LANGSTONE SAILING CLUB
Home of the "Portsmouth Yardstick"
Langstone Sailing Club is located at the northern end of the bridge to Hayling Island, Hampshire, UK, giving members and visitors the opportunity to sail in the sheltered tidal waters of both Langstone and Chichester harbours.
Regular Opening Times
Saturday and Sunday - Midday until 2.30pm.
Wednesday and Friday Evenings 8pm to 10.30pm.
The Club is a self-help organisation with no paid staff. Members run the bar and galley and also take part in work parties to maintain the buildings and grounds. The club occupies a large site with ample space for dinghies during the summer months and for cruisers to be stored ashore during the winter.
Sea access is dependent on tides, about 2 hours either side of high water for most of the club members' cruisers. There is an extended concrete slip to maximise access on each tide. Most of the boats are owned personally by members, however the Junior Section have a number of dinghies which may be used by junior members for racing or cruising.
Langstone Sailability have Challenger trimarans and a Norfolk Dayboat. The Club also owns a 21ft launch and a RIB for race patrol duties, plus a boat for laying moorings and race marks.
The IBM Affiliate Section keep Wayfarers, GP14's, Toppers, Lasers, a Buzz and a Laser 2000 at the Club. The Clubhouse has changing and shower rooms downstairs and a large Clubroom and bar above, with excellent views over both Langstone and Chichester harbours.
The bar is open to members on Wednesday evenings, Friday evenings and at lunch times on Saturday and Sunday.
There is access to both Chichester and Langstone Harbours for dinghy racing and cruising. Racing is organised on Saturdays and Sundays between March and October, most Bank Holidays at times dependent on the tide, and when light and tide permit, for a short summer evening series.
In previous years Langstone SC has hosted the Sharpie Europeans, Topper Southern Area Championships, Wayfarer Southerns and is a regular venue for the Laser 2000's.
The club welcomes enquiries to host open meetings for up to 80 boats. There are also occasional organised dinghy cruises to the Isle of Wight, around Hayling Island, and in Chichester Harbour.