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Points Week 2019 - Monday 17th to Friday 21st June

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Please click here to download the Points Week 2019 social programme

ISC V Oxford & Cambridge Sailing Society

The rogues gallery of winners (ISC) and losers (Oxford and Cambridge Sailing Society) by 4-2. The event was sailed in Swallows on Sunday 12 May in glorious if cool conditions. The crunch (!) point of the annual team race was a sharp luff by Malcolm Green which enabled Itchenor to take a pivotal race of the 6 race one day series. 

Rowing Open Day - May 2019 report

The day started at 0730 when Swift Rowing who lent us the sliding seat coastal boats moved their trailer out of Haines in quiet sunny conditions and started to unload the 2 single sculls, one double scull and the quad to transform the staging into a hive of rowing activity. The first "Tasters" arrived 0930 and last at 1630.

We saw rowing regulars mix with members coming for their first experience from all sailing classes in the club all of whom apparently enjoyed their experiences according to the pictures!

The Swift Rowing boats proved very popular with all that tried them and having coxed at least 5 quad outings with a mixture of experienced and novice crews I was amazed at their stability and how quickly each crew adapted to sculling to produce some creditable coordination and speed.

A fun day in the sunshine which finished about 1730. Big thanks to Christine, Stella and Sarah and the many other helpers for making the day a great success. Thanks also Mike Gilbert for the loan of the Ergos.

Also thanks to Swift for the boats and agreeing to brave the Bank Holiday traffic back to Bedford arriving at 2230, so a long day for Dom.

Link to photography here

Posted 7th May 2019

Reports in from Antigua from 14 ISC members sailing Lombard 46 Pata Negra in CSA Class 2.

At the start of the final day there were 4 boats on equal points contesting for second overall behind the professionally crewed Kerr 46 Lady Mariposa. Crucially the team pulled in their first win of the week to secure second overall. The photo is Pata Negra crossing the finishing line at 21 knots. 

Chartered by Adrian Fisk and James Leaver with Jonathan Pudney and Al Langhorne skippering and Chris Fox on tactics. Other crew members included Barnie Hartley, Roger Ewart-Smith, Piers Shepherd, Mark Timberlake, Jonathan Turner, Julian Hantrais, Jamie Barratt, Richard House and George Kent.

Posted 30th April 2019

Max Mirror Raid to Dell Quay, Saturday 25 May 2019

Calling all Mirror sailors. We are having a raid to the Jones’s house in Dell Quay on Saturday 25 May. Meet at the club at 14.30 ready to sail up the harbour. Parental involvement required. This is also a chance to try out your baking skills as we will be bringing our own cakes and having our own Mirror Bake Off. We have the fabulous Vicky Jones as the head judge. Please sign up here if you would like to take part.

Posted 30th April 2019

Fourteen of the country’s most promising young sailors have been selected to represent Great Britain at the 2019 Youth Sailing World Championships.

And one of those is our own Eleanor Keers with her crew, Faye Chatterton in the International 420 class. Huge congratulations!

Read the whole article here.

Stephen Carden-Noad leaving present

You will be aware that our longest-serving Secretary/General Manager for 40 years departs at the end of June after 12 years looking after us all with his usual calm cheerfulness and efficiency. Stephen has steered us safely through some tricky waters in that time and has both understood the ebb and flow of Club life as well as embracing the changes made necessary by the constant adaptations and improvements that went with them. If you would like to make a contribution towards a leaving present for Stephen please click here to go to the relevant page.

JF2019 T Shirts

Look out for our great 2019 T Shirts designed by Patrick Taylor. Make sure you order yours when they become available - they're bound to prove very popular and a great momento of the event.

RYA Club Members Satisfaction Survey 2019

Your club - your chance to have a say
Regardless of your reasons for joining the Club and how you spend the time when you visit, we want Members to feel satisfied. We know it’s not always easy for you to tell us directly how you feel, or what you want us to do differently, so we’re participating in a survey being run by the RYA to give you a chance to share your thoughts anonymously.
The survey will be emailed to Members in May, and will be open for the whole of June. It won’t take long to fill in and, if you prefer, you can complete the survey in chunks. Each time you click on the link it will take you back to where you left off. It couldn’t be easier.
We hope you’ll be just as interested in the feedback as we are. After the survey, we will share the findings with you and let you know what action we plan to take.
Please take this opportunity to tell us what you think; it’s your chance to have a say and it will be ten minutes well spent!
ISC has chosen to take part in this survey which has been organised and funded by the RYA. The survey will be delivered by TLF Research and carried out in accordance with data protection regulations and industry best practice.

 Neil Hart, Commodore


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Another good weekend in the office for Eleanor Keers and Faye Chatterton

Competitors for the 420 Spring Championships enjoyed a weekend at WPNSA with sparkling conditions, great wind and a first class race team led by Adrian Stoghall.

Conditions on Saturday on shore were described as 'sunscreen and two fleeces', but out on the water the breeze kicked in and the sea fret lifted to allow Stog and his team to get four races run with super efficient timing ensuring that there were none of those long waits between races which chill everyone down.

Click here to read the article and see the results - with Eleanor and Faye 2nd and Bertie Fisher/ Charlie Bacon 9th. Well done!

Fancy morning coffee?

From 10am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, the Clubhouse is open for teas coffees and soft drinks. This is self-service with an honesty payments system. If you are out for a walk and fancy a coffee, do pop in. Input the door code to get through the glazed door.

Posted 25th march 2019

Merlin Rocket Open meeting report courtesy Yachts and Yachting

Round four of the Craftinsure Silver Tiller circuit brought the class to the delights of Itchenor Sailing Club. This jewel on the banks of Chichester Harbour has long been the home of the International Fourteen and has now, after seventy years of debate, allowed the Merlin Rocket to take up residence. This insurgency, led by our 2016 National Champion crew George Yeoman, has been met with enthusiasm within the club and delight amongst the class membership.

Click here to read the whole report

INVITATIONS - Are you interested?

The RCS has received two invites from the RTYC for ISC members to get involved with two upcoming events. If you are interested please contact the RCS via the sailing manager at  Some funding support is available for teams representing ISC.

Firstly the British Isles Keelboat Team Racing League ('BIKTRL'). During 2018, events were hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron and Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Clubs.  Sadly, the final event  had to be cancelled due to high winds. 

In 2019 four events are planned. The ones in our part of the world are 18-19 May at the RYS in J/70s and 6-7 July at the  Royal Southern Yacht Club in RS21s at Hamble.

They also send.

On behalf of the Royal Thames Yacht Club, I am honoured to invite the female members of your Club to compete in the inaugural 2019 Women’s J70 Open Championship. Races will be held in Cowes, Isle of Wight, all day on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October.

The Championship is open to female professional and amateur sailors alike with up to 4 women per boat.  The Championship format is fleet racing with spinnakers being used, weather permitting.

Ready2Race round up

Some of the attendees at Ready2Race with Sophie Ainsworth who delivered an excellent keynote talk to wrap up the proceedings on Sunday. 

There have been changes in our programme and race management procedures for the coming year so we encourage all those who couldn't make it to the Ready2Race to check the SI changes carefully before racing and for Race Officers to read the revised Guidance Notes before their day.

Club member Sophie is looking for help with funding the three 49er FXs she and Sophie Weguelin need for their campaign for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. She has a crowd funding site at and I encourage us all to make a contribution large or small. Every little helps on a crowd funding site.

Eleanor Keers and Fay Chatterton win the 420 Inlands at Rutland

Many congratulations to Eleanor Keers and Fay Chatterton on winning the Int 420 Inlands at Rutland. You can link to the report and results here.
Image courtesy Yachts and Yachting and Richard Sturt

Rowing Regatta, 2nd March 2019

We've got a great gallery of images kindly taken by Mary Pudney from this event - please click here to see them.

REPORT: The sun shone and the boats and people kept arriving for the first Itchenor Rowing Rally on Saturday 2nd March. They rowed from Eastney, Langstone, Emsworth, Bosham and Westlands and drove from the Hamble and Portsmouth to assemble a flotilla of different styles of rowing boat. 

The aim of the day was to get as many people rowing in as many different types of boats as possible. 

By midday Itchenor Sailing Club had a wide array of boats including a St Ayles Skiff, a Cornish Pilot Gig, Solent Galleys, a Celtic Longboat, Burseldon Gigs, a Claydon, an Epona, a moving seat quad scull, a moving seat coxed 4, a single scull and a Langstone 4. 

Over eighty people turned up from the local area to try out all the boats in the Itchenor Reach creating quite a spectacle. 

Particularly popular were the Celtic Longboat, Solent Galleys, Bursledon Gigs and the quad sculling boat, which had queues all afternoon. 

The day was followed by an evening talk in the Club House by Steve Woods of Langstone Cutters on how to win the annual Great River Race on the Thames. 

The Rally was scheduled to continue through Sunday but sadly activities were cancelled due to Storm Freya.

Winter Warmer - Merlin Rocket and RS200 - REPORT

Please click here to read the report from this event

Swallowers also do it standing up! 25 Swallow sailors managed to surface early on Sunday 13th January (after a mega Annual Dinner at ISC for 60 the previous evening) to undertake a 5.5 mile Downland hike from Walderton - which started and finished at the Barley Mow where after another excellent meal we played in the pub's skittle alley

Evolution of the International 14

This is a link to a video which is a Documentary – The International 14 has spawned many innovations within sailing that are now common use by numerous other classes. Andy Bates takes you through the ‘evolution’ including interviews with a number of skiff legends. Video Producer: VR Sport Media

Click here to visit the video

Posted 7th January 2019

Itchenor members start the year in “style” with South Downs nurdling.

Posted 14th December 2018

Many congratulations to Maria Stanley, the first female helm to win an adult RS Championship, on being voted Amateur Sailor of the Year at the British Yachting Awards 2018.

Data Privacy

Posted 1st March 2018


The laws on data privacy change this year. On 25 May, the new General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) come into effect, replacing the Data Protection Act 1998. GDPR tightens how any business collects, stores and uses personal data. This link takes you to details of the uses to which the Club puts your personal data and to a consent form to cover the continued use of data for certain purposes which needs to be completed by all Members aged 16 and over, and by a parent/guardian of members aged under 16 years..

Itchenor Sailing Club has reciprocity arrangements with the following clubs: 

Cercle Nautique Honfleur

Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

Royal Perth Yacht Club

Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club 

Further details are available from the Office.

A History of Itchenor Sailing Cliub

Posted 16th December 2016

We thought you might enjoy this wonderful record of the history of our Club from its formation in 1927 until 1981, written by Tony Wright (who was Admiral of the Club from 1970-1985). The foreword written by Robin Wilson (Commodore 1977-1981, and who kindly gave us this copy) sets the scene nicely.

Please click here to download it.