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Our Fleets: Overview

We are an inclusive club with fun and competitive sailing for all abilities, from complete novices to world champions, from the highly competitive to the totally relaxed, for the individual or the team. Whatever your skill level, whatever your level of interest or time commitment there's sure to be a class for you sailing here.

Here's our overview for all that's going on for the grown ups (take a look at the separate youth pages for junior sailing). For information see a summary of our fleets below or contact Ryan, our Sailing Manager


The Solent Sunbeam fleet includes 100-year-old beauties to all new GRP yachts our Solent Sunbeams offer competitive racing on level terms. With their beautiful lines across the whole wind spectrum and no restrictions on tides we enjoy a long racing season at Itchenor. The Sunbeam fleet welcomes all new sailors.

  • Racing: Most weekends and on Thursday evenings, with annual racing at Cowes Classic Week.

For more details contact: Roger Wickens, Class Captain

Or see our dedicated Sunbeam page or the Sunbeam website

See also: Sunbeam Programme / Sunbeam News


With more than 30 Swallows in our fleet we host three or more races every weekend from April to October in addition to several Trophy weekends and Wednesday evenings. The class has national championships and annual racing at Cowes Classic Week. These classic three-person one design keelboats are thoroughbred, elegant and a dream to sail. Fast, simple and beautiful.

  • Racing: Every weekend, three or more races and Wednesday evening racing.

For more details contact: Andrew Reid, Class Captain

Or see our dedicated Swallow page or the Swallow website

See also: Swallow Racing Programme / Swallow News


The XOD is a beautiful 20ft classic wooden keelboat. We have a large and competitive fleet with three standards of racing so that everyone has the chance to practice and improve. We have over 40 different cups and prizes and race at Cowes Classics Week too! 

There are lots of crewing opportunities so please do get in touch if youre interested.

  • Racing: Both days of the weekend and every Wednesday for fun.

For more details contact: Steve Dover, Class Captain

Or see our dedicated XOD page or the XOD website

See also: XOD Events Schedule / XOD News


Our enthusiastic Cruiser section organise several rallies throughout the year, heading across the Solent, across the Channel, down to the West Country and beyond.

We're keen to encourage younger members to join our Cruiser division so please do get in touch if you're interested. Cruising visitors from home and abroad are also welcome to join us for events onshore and offshore alike!

For more details contact: Phillip McDanell, Rear Commodore Cruising and Boating, or see our dedicated Cruiser page.

International 14s

At the cutting edge of small craft sailing, we're very proud of having the largest regularly racing International 14s fleet in the UK. The twin trapezes, asymmetric spinnakers and hydrofoils on rudders make these state-of-the-art boats super-fast and super fun to race and a joy to watch too!

  • Racing: Often takes place an hour or so before high tide on alternative weekends throughout the year.

For more details contact: Peter Bromley, Class Captain, or see our dedicated International 14s page


The RS200 is a double handed hiking racing dinghy with an asymmetric spinnaker. They are perfect for mixed crews, young sailors and family teams and the one design rule keeps racing close and competitive. 

  • Racing: Occurs most Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season.

For more details contact: Richard Bullock, Class Captain, or see our dedicated RS200 page


The class racing is for any hiking dinghy around 14 feet with a single sail. Currently there are RS Aeros, Hadron H2s and Lasers racing in the fleet. To participate you will need a boat, an understanding of the racing rules and the ability to self-right in the event of a capsize.

  • Racing: Programmed for most weekends during the season and boats enjoy racing boat-on-boat without a handicap adjustment.

For more details contact: Andrew Penman, Class Captain, or see our dedicated Singlehander page

Last updated 10:46 on 25 June 2024

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