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    16 April 2020: The Story of the GRP Solent Sunbeams

    Itchenor Sailing Club Member and Solent Sunbeam owner, Roger Wickens, has just published the fascinating story behind the GRP Solent Sunbeams. Ten years ago, Sunbeam Class Members at Itchenor realised that the fleet was in danger of falling below the critical mass needed to run a successful class. Local Sunbeam owners and ISC Members, Alan Stannah and Roger Wickens, wondered if a GRP version of the boat would attract new entrants to

    Published 09:00 on 16 Apr 2020

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    25 September 2019: Peter Nicholson sets sail

    Dainty and Cambria at Cannes © Sarah Johnson Bosham-based Peter Nicholson, owner of Solent Sunbeam 'Dainty' hull no. 1, sets off for the annual Regates Royales and Voiles de St Tropez Regattas in the South of France! What started 15 years ago as an unusual and challenging adventure, has become not only an annual event, but one that has created life-enhancing memories, incredible sailing experiences, lifelong friendships, prestigious awards and

    Published 14:23 on 25 Sep 2019

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    6 September 2019: Itchenor Sailing Club welcomes Chichester MP Gillian Keegan for a day out on the water

    Gillian Keegan and her team commenced their visit with a cruise around the harbour with a group of Itchenor's experienced keelboat sailors to learn more about how to sail the Club's renowned XODs and Sunbeams. Gillian Keegan commented: "One of the huge privileges of being a member of Parliament is getting to know how all the different bits of a constituency work. Sailing is something we love and appreciate and it is

    Published 14:34 on 6 Sep 2019

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    29 June 2019: Points Week Winners 2019

    Swallow Harry, Prue and Peter Roome Sunbeam Nick Leach, Martin Evans and Simon O'Hea XOD Colin McKinnon, Ros Hart, Neil Hart

    Published 14:26 on 29 Jun 2019

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    12 August 2018: Itchenor success at Cowes Week

    It is said that winning becomes a habit. For John Tremlett and his crew in the XOD Lass from Itchenor Sailing Club it certainly is just that. At Cowes Week this year John won the prestigious Captain's Cup for the sixth consecutive time - a record. The XOD class has been consistently one of the largest and certainly the most competitive class at Cowes. This year there were 47 other boats to beat, many

    Published 14:23 on 12 Aug 2018

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    19 June 2017: Points Week Report

    Image David Priscott Itchenor Sailing Club's annual Points Week is a tradition that goes back many decades but rarely has there been a more perfect week weather-wise. With beautiful sunshine and changing wind directions, the weather conditions made for interesting and varied racing throughout the week. For the three classic keelboat classes that race during Points Week XODs, Swallows and Sunbeams, race officer Roger Wickens had decreed that racing

    Published 14:23 on 19 Jun 2017

  • 21 September 2015: ISC raises over £750 for Bart's Bash

    Bart's Bash was celebrated in style at Itchenor Sailing Club on Sunday 20th September. In sparkling Chichester Harbour conditions over 50 boats took part with competitors young and old in boats that represented the breadth of the racing classes at Itchenor Sailing Club; from classic keelboats, performance dinghies to Toppers and Mirrors. A carnival atmosphere prevailed both on and off the water with many boats crewed by families. Andrew "Bart" Simpson's friend

    Published 14:32 on 21 Sep 2015

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    4 September 2015: Jacks' Jaunt and Sunbeam Junior Trophy

    The U18 Junior Sunbeam race and U30 Jack's Jaunt were competed for on Bank Holiday Monday. Despite the best efforts of the miserable rain and the consequences of the Reading Festival, five young sailors arrived on time to compete. The race was keenly fought in strong spring tides and brightening light and all had a great race. V12 Argosy, helmed by Harry Gilchrist and crewed by Dad, got away cleanly and was chased by

    Published 14:32 on 4 Sep 2015

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    30 June 2015: Points Week Report

    The Solent Sunbeam class fielded twenty boats from their growing fleet for Itchenor Sailing Club's Points Week and enjoyed some stellar racing. The perfect start and finish lines, and challenging long courses set by race officer Roger Wickens made for racing that was won both on tactics and boat speed. Fluky winds in the mid week caused many place changes, which along with the challenge of solving the tidal streams in different parts of

    Published 14:23 on 30 Jun 2015

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