Itchenor Sailing Club

Douglas Pattison pulls off a port tack start for the POW race at Weymouth last weekend. Image Mary Pudney.

 

GOODWOOD REVIVAL MEETING - Friday to Sunday 12th to 14th September

A reminder that it is Goodwood Revival this weekend and so the roads in the vicinity of Chichester will be far busier than usual. Members are advised to leave extra time for their journeys down to Itchenor.


BARTS'S BASH

Only 11 days to go!

This race is in memory of Bart (Andrew Simpson, gold and silver Olympic medallist who died in an America’s Cup training accident, 2013) and our principle aim is to encourage as many people as possible to share in this great global sailing race on Sunday September 21st.

To be part of the Guinness World Record attempt Itchenor will run 3 starts – so all our members can be included! Each start has to have a minimum of 25 boats so to help our Race Team please ENTER ONLINE NOW AT

http://www.bartsbash.co.uk

The 3 starts will be
Keelboats
Adult dinghies & 420s
Juniors – including mirrors, toppers and teras (and SWIFT toppers)

The Club Vision will be available – so no excuses we want a MASSIVE turnout!

SUNDAY 21ST
Breakfast
10am Briefing for Competitors
Racing
Lunch & prizegiving


INTERNATIONAL 420 NATIONALS REPORT

Posted 31st August 2014


Image courtesy Harry Bowerman - http://sailingphotos.co

57 boats competed in the 420 nationals last week at Hayling Island Sailing Club. Conditions varied from too little wind to race on one day to 2 days which were blown off. 6 races were achieved over 2 days. Gusts of up to 28 knots led to big waves in wind over tide in Hayling Bay, keeping the safety fleet and parental support boats well occupied. Despite attempts by the race committee to use the U flag to keep the fleet behind the start line, they very soon had to return to using the black flag.

Great performances from Itchenor sailors Joanna Kalderon and Midge Watkins (8th and Junior Champions), Isabel Davies and Gemma Keers (18th), Katie Davies and Grace Summers (26th), Lucy Mellors and Charlotte Boyle (32rd), Rory Odell and Celia Hansell (39th) and Max Odell and Millie Moss (who sadly had to count a black flag).

Next year the 420 nationals will be held in Restronguet in the last week of August.


RS200 NATIONALS REPORT

Dated 24th August 2014

This week saw the RS200 Nationals at Hayling Island, pretty much the nearest thing we get to a local championship.

A strong Itchenor team revealed itself to the world with George Yeoman & Sophie Ormsby, Andy Shaw & Pippa Horne, Tim Saxton & Holly Scott, Rob Gullan & Rosie Sibthorp, the Davies twins ably assisted by the Spreckley boys, Will & Mary Henderson, Arthur Henderson & Lisa McDanell, Jack Yeoman & Oli Peacock, Hugh McLean & Emma Lombard, Nick Blevins & Susie Moore, Ben Ainsworth & Grace Summers, Will Moss & Joanne Thomas, Gavin Orde & Matt Phipps-Taylor and Hugo Moss & Grace Yeoman.

Please click here to go to the report


MIRROR Nationals 2014 REPORT

Posted 18th August 2014

Brixham, both an ancient fishing port and still a working fishing port today, is host to the 2014 Mirror Nationals and European championships.

Itchenor descended in force to test themselves against Mirrors from all over the country and in the notoriously shifty wind conditions of Tor Bay.
The sailing has indeed proved exceedingly testing with all breezes coming from the land and the pond sailors certainly showing that they are far superior to the sea sailors when it comes to spotting and capitalising on the shifts.

All said and done, we finished the Mirror Nationals with Itchenor picking up the team shield with very creditable performances from Gemma Keers and Imogen Bellfield in 7th, Eleanor Keers and Issy Pugh in 10th and Natasha and Sarah Ewart Smith in 13th.

Our sailors are learning lots and it is all to sail for in the Mirror Europeans starting Monday.


FED WEEK UPDATE

Posted 17th August 2014

Itchenor finished second to HISC at FED week this year. A team of five boats competed for ISC. RS 200 Arthur Henderson and Lisa Mcdanell, Matthew Shorrock and Mary Henderson, 420 - Katie Davies and Grace Summers and Isabel Davies and Henry Spreckley and in the Finn John Tremlett. With the top three boats counting Jon, Arthur and Lisa and Katie and Grace all finished second in their fleets just missing out on first place for the team by just one point.

There were ten Itchenor boats participating
RS200
Arthur Henderson and Lisa Mcdanall 2nd
Matthew Shorrock and Mary Henderson 5th
Charlotte Fitzgerald and Rose Sibthorpe 6th
Harry Roome and Pru Romme 9th
Isabel Fitzgerald and Annie Sibthorpe 12th
Ben Masson and Harry Gilcrest 36th

Feva
Johnny Law, Archie grant and Tallula Pudney finishing a strong 14th out of a fleet of 33 fevas.

Medium handicap
Katie davies and Grace Summers 2 nd
Isabel davies and Henry Spreckley 5th
max Odell and George spreckley 4th

Finn
John Tremlett 2nd

Well done to all who completed in the fleet of some 400 boats in very testing strong winds.


LASS WINS COWES....again

Posted 12th August 2014

Please click here to download the Lass 'story'.


FED WEEK 'TEAM'

Eight Itchenor boats spanning rs200, 420s and fevas arrive at HISCc to try and win the team event at fed week

Youngest members of the team are Archie grant 13 and jonnie law 12 competing in a feva.


ITCHENOR INT420 GIRLS ON TOP

Posted 20th July 2014

Gemma Keers and Izzy Davies continued their European success with another great result at the French Nationals. They were joint top all girl GBR boat. They were closely followed by ISC Jo Kalderon and Midge Watkins who finished just above Katie Davies and Grace Summers.

The 420 calendar continues next week with the World Championship where iIchenor is represented by Jo kalderon.


INTERNATIONAL 420 UPDATE

Posted 11th July 2014

Itchenor 420 girls get top gbr boat in Flanders.

Izzy davies and Gemma Keers finished third overall and top Gbr boat at the Neiwport regatta

The 420 roadshow has now moved to Brittany for the French nationals where three Itchenor boats are competing


School's Week Daily Reports

By Alastair Pusinelli

Click here for overall event report and pictures

Click here for daily reports

Schools Week 2014 RS Feva event. Images Mary Pudney

 


XOD POINTS WEEK REPORT

Posted 24th June 2014

Congratulations to 'Catherine' on winning XOD Points Week.

You can download the report of the event by clicking here.

1st             Catherine - Colin McKinnon, Neil Hart and Mark Palmer            10pts
2nd             Foxglove - Alastair Ashford and Richard Neall                                    12pts
3rd             Astralita - Mike Martell, Fraser Graham and Tim Copsey.            15pts

 


SUNBEAM AND X POINTS WEEK

Posted 22nd June 2014

Sunbeam and X Points Week 2014. Images Mary Pudney


ONE DAY - A REFLECTION OF ONE DAY'S EVENTS AT ISC
Wednesday 11th June 2014

Posted 12th June 2014

Please click here to download this story.


KEELBOAT INVITATIONAL WEEKEND June 7th and 8th

Posted 8th June 2014

Click here to link to the Bembridge Sailing Club report on this event

keelboat invitation weekend 6th June 2014.
Images Mary Pudney
   

 


RS200 Open ACTION

Posted 1 June 2014

Click here to download the report

RS200 Open Meeting May 30th 2014
Images Mary Pudney
RS200 Open Meeting May 2014 - DAY 2
Images Mary Pudney
 


SWALLOW NATIONALS at the ROYAL YACHT SQUADRON

Posted 23rd May 2014

Dear Swallows

We have been working on arrangements for our National Championships at the Royal Yacht Squadron and the Notice of Race, Entry Form and Social Programme are attached. From the indications of interest we have so far this will be a very popular championships sailing in the Solent and enjoying the highest standards of race management and facilities onshore at the Royal Yacht Squadron.

For the Itchenor fleet we will have the Vernon Trophy Passage Race starting at 1400 on 18th July inside the harbour. We are finalising the arrangements for a nanny boat to take some of our kit to the island. Please send your entry forms and payment direct to the RYS.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the arrangements and we look forward to a memorable event.

Best wishes

Paul Ward
Chairman
National Swallow Class Association

Click here to download NOR
Click here to download Entry Form
Click here to download Social Booking form


SUNBEAM REGATTA - May 2014

Happy Sunbeam sailors during their Sunbeam Regatta last weekend.
Click here to link to the Solent Sunbeam site and the Press Report for this event.


Calling all budding journalists

Posted 18th May 2014

In response to our call of a few days ago, Alastair Pusinelli has been appointed to cover Schools Week. Educated at Sherborne, who are regular participants, Alastair is a keen journalist working to get his foot in the door of the working world. He passed his NCTJ in December and has completed various placements including The Sunday Times and Brighton & Hove Albion. He has sailed from a young age as his grandfather was admiral of Emsworth Sailing Club. We welcome him on board and look forward to seeing his reports.


REVISION REGATTA - 29th and 30th May

Notice of Race - click here to download


BRITISH OPEN TEAM RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Posted 12th May

This weekend an Itchenor team made up of Andy Shaw, Pippa Horne, George Yeoman, Sophie Ormsby, Rob Struckett & Kate Gibbs travelled to West Kirby for the British Open Team Racing Championships.

There were 32 teams that made the trip to the marine lake, with the holders Wessex Exempt sailing with Itchenor member Ben Ainsworth coming in off the back of winning the national championships. Other Itchenor members also took part in the event with Ben Saxton sailing for Royal Dee and Tim Saxton sailing with Royal Forth Hoosiers.

On Friday the start was delayed in order to let the wind subside, however later on in the afternoon some sharp work by the race committee allowed each team to get in 3 races. On Saturday the wind was still up but with Sundays forecast looking even worse the race committee sent out the competitors where we all enjoyed a big day, with gusts of 30 knots which made for some exciting spectating.

The racing was very tight all over the leader board. London 2012 Silver Medalists in the 470 Luke Patience and Stu Bithell were sailing for Weymouth and never made it in to the top half, whilst holders Wessex Exempt also had a torrid time and didn't make the quarter finals. Tim Saxton and the Royal Forth Hoosiers hit a vein of form that saw them shoot to the top of the table. A crunch match at the top of the table came on Saturday afternoon between the Hoosiers and Itchenor. It was a really close race which was won and lost and won again on the finish line by the Hoosiers. This left the Hoosiers in 1st on count back with 10 wins equal with previous winners "New Forest Pirates" and the all star "Paddington Bears", however leading on count back from these teams. Made the quarters however having lost to the Hoosiers and New Forest Pirates in the final races were 2 wins off the leaders, whilst another Itchenor member Ben Saxton also made the cut with 9 wins.

Sundays forecast came through meaning no racing was held and Hoosiers were deservedly crowned this years Wilson Trophy Champions! Congratulations to them and to TIm (and part time member Emma Lombard)!


JUNIOR FORTNIGHT: 28th July – 8th August

Posted 5th May 2014

Entry forms and details for Junior Fortnight are now available to download. Please do not send in any applications that are not complete boats. Details of helms and crews if applicable must be available before entries can be accepted.

Click here to go to our Junior Fortnight pages and the forms.


MAX MIRROR MISSION PHOTO GALLERY 2014

Posted 4th May 2014

Great Mary Pudney gallery

Max Mirror Mission May 2014. Images Mary Pudney


KEELBOAT SAILING 3rd May 2014

Posted 4th May 2014

Many thanks to Mary Pudney for this great gallery of images.

Keel boats May 3rd 2014. Images Mary Pudney


FLARES AMNESTY

Posted 24th April 2014

For anyone with out of date flares for disposal, there is a flares amnesty at Northney Marina this Saturday (26 April). See this link for details


CONGRATULATIONS

Posted 22nd April 2014

Congratulations to Jo Kalderon who was successful in qualifying for the 420 World teams in Germany this year. Jo and her crew Midge Watkins finished in the top seven all girl boats over a racing series of 26 races and will now represent GBR in the Worlds in Germany this year.

Congratulations also to the three other Itchenor boats who participated in the qualifiers - Izzy Davies and Gemma Keers finished 11 th, Katie Davies and Grace Summers finished 12th and Lucy Mellors finished 14th all girl boat. A tremendous result all round for Itchenor


TRAINING 2014

Please click here to download the Adult 2014 Training Booking form

Please click here to download the Under 18 Training Booking form

COURSES

RYA Level 2 Powerboat courses

April 26th and April 27th
May 24th and May 25th
£150

Click here to download the explanatory leaflet


SWIFT Ladies Sailing

SWIFT is a new development for Itchenor Sailing club. A keen group of ladies approached the club with the idea to improve their sailing skills and make more use of the club and its facilities. We have teamed up with local RYA qualified Instructors to provide a training programme to suit a range of abilities. The sessions will be headed up by Melvyn Cooper and he will be joined by other sailing instructors from the local area. A beginners group will take people through the basics of sailing and progressing at their own pace. An intermediate group will improve people’s skills and develop the confidence needed to sail around Chichester Harbour and join in other club activities here at ISC, this will be tailored to meet the needs of the group and the Instructors will provide constant feedback and goals for you to develop your own sailing skills.

These sessions will run from 9.30 to 12.30 on Wednesday mornings during school term time from Easter through to the summer break and the starting again in September through to October half-term.

All involved will need to bring their own sailing equipment including a wetsuit or drysuit, a buoyancy aid and some wetsuit shoes or trainers you don’t mind getting wet. We would expect people to be sailing Toppers and Lasers in the Intermediate Group. The beginners group will use the Toppers, club RS Tera’s and Vision.

The dates are as follows:
April 30th, May 7th, May 14th, May 21st
Half Term
June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, July 9th
Summer Break
Sept 10th, Sept 17th, Sept 24th, Oct 1st, Oct 8th, Oct 15th, Oct 22nd

We ask that people sign up for at least a half term at a time so that we can plan for numbers
and activities accordingly. Cost £25 per person per session. Please return booking forms and
payment details to the office.

Adult non-members can join the club on a trial basis at the cost of £50, this membership can
only be taken for one school term and is for weekday use of the club only.

If you have any questions please contact George Rice, the Sailing Manager in the office on
01243 512400 or sailing@itchenorsailingclub.co.uk

Click here to download the explanatory leaflet


Wednesday Evening Junior Training

Informal parent led junior training evenings will return on Wednesdays from 30th April. The aim of the sessions is to have as much fun as possible and improve sailing skills. There will be a small cost to cover the cost of a trainer and support boat.

Junior non-members can join in but must become short term trial members at the cost of £20. This membership can be taken for one school term only and covers weekday use of the Club.

Anyone interested should contact the Club on 01243 512400 or click here to e-mail


BRAND NEW DECKING

Posted 2nd April 2014

Huge thanks to the working parties who have replaced some of the decking over the winter months.


XOD 'POINTS WEEK'

Posted 31st March 2014

Please click here to download the NOR


MIRROR TRAINING WEEKS

Posted 20th March 2014

Forms for the ever popular Mirror Training Weeks are available now.

You can download them here - or on their respective Mirror pages

MTW application form

Mirror Instructor opportunities form


ISC SUMMER PARTY - Saturday 19th July

Following the success of last year we are once again organising an ISC Summer Party which promises to be even bigger and better than before.

We have just booked the band Urban Central, a fantastic five-piece pop rock band who cover some of the greatest party floor-fillers from the 60s to 2000s.

They have recorded with Toyah, The Average White Band, Richard Cottle, Bucks Fizz, The Sweet, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, among many others.

Book now for an evening of wonderful food, great company and the chance to dance your socks off. Price to be confirmed.


RS200 WINTER WARMER

Posted 3rd March 2014

Please click here to read the RS200 Winter Warmer report

Please click here to see the results


BART'S BASH - ANYONE INTERESTED? LET'S HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN

Posted 19th February 2014

BACKGROUND ON BART'S BASH

Click here to read the full article

The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is planning a monster sized attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for 'The Largest Sailing Event' in the World Ever, which we are calling 'Bart's Bash'!

Sir Ben Ainslie enthused "We have been overwhelmed with the support from the sailing community for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. We firmly hope this event will inspire sailors young and old, beginners to professionals with clubs getting involved to capture people's imagination and create thousands of Guinness World Record Holders" Iain Percy OBE added "I am positive that it will not only receive enormous support from the UK but worldwide support too, it's going to be a colossal event and a great fun way to get thousands of people on the water at the same time whilst raising money for the Foundation".

The date to save for 'Bart's Bash' is Sunday 21st September.

www.bartsbash.co.uk

For more information please contact Tim Anderton by emailing time@bartsbash.co.uk


ISC WIN CAM CUP AT GRAFFHAM

Posted 17th February 2014

Itchenor Sonicboom finished worthy winners, from a field of 19 teams that included two from Ireland, in a superb Cam Cup held at Grafham Water on Sunday 16 February 2014 – organised by Cambridge University.

Please click here to read this article


RYA SAFETY ADVISORY NOTICE 2014

Posted 5th February 2014

It's probably worth reading this before you take to the water this season. You can download it by clicking here.


RS200 WINTER WARMER

Posted 4th February 2014

This weekend we finally managed to kick off the Itchenor Winter Warmer.

Whilst Saturday was a blow out with gusts of nearly 40 knots and a tide that came well over the jetty, Sunday proved to be a perfect 12-16 knots with a strong tide. RO Roger Yeoman managed to fit in 4 back to back 20 minute races in a corner by Rookwood.

In the 1st race it was slightly pin end bias and Ben Palmer & Lucy Preston went off winning that end however it was not enough to get across the midline starters and it was George Yeoman & Sophie Ormsby who led at the top mark followed by Ben & Lucy. By lap 3 Tim Saxton & Holly Scott had managed to pull through to 2nd place and Ben & Lucy finished 3rd.

Boom cam video from race 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hECjVxly8mk

Race 2 again was slightly pin end bias and this time George & Sophie who won the pin however could not quite get across the starboard tackers again. So it was Ben & Lucy at the top mark 1st but George & Sophie just managed to squeeze inside to block the tack, however ended up hitting the mark after misjudging the tide. This meant Ben & Lucy led from James Rusden & Will Rusden, followed by Tim & Holly. On the run the Rusdens managed to speeze past Ben & Lucy to take the lead which they extended till the finish.

Boom cam video from race 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umDwhyGbi4k

Race 3 was starboard end bias and George & Sophie managed to come in late and squeeze out Nick Charles at the boat end. After a bit of a tacking dual up the beat it was George & Sophie followed by Nick and this stayed the way the whole way round the course with a bit of elastic keeping them together. While a close race between the Rusdens, Tim & Holly and Ben & Lucy rounded off the top 5.

Boom cam video from race 3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYaRbnKB6Dc

Race 4 was a fairly square line with Tim & Holly winning the pin and George & Sophie winning the boat end. Tim & Holly decided to tack early and duck the Rusdens and George & Sophie and this ended paying off as they came in on the starboard lay line to lead at the top mark. A tacking match up the next few beats led to Tim & Holly held on to their lead whilst being closely followed by George & Sophie. The Rusdens finished 3rd.

Boom cam video from race 4:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnkBlk-nF48

The final over all placings were:

George & Sophie 1, 5, 1, 2 = 9
Tim & Holly 2, 3, 4, 1 = 10
James & Will 5, 1, 3, 3 = 12

Next weekend is the 1/2 March hopefully we will see you all then!


420 Training and update

Posted 26th January 2014

Four ISC boast have qualified into the transition squad for 420s. Katie and Izzy Davies , Lucy Mellors. Millie Moss and Jo Kalderon. The girls will be training over the next couple of months ready for the Youth Nationals in Weymouth, the French Nationals in July and the UK nationals at Hayling.

With X gen training for mirrors, 6 further boats in the Mirror development squad and six more Mirrors in the National Junior squad our junior and youth strategy which we set out four years ago is clearly starting to work.


EAST HEAD MANAGEMENT UPDATE

Posted 6th January 2014

This article is courtesy of the Chichester Harbour Conservancy - and we think will be of interest to many members.

"As part of our Coastal Management strategy, we have agreed the first steps which will be carried out to reduce the risk of a breach of the delicate part of the sand spit known as The Hinge at East Head.

The work is planned to start in January 2014 (weather permitting) and will be carried out under the aegis of the East Head Coastal Issues Advisory Group (EHCIAG). EHCIAG was set up to manage the Adaptive Management process at East Head and includes a range of organisations, stakeholders and experts in coastal environmental management that are listed below.

Our overall strategy is called "Adaptive Management" which involves taking steps to achieve equilibrium between the sea and the land with a workable strategy to avoid a breach at The Hinge, and to maintain public access to East Head.

The work will be carried out by engineers from Chichester District Council and will consist of:

1. Removing failed gabions (the wire baskets holding the stones) with the stones being left naturally on the beach at the western end.

2. Adjusting the height of some of the groynes (the horizontal planks going out to sea), and replace and repair some others to enhance the collection or movement of sand and shingle.

This is to allow a natural process to occur which will include some erosion and some natural rebuilding of material at this area. As the beach area moves back, it is envisaged that a more natural beach shape will form providing a better profile for long term protection of the immediate area.

Planning consent is also being sought to allow recharges with sand and shingle at The Hinge from time to time to keep a safe width and height at the critical point. The area is monitored regularly and EHCIAG works closely together to ensure that the area is actively managed. "


JUNIOR SAILING

With 6 Itchenor boats selected for the RYA National Squad and another 6 selected for the South Area Development Squad, time to focus on our pipeline or next generation squad. 9 Itchenor mirrors assembled at 9.00am on Saturday 23rd November for the first weekend in a 10 day race training programme designed to bring our younger mirror sailors up from sailors who can competently sail around a course to sailors who can race around a course. In near perfect training conditions, coaches Charlotte Fitzgerald and Charlie Warren, supported by Emily Heath and Gemma Webb focussed on boat handling skills, including tacking, gybing and spinnaker handling. A testament to the success of the weekend were the happy, smiling children despite the cold, a few capsizes and a couple of attempts to use the yet to be completed new slipway!

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2014


Bart's Bash
Sunday 21st September

Laying Up Supper
1st November

Firecracker
8th-9th November

2015

Junior Fortnight
27th July to 7th August 2015