Our races and sailing events

Race info

Training day

A day to practice, train, or just take the boat out with the reassurance of safety boat cover.

If you are nervous on the water, or want some hints and tips, there will be club members on hand to help out with anything that you might need. If you have a specific training requirement, for example sailing with a gennaker, or just need some tips, please contact sailing@hfsc.org.uk and we'll partner you up with someone who can help you.

Spare day

If conditions look good and people are willing, expect some kind of sailing activity - be it a re-scheduled race, an impromptu cruise to the Isle of Wight, or a game of cricket on the Bramble Bank.

Keep an eye out for an email from the sailing secretary.


The Solent Forts Race is a long-distance event for sports catamarans set in the Eastern Solent, with Hayling Island and Portsmouth to the north and the Isle of Wight to the west.

Race format

The race comprises a number of legs radiating out from a gate (like a star), allowing the course configuration and length to be adjusted according to the conditions prevailing on the day (see example course diagram below). The race gets its name from the Napoleonic Channel Forts that comprise two of the marks of the course.