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 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 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! 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.

Hi All
From this year 2019 the QHM Portsmouth have decided all boats moored in the harbour need to be licensed. This is so QHM can identify boats that have broken adrift or boats that have been dumped. QHM know what batch of numbered stickers have been allocated to the GCC. I now have to issue these to all boats moored in our jurisdiction and note what number goes with which boat and these have all got to be in place by the end of May this year.

Furthermore if you have a GCC mooring then you need a sticker. This sticker is to be placed somewhere on the port quarter which is between midships and the stern on the Port Side. Under no circumstances are they to be placed on the stern. I will be at the club this Saturday from 1030 until 1230 to issue these to people that have not yet got one. Also something else that goes hand in hand with this is all boats must have a £3000,000 public liability insurance again this has been specified by the QHM. So please check if you have the correct cover and if not you will need to increase this and send the details to the Membership Secretary

The Honorary Mooring Officer, GCC

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.