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Junior Fortnight 2023

Published 12:46 on 11 Aug 2023

200 young competitors aged between 8 and 18, their families and 120 boats competed in this year's Junior Fortnight at Itchenor Sailing Club.

Unlike the 2022 event which had been wall to wall sunshine the event was characterised by two weeks of rain and strong winds. Despite the weather, spirits were not dampened and competitors were treated to exhilarating and highly competitive racing in the beautiful backdrop of Chichester Harbour accompanied by a fun social programme after racing. On one of the windier days the younger Mirror and Topper sailors were taken up harbour to the more protected water off Chichester Marina and alternative shore-based activities were organised for Windy Wednesday in the second week when all sailing had to be abandoned.

The youngest helms completed Mirror Family Fun Week in the first week where they sailed with a parent or an older crew. This was won by Finn Kameen, crewed by his mother Laura. 

All other fleets; Mirrors Non-Spinnaker, Mirrors Spinnaker, Toppers, Feva XLs, Laser Radials and 420s raced in a two week series where the standard of the racing was very high.

Run almost entirely by parent volunteers, the organisers have laid on a great social programme with a competitor supper every evening and all the usual favourites including slippery pole, an orienteering event, Talent Night, a Club Tropicana party and a GlastonSea Festival.

On Wednesday 2 August club member and past JF competitor, Tom Holloway, delivered an awe inspiring talk on his recently completed double handed Fastnet Race on a J99 sharing video clips and stories about his wet and windy experience. 

Prize winners:

  • Mirror Family Fun Week - 1st overall - Finn and Laura Kameen
  • Mirror Non-Spinnaker - 1st overall and the Cygnet Trophy - George Bayliss and Monty Fry
  • Mirror Spinnaker Silver - 1st overall and the Itchenor Porringer Trophy - Martha Becker and Fleur Baker
  • Mirror Spinnaker Gold - 1st overall and the Pram Challenge Cup - Felix Gladman and Jack Gardener
  • Mirrors 4 Trophy for overall winners of the Mirror Spinnaker qualification series - Sophie Fox and Florence Lewin
  • Topper AM including the John Fisher Mug, Leaver Topper and Jean-Andree Marroquin Trophy - Tate Kump
  • Topper PM 5.3 including the Bullock Mug Flora Holloway
  • Topper PM 5.3 for the Fisher Mug Barnaby Everett
  • Topper PM 4.2 including the Fox Mug and Little Lady Trophy - Jack Gardener
  • Feva XL - 1st overall and the week one trophy, Greville-Williams Clock, Wooden Challice and the Supercup - Ed Upton-Brown and Scarlett Gladman
  • Laser Radial - 1st overall and the week one trophy, Wootton Laser Trophy and Houghton Cup - Isobel Fisher
  • International 420 - 1st overall and the Bantham Cock - Ed Timberlake and Fred Langhorne
  • International 420 - Mason Trophy - Effie Grant and Bas Bush
  • International 420 - Grenelli Goblet and Supercup - Zac Shepherd and Arthur Southall
  • Duck Egg Cup - Jasper and Samuel Severne 
  • Wooden Dolphin - Izzy Perry and Sacha Hill-Norton. 
  • Emma Jenkins Trophy - Joy Wickens
  • Hartley Cup Anu Stone

For Junior Fortnight images & videos CLICK HERE - a massive thank you to HGP Media for capturing the fortnight!

Last updated 10:46 on 25 June 2024

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