Welcome to Gosport Cruising Club

Established in 1959 we are close to the entrance of Portsmouth harbour. You will find us adjacent to Royal Clarence Marina and Burrow (Rat!) Island, Forton lake extends beyond the millennium lifting bridge and our moorings shelter behind the sand bar and extend up the creek.

We have a varied mix of Sailing yachts and Motor boats up to 30ft in length, mostly capable of drying out at low tides. Deep water moorings are at a premium and are rarely available. We enjoy social functions in our modern clubhouse or barbecues in the yard with a newly refurbished pontoon and storage racks for tenders.

Come and join us or contact us if you would like more information!

We welcome new membership enquiries, Unfortunately, at present we can only offer Membership to the owners of boats 30ft and under that can take the ground, please read our faq page, then use the contact us page. Or Email GCC Membership at gccmembership@sky.com



G.C.C. Christmas Dinner Dance
Fareham Masonic Hall
Saturday 15th December 6.30pm until Midnight

Put on your dancing shoes and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with family & friends.
Entertainment by Stevie John.

The table and menu choice list is in the tea room. Please check, if you have already booked, that your name and choice is on this list.

Prompt payment of £27.50 per person by cheque or bank transfer, using the ref XMAS.

Cheques made payable to Gosport Cruising Club.

Details for bank transfer

Sort Code 09-01-28 Account No.46295245
Please quote Xmas and your name as reference

Important Message from The QHM

New Small boat Channel Rules
Ladies and Gentleman.

As regular users of the harbour it worth an early season reminder, that with the arrival Queen Elizabeth Class Carrier, that the General Direction in relation to the use of the Small Boat Channel was updated in last Autumn.

The Portsmouth Harbour entrance and main approach channel is considered a narrow channel in accordance with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions and Sea (COLREGS) and as such, all mariners are reminded that in accordance with Rule 9(b) "a vessel of less than 20 metres in length or a sailing vessel shall not impede the passage of a vessel that can safely navigate only within a narrow channel or fairway".

Vessels under 20m are to use the Small Boat Channel which is General Direction 02/17: Portsmouth Harbour Entrance-Approach Channel, Small Boat Channel, Swashway and Inner Swashway, full details of this can be read here:


This image is listed in the General Direction but advises some of the key points of the Small Boat Channel.

Attached is an extract of the General Direction which can be taken afloat. It is also worth mentioning that shipping movements, tidal information etc are published daily via the Queens Harbour Master Webpage: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/portsmouth

Should you wish to get in touch, please don't hesitate to contact the department via: portsmouth@qhm.mod.uk

Thank you and safe boating.

Port Safety Officer Assistant, QHM Portsmouth, Room 404A, Semaphore Tower, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3LT.
Email: NAVYNBCP-COBQHMPSOA@mod.uk / rebecca.walford344@mod.uk Tel: Civ: 02392 725104 Mil: 9380 25104
Online: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/portsmouth.