POG is run by an elected management committee, who are also company directors. Some committee members have responsibility for key functions.  E.G. Moorings, Facilities, IT, Lift/Launch, Health & Safety, etc. The work tasks are performed entirely by its members and the Club has no permanent staff other than a part time contract cleaner.  Members are therefore expected to volunteer to help when asked, for example by joining work parties and taking on regular jobs.

Activities/Social Events

The Club maintains a good annual calendar of events including rallies, cruiser racing, socials and winter talks.  Many social and training events take place in the Clubhouse. The social side includes barbecues, formal dinners and quiz nights.

Training

With an appointed Training Officer, we have a yearly program of both formal and informal training sessions. RYA approved courses are occasionally provided by external, approved providers at favourably negotiated rates.

 

The Club operates from 4 locations: -

Weevil Lane Sailing Centre

This is the Registered Office of Portsmouth Offshore Group Ltd and comprises our main premises where club activities are centred. Berthing here represents the premium offering to club members, with walk ashore marina style berthing for more than 150 boats. There is electricity and water to the pontoon berths, the drying grid and numerous points around the yard. There is also Wi-Fi for Internet access (not streaming) across the site. 

The slipway can be used to launch and recover trailer sailors and tenders.  The slipway is also used during the main Club lift and launch activities.       The drying grid has a pontoon with walk ashore access. 

Burrow Island

Burrow Island are swinging moorings to the North East of Burrow Island, accessed from the main Weevil Lane site by dinghy. There are maximum length limits (up to 9m) and the depth is variable – with some moorings drying at LW springs. The Club provides the sinker and chain to the buoy, up to and including a swivel on the top of the buoy. Members provide the attachment from the swivel to the boat.

Haslar

The moorings at Haslar are alongside berths on mid-stream pontoons. All moorings offer greater than 2m depth at all tide states. Associate membership of Hornet Services Sailing Club is necessary to provide land access to car parking and tender storage/launch area. Members mooring at Haslar have access to Hornet Club shower and toilet facilities. Dinghy storage is provided but there is currently no outboard storage.

Wicor

The moorings at Wicor are alongside berths on mid-stream pontoons. Members are required to fit additional fendering to the pontoon, as this part of Fareham Creek can suffer some buffeting from strong winds. All moorings were dredged to 2 metres below LAT when installed in 2011, though some silting will have occurred since then. Wicor moorings, are accessed from a slipway and site on the southern bank of the river, jointly leased to POG and RNSA from the MOD. There are limited facilities, including dinghy and outboard storage, a small clubroom for making simple refreshments, a unisex toilet block and secure car parking. This site is accessed by car via Vector Aerospace. There are special security rules imposed by Vector Aerospace International Limited (VAIL) for members at Wicor which must be strictly observed.

More information can be obtained by using the ‘Club Facilities’ link in the menu bar above, or by clicking on ‘Contact Us’ you can ask your own question.

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4th December 2022

Chris Blackman 

Vice Commodore

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