Dinghy racing, both class and handicap, takes place nearly every Sunday from mid-March to the end of December. There is also, occasionally, racing on a Saturday. Some races are organised jointly with the neighbouring club, Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club, to ensure competitive racing.
There are three handicap fleets, Fast for PN 1030 and below, Medium for PN 1031 to 1149 and Slow for PN 1150 and over. There is a good selection of dinghies including the following classes: Fireball, 5-0-5, Laser, Kestrel, Solo, Mirror, Topper, 420, RS400, Phantom and others. Any class of boat is welcome to participate as long as it has a current Portsmouth Number (PN).