All Events

This page shows all Channel Sailing Club events.

Provisional Calendar for 2017 available to Download  Click Here         Organisers and Destinations  available to download Click here 

NOTE : the date of the Icicle cruise has moved to 9th December at the request of RORC Club. 

Current Version 7- Draft Provisional
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

    • 27/09/2017
    • 21:00
    • Ashtead Cricket Club
    Briefing for: Navigators Race/Rally (Race11 )

    A must for all crew and skippers going on the event

    Organiser: Ken Fifield
    • 30/09/2017
    • 01/10/2017
    • On the water
    Registration is closed

    Navigators Race/Rally (race 11)
    Special race to complete a specified course using the crew's best Navigational skills- its back to basics. A rally for those preferring to cruise- perhaps try out the navigation without the pressure of a race? Berthing and dinner TBC

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

    Organiser: Ken Fifield

    • 04/10/2017
    • 20:00
    • Ashtead Cricket Club


    'One Pot' Evening- Wednesday 4th October 20.00hrs Ashtead Cricket Clubhouse

        Want some new ideas for Onboard Catering? Or an opportunity to try old favourites?

    Join in the fun of sampling the creative cooking of CSC members one pot meals, designed specifically with a galley in mind. Mostly tried and tested recipes.

     Price : £10

    Tickets on sale from Debbie Wiffen

    Organiser: Debbie Wiffen

    • 08/10/2017
    • 10:00
    • 26/11/2017
    • 17:00
    • Ashtead Cricket Club
    Registration is closed

    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 six Sundays this autumn at the bargain price of £280 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 8, 15 and 22 and November 12, 19 and 26. The class will run from 10am to 5pm each Sunday. 

    The cost includes all training materials, including plotter 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.

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

    Registration closes 24/09/17

    Payment via Paypal

    Organiser: David Surman/ Ken Fifield  


    • 11/10/2017
    • 21:00
    • Ashtead Cricket Club
    Briefing for Pursuit Race (Race 12 )

    A must for all crew and skippers going on the event

    Organiser: Oleg Lebedev
    • 14/10/2017
    • 15/10/2017
    • On the water

    Pursuit Race (race 12)

    Racing season finale. Boats have individual start times based upon their Handicaps. Berthing in East Cowes Marina and meal ashore at Lifeboat. 

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

    Organiser: Oleg Lebedev

    • 25/10/2017
    • 21:00
    • Ashtead Cricket Club
    Briefing for: Experience Weekend
        A must for all crew and skippers going on the event

    Organiser: TBA
    • 28/10/2017
    • 29/10/2017
    • On the water

    Title: Experience Weekend

    A chance to practice your sailing skills on the water. The intention will be to cruise around Portsmouth Harbour boat handling under sail and power,  manoeuvring around the buoys and various hazards etc.  plus some dusk/night sailing Solent into Portsmouth harbour using Navigation lights, leading lines etc.

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

    Organiser: Keith Gibbs/ David Surman

    • 01/11/2017
    • Ashtead Cricket Club
    • 49

    Tom Cunliffe - 'The Boats that made Britain'

    Following last years highly entertaining evening and back by popular request with more stories from the sea.

    Price: £10-  payable either on-line at registration via Paypal or by ticket purchase from Simon Davey  

    Registration has been made available to non-members so if you want to invite friends they can go to the website Events/talk page and register/pay for themselves. 

    On-line registration closes  Wednesday October 25th

    Organiser:    Simon Davey


    • 08/11/2017
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Ashtead Cricket Club
    • 49

     Bob Comlay-  ' H W Tilman's maritime experiences' 

    'Bob Comlay was one of only a handful of crew-members who chose to return for a second voyage with Tilman, earning a level of trust that gives him unique insight into the true character of this self-effacing legend of twentieth century exploration. In 1997, Bob published a simple website containing images and anecdotes from the 1970 and 1971 voyages to West Greenland and East Greenland with later additions from a few other former Tilman crewmembers. While this hobby project remained incomplete, the level of interest that it drew from around the world over the past 12 years demonstrates the level of influence that Tilman and his travels still has on a wide variety of people. In recent years, the growth in interest has been significant, particularly amongst audiences of a new generation. John Mead’s 1981 TV documentary, ‘No Pay, No Prospects, not much Pleasure’ and Bob Comlay’s illustrated reminiscences, ‘Travels with Tilman’, have each been aired several times since Barmouth’s Tilman Festival’ weekend in May 2008 '

     To visit his website : click here

    Price £5 registration/payment will be available on-line until 1st November. If you wish to invite friends they can also register on-line via events/talks page. Alternatively tickets are available directly from Simon Davey .

    Organiser:    Simon Davey


    • 15/11/2017
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Ashtead Cricket Club

    Peter Chapman and Richard Bywaters from the RNLI  -

                          'The RNLI then and Now'

    A now regular entry in our Calendar of talks and always of interest.  

    They will be selling Christmas Cards and would surely appreciate any further donations.

    Organiser: Simon Davey

    • 29/11/2017
    • 21:00
    • Ashtead Cricket Club
    Briefing for: Icicle Cruise
      A must for all crew and skippers going on the event

    Organiser: Trevor Barker
    • 09/12/2017
    • 10/12/2017
    • On the water

    Icicle Cruise - 'Peter Pan'- Tick Tock


    Its that time of year again. A relaxed sail across to Neverland also known as Cowes followed by a riotous evening of Peter Pan themed boat dressing, sketches, rum rations.

    Then, onto the RORC's HQ. for dinner and dancing into the Night. 

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

    Due to the need to commit to the venue this event needs to know numbers early to ensure its viability. please register your interest ASAP.

    Cost : £55p.p

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

    Organiser: Trevor Barker







    • 13/12/2017
    • 20:00 - 23:00
    • Ashtead Cricket Club
    Mince Pie & Mulled Wine Evening

    Come and join us to kick start the festive season with a complimentary mince pie and a glass of mulled wine.

    All club members welcome.

    Organiser: Debbie Wiffen
    • 05/06/2019
    • On the water



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


Past events

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)
29/03/2017 Briefing for 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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