Welcome

We are a group of friendly leisure sailors who enjoy social sailing — both cruising and amateur racing — visiting new areas and events as well as the traditional favourites. We aim to offer a variety of destinations, number of days on board and actively support training and improvement of your sailing skills.

Something for everyone regardless of ability.

If you are looking to become a member, go to the New Members section to find out more.

  • Anchored at Boynuz Bükü, Turkey

  • Buckler's Hard Maritime Museum, Beaulieu River

  • Dolphins playing off the bow

  • Exploring the Krka Falls, Croatia

  • Inter Bank racing in the Solent

  • Late finish on Round the Island Race

  • Pennants flying

  • Racing at Cork Week

  • Rounding the Needles

  • Royal Yacht Squadron start line for RTIR

  • Spring sailing

  • Sunset during the RORC Carribean 600

  • Sunset off Cork marina

  • Waiting for dinner at Turunç Pınarı, Turkey

Club News

In addition to the news below, also check out our newsletter archive.

Southampton Boat Show – 13-22 Sept 2019

25 Jul 2019

Discounted ticket offer for the Dark Horse Sailing Club: Buy between 1 and 5 tickets at £13.50 each, and get a FREE ticket with each purchased ticket!

Booking website: https://www.southamptonboatshow.com

Important notes:

  • State Promotional Code JG1 when booking.
  • Tickets are Standard Entry tickets and valid for ANY one day of the show.
  • Tickets can be ordered up to 23:59 on Saturday 21st September.
  • Youngsters 15 years or under go free (up to two per accompanying adult) provided their tickets are requested when ordering adult tickets.
  • A single transaction fee of £1.99 applies whether ordering one or more tickets.
  • Tickets are only available as ‘Print at Home’ via the Southampton Boat Show website.
  • You may be asked to select the day you expect to visit. This is merely to help the organiser predict visitor numbers.

2019 Events Programme

27 Feb 2019

The 2019 programme has been out for nearly two months now, and we’ve already had lots of bookings. The club offers a wide and varied programme, with events suitable for everyone’s tastes. We’ve added a few new events this year, so I’m hoping to attract even more people out on the water, and of course lots of new members!

As always, this website is the best place for you to view the programme, plus berth availability is also updated automatically when I manage your bookings. Just use the Programme link on the menu bar, or click here.

New for this year are event descriptions for all events in the programme listing: just click or tap on an event to see it's description. These descriptions are also shown in the members' only Bookings Report.

RNLI Charity Auction - Fantastic Results!

25 Apr 2017

The RNLI auction has now closed. There were quite a few bids coming in during the last 24 hours of the auction. The last hour, however, was rather intense with bidding ‘wars’ going on between people in the Kick Start Rally dining room and via email!

The final amount raised is brilliant — £1,700 — with 100% going to the RNLI. Many thanks to all those who participated, and to our generous sponsors for donating the lots.

The final bids for the items can be found here.

Newsletter Sign-Up

18 Mar 2017

The club sends out a newsletter with updates on the events programme and other news and offers. It's roughly monthly but occasionally more frequently when there's important or urgent information and news, or last-minute offers.

If you're not already subscribed to our newsletter, you can now sign-up on the Contacts page. The newsletter is open to all, you don't have to be a club member in order to receive the newsletter. Should you want to unsubscribe for any reason, just use the link at the bottom of the newsletter email.

Recruitment Posters

16 Mar 2017

As always, we're keen to attract new members. A great way to help with this is through advertising the club in your place of work or local sports or sailing club.

Feel free to print the posters yourself (available for download from the website), or drop Simon Jackson an email and he'll send some in the post.

Please write your own name and contact details on the poster, so readers can talk to someone near to them first.

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