Exciting Hoptons International 14 racing. Click here to download NOR for Hoptons, Gallon and RBYC 2013 meetings.
Image courtesy Peter Arnold
SWALLOW TEAM RACING SUNDAY 19th MAY
Posted 20th May 2013
Oxford and Cambridge Sailing Society win the prestigious Stewart Morris Trophy
report will follow soon.
SUNBEAM OPEN DAY
Posted 19th May 2013
The Sunbeams held their very well attended Open Day on Saturday 18th May. 11 guests joined the Class for some memorable sailing and racing on a perfect wind & weather day. They both crewed and helmed and enjoyed the welcome and hospitality of the Class and Club. Hopefully this will increase the numbers in this growing Class as both crew and new owners.
For those who couldn't make it today, please come along another day. We race on a Thursday evening, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Call Ian on 07967 969112 to get on a boat. http://www.solentsunbeam.co.uk/ for more details.
Members will be sad to learn of the recent death of David Darley. He is survived by Doreen and his daughters Judi and Nicky. The funeral will be at St Nicolas’, Itchenor at 3pm on Wednesday May 29th.
SOLENT SUNBEAM OPEN DAY
Saturday 18th May
Posted 10th May 2013
The Solent Sunbeams are having an Open Day on Saturday 18th May 10am-5pm. Whether you are interested in crewing, owning, helming or generally finding out more about this friendly class and membership of Itchenor Sailing Club, come along from 10am. There is even an opportunity for you to sail on the day in the beautiful surroundings of Chichester Harbour.
A classic keelboat, the largest of the Alfred Westmacott designs, the Solent Sunbeams at Itchenor range from 90 years’ old to the new all-GRP and newly epoxied yachts. They feature beautiful lines with great handling across the whole wind spectrum and offer highly competitive racing as a friendly small class. They race at Cowes for Classic Week and Cowes Week each year as well as in Chichester Harbour.
27 yachts are based at Itchenor, racing from March through to the end of October 3-4 times a week, and three more GRP hulls are to be made this year - so there are plenty of opportunities to get on the water.
The Sunbeams offer regular training mornings during the season and there is a busy and varied social calendar throughout the year, including beach barbeques, champagne cocktail parties and the ever-popular post racing tea on the lawn. For the 90th Anniversary this year there will also be a spectacular Ball for 300 guests.
The Open Day on Saturday 18th May will give anyone interested in joining an opportunity to meet the helms and crew, go out on the boats or just watch the action from the jetty or from a support boat. You will also have the chance to be shown round the facilities at the prestigious Grade II listed Clubhouse.
Please call to register your place as spaces are limited on 01243 512400. If you wish to sail please come with suitable clothes and footwear. Lifejackets can be provided
NEW! Itchenor Keelboat Invitation Weekend for Bembridge keelboats 1st & 2nd June.
Posted 12th May 2013
We are honoured to have some Bembridge Redwings (10 boats) and 6 Bembridge One Designs (BOD's) coming over to Itchenor on Sat 1st June for the first time in their history!
They are racing over for lunchtime. We will then do a bit of swapping of crews with the Itchenor keelboat fleets and go out for our Class Harbour racing with guests on board and vice versa. Back for tea and then a formal dinner for everyone - Please book in early for this at the office as space will be at a premium (01243 512400) and we want our guests to get to know us all better and make them welcome. We have two wonderful paintings to present to the winners of each Class too.
Sunday morning 2nd June - meet early for breakfast at the Club, collect packed lunches and all go to boats for Keelboat Out of Harbour Racing. The Bembridge keelboats will return home.
INTERNATIONAL 14's NOR for GALLON, HOPTONS AND RBYC
Posted 12th May 2013
If you sail an International 14 then you need to click this link to download the NOR for the Gallon, Hoptons and RBYC races.
MIRROR OPEN MEETING 22nd and 23rd June 2013
Posted 10th May 2013
CHICHESTER YACHT CLUB REGATTA - Sunday 9th June
Posted 10th May 2013
This is always a great event and well worth supporting.
MAX MIRROR MISSION
Posted 5th May 2013
There are some nice images by Mary Pudney from Max Mirror Mission. Please click here to go to our photography area.
FIREFLY OPEN MEETING Saturday and Sunday 29th and 30th JUNE
Posted 5th May 2013
MIRROR TRAINING WEEKS 2013
Posted 1st May 2013
Application forms for the ever-popular Mirror Training Weeks are now online. Please click here to go to the Mirror Training Weeks page.
1948 gold medallist David Bond passes away
David Bond, the last surviving British gold medallist from the 1948 London Olympic Games, has died. The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) described his passing as a 'great sadness'. Mr Bond, who lived in Falmouth, passed away peacefully at home at the end of March, shortly before his 91st birthday.
He claimed Olympic gold in the Swallow class at Torquay with helm Stewart Morris on the last occasion the Olympic Games were staged in Great Britain, winning by a tight margin in the last race at the so-called post-war ‘Austerity Games’.
Mr Bond and Mr Morris never sailed together again after their 1948 triumph, but their feats were relived during the 2012 Olympic celebrations, during which time Mr Bond met with Britain’s modern-day sailing hero Ben Ainslie at their mutual hometown of Falmouth during the RYA’s Sail for Gold exhibition, which celebrated Britain’s rich Olympic sailing heritage.
Posted 18th April 2013
Interested in earning some money and helping teach some of the younger members how to race? We need a variety of instructors for Mirror Training Weeks and also Max Mirror.
SCHOOLS WEEK 2013
Posted 15th April 2013
Notice of Race and Entry Forms are now on the website for both the Junior Feva event 24/25th June and the Senior 420/Firefly event 26-28 June. Please click here to go the Schools Week pages.
For the Senior event, we are currently expecting upwards of 40 Fireflies and 420’s from 18 schools. The list of schools that have expressed interest so far is on the website, click here to see who has entered so far.
Please let me know if you are aware of a school that is considering entering that is not in this list so I can contact them. Please also let me know (if we haven’t been in touch already) if you would be willing to provide free accommodation to our visiting competitors/teachers - this is always very much appreciated by our visitors. A number of people have offered already but we still need more!
For all queries and enquiries about the Senior 420/Firefly event please please contact the coordinator Charles Hyatt on 07967 221997 or click to email
JUNIOR FORTNIGHT 2013
Posted 13th April 2013
Entry forms are now online
Closing date: 12 noon 14th June 2013
Entries received after that time may be accepted at the discretion of the JF Committee and will be subject to a £50.00 late entry charge.
COMMUNITY NOTICE - LOCK UP YOUR ENGINES
Posted 8th April 2013
Non-Emergency contact number 101 - Emergency 999
Between Saturday 30 March - Saturday 6 April a white plastic Walker Bay 10ft Dinghy was stolen from Bosham Quay.
During the late night hours of Friday 5 April an attempt was made to steal a boat engine from a property on Wophams Lane, Birdham. Officers attended but were unable to locate the vehicle that drove from the scene.
· Your boat should always be viewed as an attractive opportunity for thieves. Ensure all high valuable items are either locked away or out of site. If you keep your boat secured to a trailer on the drive at your home please ensure that you anchor it to the ground in such a way that it would be impossible to steal. Do not leave the outboard attached and also consider reinforced, embedded, lockable blocking posts.
· Do not leave outboards attached to dinghies. If possible, take your outboard and dinghy home but ensure it is locked adequately.
· Consider a boat alarm and seek expert advice when buying one. What do you want it to do? For instance - if your system tells you that someone is on your boat will you be in a position to respond to it?
· Mark all items distinctively, in a unique way that only you would recognise if you were asked to identify it. Marks must be difficult to remove and out of sight, record serial numbers and any oddities.
· Take good, clear photographs of all your equipment with close-ups of any unique marks and keep them for easy future reference. If items are clearly marked it is a less attractive item to sell. If it can't be sold - why steal it?
· If you visit boat jumbles, car boot sales or other markets and see equipment which appears suspicious, (serial numbers or distinctive markings erased), please notify us. Tell us what the item is and why you think it's suspicious. Check out the seller: name, description, any vehicle details, phone numbers?
· Speak to other boat owners on your pontoon or berth. Exchange contact details and look out for each other's interests!
Visit www.stolenboats.org.uk for a current list of stolen boats and marine equipment. If you think it's suspicious - report it!
WELCOME TO MOLLY AND ALCHEMY
Posted 1st April 2013
Two new Solent Sunbeams were recently launched at Itchenor for the start of the 2013 season. Molly and Alchemy are the fifth and sixth examples of composite GRP Solent Sunbeam completed since the class expansion programme began in 2010. The Sunbeams - beautiful classic racing keelboats date from 1923 and Mark Harvey, co-owner with his wife Nicola of Alchemy, described the Sunbeam as “the queen of the enduring Alfred Westmacott’s Solent classic dayboat class designs.“
Alchemy V65 and Molly V66 - All Sunbeam class yachts traditionally have names ending in the letter "Y" - are absolute perfection in craftsmanship by Haines Boatyard and are fully prepared for a full seasons racing programme of over 80 races which will include three one week championship series. Cowes Classic Week, AAM Cowes Week,and Itchenor Points Week at home here in Chichester Harbour.
Three further new boats will begin building this summer raising the Itchenor Solent Sunbeam fleet to 30 boats by the beginning of the 2014 season.
RYA GENERAL GUIDANCE 2013
Posted 18th March
This is a very useful RYA page that includes links to the changes to the Racing Rules (2013) as well as Small Boat Safety Regulations. Worth looking at.
SWALLOW CLASS BURSARIES
Posted 7th March
As usual The Swallow Class is offering two bursaries - one for Cowes Week ( August 3 - 10 ) and one for The Swallow Nationals ( July 13 - 14 ) at Bembridge. The Bursaries are open to any sailor aged 18 - 30 whether or not members of Itchenor Sailing Club.
The bursaries each cover the cost of the entry and mooring for the event and the Cowes Week bursary includes a contribution towards the class dinner. We will facilitate the loan of a boat.
Swallow Class bursaries have been taken up by a variety of sailors over recent years , giving great racing in a classic dayboat to a young sailor and sharpening up the competition for the existing fleet. Last years Bursary boat was Goosander sailed by Guy Stephens; Phil Derry and Chris Young from Oxford University YC. They finished 5th overall
To discuss or apply please contact Andrew |Reid on 01753 890 258 ; email@example.com. A surcharge on Cowes entries comes into force on Monday May 27th. Under 25's may be eligible for a free entry and kit.
RACING AND STAGE BERTH FEES AND APPLICATION FORM (PINK FORM)
Posted 18th February 2013
Have you applied for your stage berth yet? If not you could download a copy of the Pink Form by clicking here.
Posted 15th February 2013
Duty man is now live, All members will have received a welcome email from duty man. For those that have been allocated a duty a second email has been sent with details of duty type and date.
Members eligible for duties
Please log in and check your duty dates using the link at the bottom of your welcome email.
This can also be accessed via this link http://www.dutyman.biz/dmmain.aspx?id=I0001953 or clicking on the club website sailing tab then duty man.
To confirm or request a duty swap.
Once logged in select the calendar view and your duties will be highlighted in red. Click on this date (your duty will be highlighted in red) and click on the Info button next to the duty type.
A selection will appear, simply click ”confirm send reminder“ or “swap requested” .
This will be updated automatically and you will not need to inform the club office that you are available to do your duty or are requesting a swap.
It is important that members confirm their duty, the office will call members a week prior to their duty if this has not been selected.
To swap duties with another member
Once logged in, click on the duty that you wish to swap. The swap symbol will be showing on all swaps that have been made available.
Click on the duty(ies) that you would like to swap with (Max 20), Dutyman automatically emails sent all parties until a swap is agreed.
Once agreed the system will automatically update with the new duties.
Due to changes of categories of membership a few duties have now become available. If your duty is not suitable, you can also swap your duty with “volunteer required” which is listed as a 'member' within Dutyman. An email will be sent to the club office who can accept your offer of a swap.
Paid duties or Additional duties.
If you are unable to do your duty, we have a number of members on a paid duty list available from the members section of the club website.
If a member has also agreed to do your duty as an additional the same procedure is followed.
The member that has agreed to do the duty must log in to duty man and select “ Volunteer for duty “ on the right hand side and select the duty they have agreed to do.
This will then be automatically updated.
Dutyman is able to send group emails by duty preference such as Principal Race Officer and Support Boat Driver. Details of the training courses available to members will be sent via the duty man system next week.
Paid Duty List
Posted 14th February 2013
There are a number of members that are not able to attend their duty and will normally arrange to pay another member to do that duty.
If you would like to be added to the paid duty list please fill in the form (click here to download) and send it to the club office.
It is essential that you supply a powerboat 2 and a valid first aid certificate date.
Posted 1st February 2013
Schools Week will again be running this year. Please see the highlights on the website by clicking here
So far, Dulwich, Kings, Magdalen, Oundle, Sevenoaks, Sherborne, St Pauls, Stamford, Tonbridge and Winchester have expressed interest, most with confirmed numbers of Fireflies and/or 420’s. Alastair Shaw will be PRO.
For any queries on the Firefly/420 event, please contact the co-ordinator Charles Hyatt on 07967 221997 or by email by clicking here.
Last year’s sponsors MTGY (details at http://www.mindthegapyear.com/?agent=MTgw) have generously again agreed to sponsor the event this year – for some pictures they took last year please see http://mindthegapyear.com/Sponsorship/
ISC MEMBER DICK BATT ELECTED TO ISAF COUNCIL
Posted 11th November 2012
Congratulations to ISC member Dick Batt on his election to the ISAF Council.
Note from Dick: This weekend, at the end of the ten-day ISAF Annual Conference in Dublin, I was appointed to the ISAF Council as one of Group A's two council delegates. (The other is John Crebbin who represents Ireland.) We represent the International interests if the RYA and the ISA respectively within the international governing body of the sport.
LAYING UP SUPPER – SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER
Roger Wickens wins Burnford Needle
Ed Fitzgerald wins Mends Cup
Posted 29th October 2012
126 members and guests enjoyed the Laying Up Supper on Saturday evening at which many of the classes end of season trophies were awarded. Two of the Club's main prizes were also awarded.
The Burnford Needle was won by Roger Wickens for his services to the Club and Sunbeam Class - click this link for the full citation.
There were three strong contenders for the Mends Cup, awarded by the General Committee for the best sailing performance of the year by an ISC Member. Steve and Peter Lawrence had won the XOD Cowes Week Captain's Cup for the second time in three years; and Jonathan Calascione had won the J-109 Class at Cowes Week, the Black Group overall and the Cowes Week overall trophy. However, the Committee felt that the best performance this season was by Ed Fitzgerald for his part in winning the 49er World Youth Championships and bronze medal in the 49er Europeans – click here for more details.
Many congratulations to both Ed and Roger.
|Laying Up Supper October 2012|
SINGLE HANDER POLICY STATEMENT
Posted 22nd October 2012
CELIA HANSELL AND PADDY JEFFERIES WIN MIRROR SOUTHERN TRAVELLER SERIES
Posted 18th October 2012
|Many congratulations to Celia Hansell and Paddy Jefferies who have won the Mirror Southern Traveller Series with Eleanor and Imogen Bellfield finishing third overall and winning the prize for the first All-Girl crew. Fifty five different boats took part across the six individual Mirror Open events which made up the series and hosted by ISC, Chichester and Poole Yacht Clubs, Bosham, Warsash and Hill Head Sailing Clubs.|
ED FITZGERALD and JAMES PETERS WIN 49er WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS
Posted 29th September 2012
Ed Fitz and James Peters win 49er world youth championships (youth is U23) and Bronze medallist at 49er Europeans. See the racing on the knock out finals on http://2012euros.49er.org/ and watch the live video and more by clicking here.
This result lift them into the top table in their pursuit of Gold in Rio. Follow their progress on their face book page...
INAUGURAL INTER CLASS CHALLENGE, 2nd September 2012
Posted 29th September 2012
On Sunday 2nd September the inaugural Inter Class Challenge took place. This involved teams from other classes each borrowing a K6 and competing in four 30 minute back to back races. Conditions were ideal with a wind of 8 - 12 Kts from the west allowing a simple 2 lap windward/leeward course to be set up in the Gallon reach.
Seven classes were represented and racing was extremely competitive with much place changing and some very close finishes. Quality starts were crucial to positions at the first mark and then on the downwind legs the key judgement call was whether to sail low to stay in shallow water or to luff up and get the boat on the plane with the latter definitely favoured when the wind was up. In addition to the mark rounding, the windward and leeward gates also provided great opportunities for aggressive tactics and place changes and some nervous moments for the boat owners sitting on Betivuka.
Jonathon Pudney and Adrian Fisk representing the Mirrors won the series with two firsts, a second and a fourth. John Tremlett and Sally Heatlie from the XODs were second pipping Roger Yeoman and Andy Fitzgerald sailing for the 420s by virtue of an impressive win in the last race breaking the deadlock with each having recorded a first, second, third and fourth. The Swallows (Mike Wigmore and Chris Fox), 14s (Dave Maclean and Andy Penman) and the 200s (Rob Struckett and Andy Pinkham) were all very much in the mix and contributed to the excellent racing. The Sunbeams had a less successful afternoon and should probably have accepted the invitation of a trial sail to perfect their kite recovery routine.
The overall view was that this was a highly enjoyable event fostering inter class competition and friendly rivalry. The K6 worked well as a fun easy boat to step in and sail and a reasonable leveller offering some reassuring lead for the keelboat sailors and asymmetric planning for the dinghy representatives. The intention is to run this again next year with a few refinements.
INTERNATIONAL 14 SUPERCUP AT VELAMARE CLUB, SARDINIA, September 2012
Posted 21st September 2012
SOME OF THE MIRROR NATIONAL VOLUNTEERS
Posted 9th September 2012
|Peter Hansell, Clare Jefferies, Sarah Fitzgerald, Linda Keer, Andy Penman, Claude Partridge, Mike Brooke, Jill Partington, Rachael Struckett, Caroline Gosford, Peter Taylor, Anne Taylor, Adrian Fisk, Alex Webb, Andy Fitzgerald, Amanda Heath, David Peterson, Richard Keers, Kate Weston, Andrew McParland, Adrian Murphy, Guy Partington, Rob Struckett, Mark Struckett
Thank you to a myriad of other volunteers too many to mention individually.
A great gallery of Mirror National photos by Mary Pudney here.
|Mirror Nationals at ISC, August 2012. Photos Mary Pudney|