1. Single Handed Race

    Sat 1 Jul 2017
  2. Cowes Passage Race

    Fri 28 Jul 2017
  3. Cowes Week

    Sat 29 Jul 2017 to Sat 5 Aug 2017
  4. 1st Saturday Trophy

    Sat 19 Aug 2017

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Gareth Penn’s avatar 21-Jun-2017 By Gareth Penn in Sailing & racing, Social

Presidents Shield

Saturday 20th May new series starts for the Presidents Shield. 

Come & join in!

Rosina leaves her berth at 12.45.

Hope to see you out on the water.

Liz. Z70

Gareth Penn’s avatar 15-May-2017 By Gareth Penn in Sailing & racing

Sat 13 May Helmsman’s Cup

​Saturday 13th May last of the Helmsman cup come & join

us on Saturday Scam is giving a bottle of Red wine to the winner of this race.

Rosina will leave from her berth 12.45.

Liz Z70

Gareth Penn’s avatar 11-May-2017 By Gareth Penn in

Yard update

Victory Yard and Sheds

 Maintenance Activities

 We have several maintenance tasks taking place in the yard this Summer to improve the work spaces and ensure our safety:

  • A new electrical meter box and the external LED lighting has already been replaced (Thanks Ron) and we will be fitting all new LED shed lighting soon and refurbishing power points and locations to save too many training leads.
  •  Additional mast storage rigging will be installed in both sheds.
  •  2 Victories in the yard are due to be removed to make more space for active boats.
  •  Victories in the yard with masts will be derigged. 
  •  There will be a major clear out of surplus items  -appreciate your support to identify items.
Health and Safety

Our Risk Assessment for the yard (displayed on notice board) has been reviewed and an updated 2017 copy will be circulated to all members.

Please take time to read confirm your understanding of the hazards, risks and mitigation.

As always keen to receive your feedback, comments, concerns and improvement opportunities.

 The key issue we have is keeping the refit spaces clean and tidy, please remove and dispose of your rubbish or scrap items regularly.

Any items you wish to keep must be clearly labelled with Z No.


Please always ensure the sheds and yardare securely padlocked when you leave the yard, even for a short time.

Keys are available from Ian if and when required at £5. 

Ian Perryman

Victory Yard Manager

Mould update!

New Victory Mould

David Heritage Racing Yachts in Cowes have made good progress over the winter months to produce the new moulds for the hull and deck incorporating a few mould design improvements.


Final polishing and bolting arrangements will see the moulds ready for use laying up the next Portsmouth Victory Z81 or a Gibraltar boat?


Final polishing and bolting arrangements will see the moulds ready for use laying up the next Portsmouth Victory Z81 or a Gibraltar boat?

Portsmouth Regatta

​Portsmouth Regatta 

Gareth Penn’s avatar 10-May-2017 By Gareth Penn in Sailing & racing

May Sailing News

​Great to see a good turnout for the first race of season for

the Taylor Trophy  albeit that the cold weather seems to have reduced numbers last week.  We have had different winners for each of the evening races so far.  Well done to Z48, Z69, Z58, Z78, Z57 and Z72.

Upcoming reminders and events………….

Cowes Week – Please could you get your entries in. Early Bird entries close on 30 May. I will also need confirmation and payment on the moorings by that date.

Visitors Race (Thursday 15 June) – An opportunity to invite friends for an evening’s racing with you.  Please could you email to let me know who you will be inviting.

Portsmouth Regatta (17 & 18 June) – We are looking forward to a good turnout for our local regatta.  Entry and event details:


Yellow forms – I know it is a chore but please could you ensure that I have these within two weeks of your first race in accordance with Class Rules. 


1st Tuesday 2017
1st Thursday 2017
1st Sat 2017
1st Sat 2017
1st Thursday 2017
1st Tuesday 2017
Scam’s avatar 15-Apr-2017 By Scam in

Season Opener Party!!

​​The Season Opener party will be held on Saturday 6th May!! 

Starting at 7pm, and held at PSC, for just £11 you'll get fizz on arrival, wine, beer, canapes and nibbles! 

For tickets please contact Drew on drewrobertson-young@hotmail.com or 07802 653 753

Portsmouth Regatta Notice of Race

​​The 2017 Regatta will be bigger and better, extending over a full weekend, with a major social event on the Saturday night and two great days of racing culminating in a Prize giving on the Sunday afternoon. The date to put into your calendar is 17-18th June.

To download the NORs for all classes please go to www.portsmouthregatta.org - under "Race Documentation". Online entry and payment details will be advised. Entry forms will also be available to download.

Currently the event will host a round of the Solent IRC Owners Association Championships for IRC 1-4, a Club Cruising Class, the Victory Class, Portsmouth Squib fleet and also the Southern Championships of the Tempest Class. We are in discussion with two more classes which would make a very exciting line up showing that the Eastern Solent is "the" place to race.

This year we are very pleased to announce the support of commercial partners, DPFX Printing, Saulet Townsend Solicitors, Kemp Sails, KB boat Park and The Spinnaker Café Old Portsmouth. Potential partners are in the pipeline and the Regatta team will keep you updated. 

If you have any questions please do email portsmouthregatta@gmail.com or phone 07833226999 - 07800561469. Also follow the Regatta on https://www.facebook.com/Portsmouthregatta/

Gareth Penn’s avatar 08-Mar-2017 By Gareth Penn in Sailing & racing