Gosport Cruising Club

WELCOME TO GOSPORT CRUISING CLUB


We Are not a Marina! but a friendly club of like minded boating enthusiasts


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.
We enjoy social functions in our modern clubhouse or barbecues overlooking the harbour in our spacious yard.

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 and moorings of boats 28ft and under. We currently have drying sinker moorings all within rowing distance from the main pontoon. Please read our ‘faq’ page, then use the ‘contact us’ page.
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HAVE YOU GOT YOUR KHM LICENCE?
KHM Portsmouth require all boats moored in the harbour to be licensed. This is so KHM can identify boats that have broken adrift or boats that have been abandoned. KHM 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 KHM requiring a minimum of £3,000,000 public liability insurance.
All mooring matters should be addressed to our Hon.Moorings Officer, Trev Pottle.
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To keep safe in the harbour…
KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE KHM

Small Boat Channel Rules

Visit here for latest harbour news for leisure craft:
https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/khm/portsmouth/leisure

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 Kings Harbour Master Webpage: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/khm/portsmouth

Should you wish to get in touch with the KHM then don’t hesitate to contact the department via: portsmouth@khm.mod.uk
or:
Port Safety Officer Assistant, KHM Portsmouth, Room 404A, Semaphore Tower, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3LT.