onto Copenhagen and finally back to Fehmarn in Germany. 

    Dick Beddoe and various crew completed the trip in the summer of 2018 and will inspire you to visit this stunningly beautiful part of the world. 

    (Free entry - A collection will be held at the end of the talk to support the club and clubs nominated charity).

    Organiser:    Dick Beddoe    


     


    • 13/02/2019
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Ashtead Cricket Club

     Description: Making Sailing Pay - Ken Fifield

    “Sailing is usually about spending more than you would like on something you love, but how about making it cash positive. 

    How did I achieve getting paid for doing something I love?  I  looked at the various ways of getting part time or even full time work in the world of Sailing and the potential returns including

    • Race Skipper or first mating on corporate events
    • RYA training on the water and in the classroom. 

    Teaching and racing with novice sailors is not without its stories, so expect some intrigue. We also look at some real lessons learnt and hard won experience on how to get novices to

    • Raise a Spinnaker
    • Survive a start line of 27 yachts
    • Set race trimming and how to stuff it up
    • What to do when they freeze on that really important task that could lose the race
    • Five ways of saying “Pull the red rope”

    And lastly how to be safe racing 27 yachts in 30 knots gusting 35 knots with novices, the collateral damage and the excuses.”

    Organiser:    Dick Beddoe    


     


    • 27/02/2019
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Ashtead Cricket Club

     North West Passage - Nigel Barraclough 

    The North West Passage – who found it and who didn’t.

    The North West passage in the Artic north of Canada: a fabled alternative route to the east has been the subject of controversy, claims that were unfounded but more importantly the true “discoverer” was vilified and never given the credit by the Establishment – arguably still doesn’t.

    Nigel Barraclough will talk about the history and one of the (conveniently) forgotten heroes of Artic exploration.

    (Free entry - A collection will be held at the end of the talk to support the club and clubs nominated charity).


    Organiser:    Dick Beddoe    


     


    • 09/03/2019
    • 24/03/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • On the Water
    Register

     Description: RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper Practical Courses

    An opportunity to take either the Competent Crew or Day Skipper practical course in 5 days over two weekends in 9-10th March, 22-24th March 2019.

    The course will take place in the Solent using Bella of London a 50ft Grand Soliel Yacht. She is very well maintained with every luxury and can be seen at  http://bellasailing.com/yacht

    Instruction will be by CSC Club Member and RYA Instructor Ken Fifield.

    The cost of the Course is £400. 

    Organiser:  David Surman        


     


    • 13/03/2019
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Ashtead Cricket Club

     Description: The Commodore goes to the bottom of the World.- Alick Fraser

    A trip to the tip of South America - Fin del Mondo - and beyond

    Pencil in this date in your diary for a presentation about some of the remotest parts of the world.  More detail to follow, but be assured this presentation is definitely not to be missed.

    (Free entry - A collection will be held at the end of the talk to support the club and clubs nominated charity).


    Organiser:    Dick Beddoe    


     


    • 17/04/2019
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Ashtead Cricket Club

     Description: Quiz Night 

    “Its time for the ‘Fun with Dick & Jane’ quiz night, (including junk food)”  

    Organiser:  Dick Beddoe       


     


Past events

18/10/2018 RYA VHF Radio Course
06/10/2018 Pursuit Race
03/10/2018 Briefing for Pursuit Race
30/09/2018 Polo Shirt Payments
22/09/2018 Passage Races (Races 13&14)
19/09/2018 Briefing for Passage Races
12/09/2018 Quiz Night
12/09/2018 Day Skipper Theory Taster Session
08/09/2018 Yarmouth can we make it this time? Formerly known as Practice Weekend
05/09/2018 Briefing for Yarmouth Can we make it this time? Formerly known as Practice Weekend
11/08/2018 West Country Cruise
08/08/2018 Briefing for West Country Cruise
28/07/2018 Yarmouth Race/Rally (Races11&12)
25/07/2018 Briefing for Yarmouth Race/Rally
07/07/2018 Cherbourg and Bastille Day Cruise
04/07/2018 Briefing for Cherbourg and Bastillle Day Cruise
30/06/2018 Wooden Spoon Race (Races 9&10)
27/06/2018 Briefing for Wooden Spoon Race
20/06/2018 Totally Tropical BBQ
16/06/2018 Regatta Weekend (Races 5-8)
13/06/2018 Briefing for Regatta (Races 5-8)
04/06/2018 Midweek Cruise
30/05/2018 Briefing for Midweek Cruise
19/05/2018 Practice Weekend
16/05/2018 Briefing for Practice Weekend
12/05/2018 Navigators Race ( Race 4)
09/05/2018 Briefing for Navigators Race
28/04/2018 Two Handed Race (Race 3)
25/04/2018 Briefing for Two Handed Race
18/04/2018 Quiz Night with Jane and Dick
11/04/2018 Briefing for Race Practice Weekend
07/04/2018 Long Race (Race 1&2)
04/04/2018 Briefing for Long Race (Race 1 &2)
28/03/2018 Mexican Night
21/03/2018 The Dreaded COLREGS- Bill Swindell
17/03/2018 Frostbite Rally
14/03/2018 Briefing for Frostbite Rally
07/03/2018 Sailing Around Britain- Ken Endean
28/02/2018 The Trinity House Story- David Whitehead
21/02/2018 CATCH THE TIDE 2018
07/02/2018 Sailing Event Organisers 2018 Meeting
31/01/2018 Burns Supper
24/01/2018 2018 Annual General Meeting
17/01/2018 Singapore Sling goes to the Baltic
10/01/2018 Sailing in the Orkneys
13/12/2017 Mince Pie & Mulled Wine Evening
09/12/2017 Icicle Cruise
06/12/2017 Briefing for Icicle Cruise
29/11/2017 A Night at The Races
15/11/2017 The RNLI Then and Now
08/11/2017 'HW Tilman's Maritime Experience- Bob Comlay
01/11/2017 The Boats That Made Britain- Tom Cunliffe
28/10/2017 Experience Weekend
25/10/2017 Briefing for Experience Weekend
14/10/2017 Pursuit Race (race 12)
11/10/2017 Briefing for Pursuit Race (Race 12)
08/10/2017 Day Skipper Theory Course
04/10/2017 One-Pot Members Choice
30/09/2017 Navigators Race/Rally (race 11)
27/09/2017 Briefing for Navigators Race/Rally (11)
16/09/2017 Passage Races (Race 9 & 10)
13/09/2017 Briefing for Passage Races (Race 9 & 10)
19/08/2017 Experience Weekend
16/08/2017 Briefing for Experience Weekend
05/08/2017 West Country Cruise
02/08/2017 Briefing for West Country Cruise
29/07/2017 Yarmouth Race/Rally (Race 8)
26/07/2017 Breifing for Yarmouth Race/Rally (Race 80
10/07/2017 Bastille Day Cruise
05/07/2017 Briefing for Bastille Cruise
01/07/2017 Round the Island Race
24/06/2017 Wooden Spoon (race 7)
21/06/2017 Briefing for Wooden Spoon (Race 7)
14/06/2017 Summer BBQ
10/06/2017 Regatta (Race 3-6)
07/06/2017 Briefing for Regatta (Race 3-6)
22/05/2017 Midweek Cruise
17/05/2017 Briefing for Midweek Cruise
10/05/2017 Quiz Night
06/05/2017 Two Handed Race (Race 2)
03/05/2017 Briefing for Two Handed Race (Race 2)
29/04/2017 Experience Weekend
26/04/2017 Briefing for Experience Weekend
05/04/2017 Open Mic Evening
01/04/2017 Long Race (Race 1)
25/03/2017 RYA First Aid Course- Pan Pan Sailing
15/03/2017 Welcome Night
11/03/2017 Frostbite Rally
08/03/2017 Briefing for Frostbite Rally
01/03/2017 Marine Accident Investigation Board
22/02/2017 CATCH THE TIDE 2017
15/02/2017 National Coastwatch Institution
08/02/2017 Greek night
01/02/2017 First Aid for Sailors
25/01/2017 2017 Annual General Meeting
11/01/2017 Scottish Adventures
03/12/2016 Icicle Cruise
23/11/2016 'Man is not Lost'- Tom Cunliffe
16/11/2016 Emergency Response and Turn to Starboard
09/11/2016 The Green Blue- Kate Fortnam
26/10/2016 RNLI- Our Services on the Thames
19/10/2016 One-Pot Members Choice
15/10/2016 Pursuit Race (race 12)
09/10/2016 RYA Day Skipper Theory
01/10/2016 Navigators Race/Rally (race 11)
17/09/2016 Passage Races/Rally (races 9&10)
13/08/2016 West Country Cruise
30/07/2016 Yarmouth Race/Rally (race 8)
10/07/2016 Bastille Day Cruise
18/06/2016 Sprint Races (races 4-7)- Mini Regatta
04/06/2016 Wooden Spoon (race 3)
21/05/2016 Two Handed Race (race 2)
14/05/2016 Experience Weekend
09/05/2016 Midweek Cruise
23/04/2016 Long Race (race 1)
10/04/2016 RYA First Aid Course- Pan Pan Sailing
02/03/2016 'Sand, seals and surf - cruising around Norfolk to the Wash'.
24/02/2016 Operation Neptune - National Trust Coast
24/02/2016 RYA CEVNI Course 2016, Feb 24th and March 9th
10/02/2016 Ropes and Knots
24/01/2016 RYA Day Skipper Theory
20/01/2016 Walking with Lions
13/01/2016 QHM at Portsmouth
16/12/2015 Frosted Earth - Clouds
05/12/2015 Icicle Cruise
18/11/2015 Racing and the North West Passage 2013
04/11/2015 The How and Why of Tides
28/10/2015 1st Cuddington (Warspite) Sea Scouts
21/10/2015 An Evening To Celebrate Memories of Janet Sainsbury
17/10/2015 Pursuit Race
07/10/2015 Jubilee Sailing Trust
03/10/2015 Navigators Race
16/09/2015 Greek night
14/09/2015 Foxhunt Rally- Cancelled
12/09/2015 Passage Race/Rally
05/09/2015 Joint Rally with Sutton Mariners
15/08/2015 Plymouth Fireworks Cruise
01/08/2015 Lymington Race/Rally
25/07/2015 One Handed Race - Provisional
24/07/2015 RYA First Aid Course
12/07/2015 Bastille Cruise
11/07/2015 Sprint Races
01/07/2015 Summer BBQ
24/06/2015 House of Lords Terrace Buffet
20/06/2015 Wooden Spoon Race
30/05/2015 Spring Cruise
20/05/2015 One-Pot Members Choice
16/05/2015 Two Handed Race
01/05/2015 Milk-O-Punch
25/04/2015 Long Race
11/04/2015 Experience Weekend
08/04/2015 St Georges Day
03/04/2015 Easter Cruise
21/03/2015 Frostbite Rally
25/02/2015 Chinese New Year
11/02/2015 RYA Handicap System Talk
18/01/2015 RYA Day Skipper Theory
31/12/2014 St Patrick's Day- 11/03/2015 Cancelled
31/12/2014 Dinner Dance
10/12/2014 Mince Pie & Mulled Wine Evening
06/12/2014 Icicle Cruise and Commodore's Dinner-Dance
01/12/2014 Experience Weekend
27/11/2014 Clipper Round the World- Littleton Sailing Club
25/10/2014 Pursuit Race and Rally
11/10/2014 Navigators Race and Rally
27/09/2014 Wooden Spoon Race
13/09/2014 Foxhunt Rally
09/08/2014 Plymouth Fireworks Cruise
26/07/2014 Passage Races and Rally
10/07/2014 Bastille Day Cruise
02/07/2014 BBQ Night
28/06/2014 Lymington Race and Rally
14/06/2014 Sprint Races - re-scheduled event
31/05/2014 D-Day Spring Cruise
28/05/2014 Talk about the Gwennili Trust
14/05/2014 One Pot Evening
10/05/2014 Sprint Races
26/04/2014 Quizagation Rally
12/04/2014 Two-handed Race
08/04/2014 Brooklands Talk
01/04/2014 My Personal Yacht Preparation for the Season Ahead
29/03/2014 Long Race
15/03/2014 Frostbite Rally
04/03/2014 Passage Planning Talk
14/01/2014 Coastwatch Talk
17/12/2013 Marine Accident Investigation Branch Talk
09/11/2013 End of Season Dinner
29/10/2013 Curry Night
19/10/2013 Pursuit Race
05/10/2013 Navigator's Race and Rally (plus Sunday Race)
21/09/2013 Wooden Spoon Race
07/09/2013 Foxhunt Rally
23/08/2013 4 Day Cruise
04/08/2013 Mid Week Cruise
11/07/2013 Bastille Day Cruise
02/07/2013 BBQ Night
22/06/2013 Passage Races and Rally
01/06/2013 Spring Cruise
18/05/2013 Gins Farm Rally
11/05/2013 Two-handed Race
03/05/2013 May Day Cruise
20/04/2013 Rally & Experience Weekend
16/04/2013 Talk by Jubilee Sailing Trust
26/03/2013 Talk on a real life Man Over Board situation
19/03/2013 Harken and Ocean Safety Talk
16/03/2013 Frostbite Rally
05/02/2013 Talk - Farnborough Aircraft Museum
15/01/2013 Talk - Round Britain in a 17 footer
04/12/2012 Talk and presentation - Solent Sea Rescue Organisation
06/11/2012 Clipper Round the World Race by Tricia Morris
17/07/2012 Talk by Keith Gibbs
03/04/2012 Educational Talk - Tides (Part 2)
21/02/2012 Educational Talk - AIS
07/02/2012 Educational Talk – Flagged Up
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