Langstone Road,Havant,PO9 1RD
Tel: 023 9248 4577
There is a wide variety of cruising craft at Langstone, from day sailing dinghies like the Laser Stratos, traditional dayboats such as the Drascombe Lugger and cruisers of varying sizes.
Chichester and Langstone Harbours provide ideal sheltered water for day sailing and over-nighting in quiet anchorages and visitor moorings.
There are opportunities to cruise in company and meet up with other club members on rallies and other informal events. During the season, several weekend rallies take place around the Solent and sometimes to the French coast, Channel Islands or the West Country.
The “PRIORY POTTER”
One of the highlights of the Langstone season is the 'Priory Potter', when racers join cruisers for a fun day out in Priory Bay on one of our nearest Isle of Wight beaches.
The club launch Sinbad takes picnic bags and disposable BBQ's and one or two non-sailing passengers, and patrol boats accompany the flotilla to keep everyone safe. We leave on a falling morning tide and return on an evening one.
The trip across the Solent to Priory Bay beach (between Bembridge and Seaview) takes about 2 hours for a Wayfarer.
Bilge and lifting keel cruisers can dry out safely at anchor off the sandy beach and owners can call up the launch or dory driver by radio if they want to come ashore to join the BBQ. Ice-creams, a pub and toilets are a short walk away in the next bay.
Sometimes we join up with members from nearby Locks and Tudor Sailing Clubs at Priory Bay, and inter-club cricket and rounders matches are not unknown.