Please select your home edition
Edition
Crewsaver 2015 Lifejackets

Itchenor Sailing Club prepares for a busy season of sailing

by Rebecca Oldfield on 22 Feb 22 February 2017
Itchenor Schools Week Championships 2016 © Mary Pudney

Itchenor Sailing Club in Chichester prepares to kick off a busy season of sailing with renowned regattas, top tournaments and family fixtures among the line-up.

Highlights of the season include the Mirror Open (13-14 May), Points Week (12-16 June) and the RS200 Open Day (8-9 July) for competitive racing amongst the classic keelboat and dinghy fleets.

The annual Oxford v Cambridge Varsity Match will take place at Itchenor this summer for its centenary race. Competing for the Yule-Oldham Challenge Cup, this prestigious event is one of the highlights of the Oxbridge calendar that will see Itchenor play host for the sixth time since its inception in 1912.

Heralding the start of the summer holidays, the club's youth tournament, Junior Fortnight is scheduled for 31 July-13 August. Packed with sailing and social events, the event supported by jbA Architecture offers two weeks of fun, learning and competitive sailing for young sailors aged 8 to 18.

The Schools Week Championships is another regular junior event at the club that sees students come from across the UK to compete. The competition sponsored by MPI Brokers and JDX Consulting, starts with the RS Feva XL event on the 25 and 29 June aimed at competitors in school years 7 to 10. The second part of the week is occupied by older students in Fireflies and 420s who enjoy a day of training on the Wednesday followed by two days of racing.

The season will conclude with a bang as the club hosts its annual celebrations for Bart's Bash on 17 September. Itchenor participates in the National event every year to raise money for Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, the charity set up in 2013 to honour the life and legacy of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson MBE, Olympic Gold & Silver medallist.

For those interested in getting involved in sailing at Itchenor, the Club will once again be holding an Open Day on Sunday 7 May for potential new members to come along and experience class racing with the opportunity to go afloat in a wide range of boats throughout the day. To find out more visit www.itchenorsc.co.uk or call 01243 512400.

Related Articles

Allen & PA Consulting RS Feva Worlds day 4
More chilling under the AP flag After the wavy and breezy day yesterday many of the young sailors were relieved to see light conditions on the Ijsselmeer. There was no delay in launching the young sailors in order to guarantee three great races for gold and silver fleets. Posted today at 1:18 pm
Allen & PA Consulting RS Feva Worlds day 2
Long postponement but excellent sunshine Day 2 of the RS Feva World Championships presented by PA Consulting and Allen Sailboat Hardware start with a AP Flag. The sun was out but the breeze was not. AP was soon follow by AP over 1, then AP over 2, then AP over 3 and finally AP over 4. Posted on 25 Jul
Allen & PA Consulting RS Feva Worlds day 1
354 sailors take part in qualifying races and football The anticipation of the biggest event of the year was finally over and Qualifying day 1 was upon the 354 sailors as the set off for what was a superb day of racing for all. The boat park "Beach" team managed a slick operation of launching Posted on 24 Jul
177 boats getting set in Medemblik
Allen & PA Consulting RS Feva Worlds The 10th RS Feva World Championship will start on Sunday 23rd July 2017. The International Regatta Centre in Medemblik, The Netherlands will host 177 boats from 17 nations with the support of two amazing sponsors - Allen and PA Consulting. Posted on 21 Jul
National Swallow Championship
Itchenor's Gwaihir takes top prize The Swallow Class celebrated the mid-point in their three-year 70th anniversary commemorations – marking the year the first boats were built – at the National Swallow Championships at the Royal London YC in Cowes. Posted on 21 Jul
Ian Walker Interview
Musto ambassador, Volvo Ocean Race winner, Olympic medallist We speak to Musto ambassador Ian Walker about his Volvo Ocean Race win, why food and clothing are so important offshore, his views on the America's Cup, his new desk job, sailing for fun, and 20 years of the John Merricks Sailing Trust. Posted on 21 Jul
RS200 'Double Whammy' weekend
At Burnham SC and Royal Corinthian YC The Burnham double-whammy weekend took place on July 15th and 16th, providing competitors with the opportunity to sail 2 separate events at adjacent clubs on the same water. Posted on 21 Jul
RS Fevas at Whitstable
Final Volvo Grand Prix event The fourth and final RS Feva Grand Prix at Whitstable Yacht Club on 8th and 9th July started with excellent conditions. Posted on 18 Jul
Allen continues RS Feva Worlds sponsorship
153 boats are already entered for Medemblik event Taking place on the 21st to the 27th of July on the largest lake in the Netherlands, the Ijsselmeer, will be the Allen sponsored 2017 RS Feva World Championships. Allen Brothers is continuing its support of the RS class. Posted on 17 Jul
RS200s at Parkstone
2ndhandinghies.com SW Ugly Tour event A good solid forecast of 12-15kts was full of promise on the build up the to Parkstone RS200 open, part of the SW Ugly Tour, sponsored by 2ndhanddingies.com. Posted on 16 Jul