About CCRC

Chichester Cruiser Racing Club provides high quality, low cost racing for yachts in Hayling Bay and the Solent.
The club is a member of the Federation of Chichester Harbour Sailing Clubs and is an RYA affiliated club. Since 1948 we have been welcoming anyone who keeps their yacht in or around Chichester Harbour (Chichester, Bosham, Emsworth, Northney, Hayling Island, Itchenor etc.) and the Solent.

Cruiser Racing

The club has introduced many owners of cruisers (and cruiser/racers) to the fun and competition of yacht racing. Members also participate, and have notable success, in other renowned events.

Yachts and Handicaps

Our members have a wide range of yacht sizes and types as well as levels of experience. With our two classes of races we cater for all.

Races and Places

Our programme includes races in Hayling Bay as well as races further afield particularly in the Solent with social events usually at local Yacht Clubs.

Social and Cruise

Key to the CCRC programme is its social events: those associated with weekend races and other events such as the Spring Cruise and dinner dance.


Becoming a member of CCRC is easy and economical with individual membership just £20 p.a. plus £50 p.a. to register a yacht to take part in events. You can also experience a CCRC event as a guest yacht.


In 1948 the Chichester Harbour Federation (the organisation coordinating between the harbour clubs) established the “Cruiser Section” to arrange cruiser races for club members within the harbour. This “Section” subsequently became Chichester Cruiser Racing Club with its continuing aim to introduce more cruiser owners to racing and organise events for them.