All Events

This page shows all Channel Sailing Club events.

The 2019 Calendar has now been formulated to enable dates for the diary Click Here

Latest version 3oth January , Italian Evening, School Dinners, Mulled Wine

Organisers and Venues  Click Here

Version 8 issued 22/01/2019 

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

    • 04/09/2019
    • 21:00
    • Ashtead Cricket Club
    Briefing for Wooden Spoon Race (12&13)

    A must for all crew and skippers going on the event

    Organiser:  Simon Davey 
    • 07/09/2019
    • 08/09/2019
    • On the water


     Wooden Spoon Race (#12&13)

    Race 12

    CRRC have declined the invitation to race this year. A suitable alternative is currently under negotitation. 

    Race 13 

    CSC boats only on the return journey     

    The Course for race 12 will go to The Western Solent with an overnight in Lymington. Details TBC.

    Note:  On line registrations close on the Saturday night 2 weeks before the event.

    Organiser:  Simon Davey 

    • 20/09/2019
    • 29/09/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • On the Water


    RYA Day Skipper and Competent Crew Training – Bella of London **

    Due to popular demand, we have opened up another date for our 5 day RYA Day Skipper and Competent Crew Training split over 2 dates in September 2019. The training will be on Bella of London, a beautiful 50' Italian inspired Grand Soleil luxury yacht,berthed at Royal Clarence Marina Gosport

    Join Bella at 18.00 – Friday 20th September
    Actual sail – Saturday 21st/Sunday 22ndSeptember

    Join Bella at 18.00 – Thursday 26thSeptember

    Actual sail – Friday 27th September/Saturday 28th September/Sunday 29th September

    The cost is £350 but for CSC members, there is a discount of £50 so the total cost is £300, please enter the voucher code ‘CI Discount 2019’ at the payment stage to claim the discount. The cost includes full training, breakfast and lunch every day on Bella of London.

    Requirements - Day Skipper Training - Prior to attending the course you must have the following experience: 5 days, 100 miles and 4 night-time hours on yacht that is sailing. - Course content covered – navigation, yacht handling under power/sail, passage making, cruising at night, emergency situations, victualling, repair and maintenance work, meteorology, deck work etc

    Requirements - Competent Crew Training - No prior knowledge or experience is expected. - Course content covered –Introduction to the boat and sea terms, ropework, personal safety equipment, emergency equipment, meterology, rules of the road, dinghies, man overboard, sailing handling etc

    To book, please visit and create an account to book the event.

    For more information, please, or call 0207 305 5000.

    Organiser:  Ken Fifield
    • 25/09/2019
    • 21:00
    • Ashtead Cricket Club
    Briefing for Yarmouth Race (#14&15 )/ Rally

    A must for all crew and skippers going on the event

    Organiser:  Peter Thomas 
    • 28/09/2019
    • 29/09/2019
    • On the water

    Yarmouth Rally/ Race (#14&15)      

    Another opportunity for the Cruisers and Racers to enjoy a weekend on the water. 

    There will be a Race(#14) to Lymington on the Saturday and Race(#15) on the Sunday. Or alternatively a leisurely cruise to and from Lymington. 

    Details of berthing and dinner TBC       

    Note:  On line registrations close on the Saturday night 2 weeks before the event.

    Organiser: Peter Thomas  

    • 09/10/2019
    • 21:00
    • Ashtead Cricket Club
    Briefing for Pursuit Race (#16 )

    A must for all crew and skippers going on the event

    Organiser:  Oleg Lebedev
    • 12/10/2019
    • 13/10/2019
    • On the water

    Pursuit Race (#16)     

    The season finale - the only race where the first past the post always wins.   

    Berthing overnight in East Cowes and the results!   

    Note:  On line registrations close on the Saturday night 2 weeks before the event.

    Organiser:  Oleg Lebedev

    • 30/10/2019
    • 20:30 - 22:30
    • Ashtead Cricket Club



    A date for your diaries.

    It's back to school for the evening! Only the good stuff of course. 

    Hopefully no fighting over the skin for the custard and seconds.

    Menu and Cost TBC

    Registration will open when Price has been confirmed.

    Organiser:  Wendy & Robin Bruce           


    • 03/11/2019
    • 08/12/2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Ashtead Cricket Club

     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  November 3, 10, 17 and 24, December 1 and 8.  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        


    • 06/11/2019
    • 20:00 - 21:30
    • Ashtead Cricket Club
    • 60

    An evening with our "National Treasure" Tom Cunliffe, regaling us with a tale from his impossibly all-encompassing sailing career, in his inimitable style.

    There will be a modest charge to attend (TBA closer to the night)

    Organiser Bill Rawle 


    • 13/11/2019
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Ashtead Cricket Club

    RNLI Talk and Christmas Card Sales

    Details TBD
    Organiser:    Bill Rawle       


    • 04/12/2019
    • 20:00 - 21:30
    • Ashtead Cricket Club

    Club member Stephen Morris talks us through the proper use, benefits and pitfalls of the plethora of electronic navigation aids available.

    You don't have to be a "Techie" to find this subject enthralling.

    • 07/12/2019
    • 08/12/2019
    • On the water

    Icicle Cruise - 7th & 8th December 2019

    It's that wonderful time of year again where we have a relaxed sail to Cowes followed by a riotous evening of boat dressing, sketches, pontoon frolics and whatever else!

    Then on to the Royal Ocean Racing Club for a 3 course evening meal and dancing into the night.

    Theme to be announced 

    Super EarlyBird ticket price: £35    (until 1st August '19)

    EarlyBird ticket price:           £40    (until 1st September '19)

    Standard ticket price:           £45


    Note:  On line registrations close Saturday night 2 weeks before the event.
    Organiser: Bonnie Brown

    • 11/12/2019
    • 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

    • 11/03/2020
    • 20:00 - 22:00
    • Ashtead Cricket Club

    HomeInspired by a talk given at his yacht club, Tim Barker took his plastic boat from the fleshpots of the Mediterranean down to Tierra del Fuego, and across the roughest and windiest passage of water in the world to the ice of Antarctica. Tim’s illustrated talk will, he hopes, inspire others to embark on adventures they never thought possible. 

    • 30/09/2022
    • 20:30 - 22:30
    • Ashtead Cricket Club

    This is to enable payments for Polo Shirt Orders: 

    All polo shirts are Navy with the Channel Sailing Club Logo 

    Mens Shirts £16.50 

    Ladies Shirts £14.00 

    Organiser:    Bonnie Brown       


Past events

10/08/2019 West Country Cruise
07/08/2019 Briefing for West Country Cruise
13/07/2019 Cross Channel Race(#11)- CANCELLED
12/07/2019 Bastille Cruise
10/07/2019 Briefing for Bastille Cruise
26/06/2019 Summer BBQ
15/06/2019 Passage Races (#9&10)
12/06/2019 Briefing for Passage Races (#9&10)
01/06/2019 Regatta Races (#5,6,7&8)
29/05/2019 Briefing for Regatta Races (#5,6,7&8)
24/05/2019 WhitSunday Cruise
22/05/2019 Briefing for Whitsunday Cruise
18/05/2019 Two Handed Race (#4)
15/05/2019 Briefing for Two Handed Race (#4)
08/05/2019 Novices guide to sailing and docking
27/04/2019 Navigators Race(#3)/Rally
24/04/2019 Briefing for Navigators Race (#3)/Rally
17/04/2019 Quiz Night - Register now!!!
13/04/2019 Long Race (#1&2)
10/04/2019 Briefing for Long Race(#1&2)
03/04/2019 Stress Free Sailing & Navigation - Duncan Wells
30/03/2019 Frostbite Rally
27/03/2019 CSC Sailing Fundamentals - Session 2
20/03/2019 Italian Evening
13/03/2019 The Commodore goes to the bottom of the World
09/03/2019 RYA Competent Crew & Day Skipper Practical Courses
06/03/2019 Catch the Tide
27/02/2019 North West Passage
23/02/2019 Marine Diesel Maintenance Training - 1 day course
13/02/2019 Making Sailing Pay - Ken Fifield
30/01/2019 Burns Supper
23/01/2019 2019 Annual General Meeting
16/01/2019 Singapore Sling goes Scandanavian
19/12/2018 Minced Pies and Mulled Wine
12/12/2018 'Confessions of a Yachtmaster Examiner'
01/12/2018 RYA VHF Radio Course
01/12/2018 Icicle Cruise and all that Jazzzz
28/11/2018 Briefing for Icicle Cruise
21/11/2018 One Night Only- Singapore Sling?
17/11/2018 RYA First Aid Course - Bacchus
07/11/2018 RNLI Presentation and Christmas Sale
27/10/2018 RYA First Aid Course - Bacchus
27/10/2018 RYA First Aid Course- Pan Pan
18/10/2018 RYA VHF Radio Course
07/10/2018 Day Skipper Theory
06/10/2018 Pursuit Race
03/10/2018 Briefing for Pursuit Race
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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