Compound Closed to All
Lockdown Club Closure
Security Duties on Hold!
Covid-19: The terms of this National Lockdown mean that the whole site (compound and clubhouse) is closed to our members. We regret that there will be no access to the compound (or to cross the compound) and access to the Clubhouse will not be available.
Established in 1959 we are close to the entrance of Portsmouth Harbour.
Members Winter Security Duty on Hold:
During the current Lockdown we have a small team of volunteers who will be checking the security of our compound, clubhouse and moorings. Members will not be required to undertake a security duty for the foreseeable future. You're welcome to contact Hon.Moorings Officer Trev Pottle with any boat security queries.
Please Stay home and Stay safe.
MEMBERS: Please see pandemic Letter & Christmas Greetings from Rear Commodore in the members pages 'Commodore Report' tab - thanks.
Piled & Deep Water Sinker Moorings Available!
WELCOME TO GOSPORT CRUISING CLUB
You will find us adjacent to Royal Clarence Marina and Burrow 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.
We enjoy social functions in our modern clubhouse or barbecues overlooking the harbour in our spacious yard.
Our refurbished pontoon and storage racks for tenders give us good access to our boats.
Come and join us or contact us if you would like more information!
MOORINGS AND MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE
We welcome new membership enquiries.
At present we can offer membership to the owners of boats 30ft and under. We currently have piled moorings and deep water sinker moorings all within rowing distance from the main pontoon. Please read our 'faq' page, then use the 'contact us' page.
HAVE YOU GOT YOUR QHM LICENCE?
QHM Portsmouth require all boats moored in the harbour to be licensed. This is so QHM can identify boats that have broken adrift or boats that have been dumped. QHM allocate numbered stickers to GCC. Each season our Hon.Mooring Officer, Trevor Pottle, issues these to all boats moored in our jurisdiction and notes which number goes with which boat. This sticker is to be placed somewhere on the port quarter which is between midships and the stern on the Port Side and never on the stern. Boat Insurance goes 'hand in hand' with this, the QHM requiring a minimum of £3,000,000 public liability insurance.
All mooring matters should be addressed to our Hon.Moorings Officer, Trev Pottle.
To keep safe in the harbour...
Visit here for latest harbour news for leisure craft:
KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE QHM
Small Boat Channel Rules
Vessels under 20m in length are to use the Small Boat Channel when approaching the harbour entrance.
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".
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 with the QHM then don't hesitate to contact the department via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Port Safety Officer Assistant, QHM Portsmouth, Room 404A, Semaphore Tower, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3LT.