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    15 August 2015: Cowes Week Round Up

    * Lass wins XOD class again. * Hugo Sloper, Izzy FitzGerald and Emma Spruce sailing Marengo (Swallow) win Under 25 Trophy. Swallow, Swift, racing hard. Lisa McDannell (22) is racing her third Cowes Week, this time on Swift (Swallow). She says the Aberdeen Asset Management's Under 25 Youth is a fantastic initiative for young teams like hers who would otherwise not

    Published 14:23 on 15 Aug 2015

  • 10 August 2015: Junior Fortnight Round up

    Lots of fun and competitive racing at Itchenor Sailing Club Junior Fortnight 2015 For over 50 years Itchenor Sailing Club's Junior Fortnight has provided an opportunity for young people to test their skills in competitive one design dinghy racing. 2015 proved to be no exception with 230 competitors, ranging from eight to eighteen. High winds on the first Monday and Tuesday meant that sailing started on the Wednesday. The race committee set two

    Published 14:23 on 10 Aug 2015

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    8 August 2015: International 420 Worlds

    Three 420s crewed by Itchenor sailors headed out to Karatsu, Kyushu, Japan for over 2 weeks in mid July as part of the 10 boat GBR team taking part in the 420 worlds. What an amazing venue and cultural insight it was for the sailors. They sailed in a beautiful bay, surrounded by a 16th century castle and a modern nuclear power station, were greeted by the friendliest locals practising their limited English wherever

    Published 14:23 on 8 Aug 2015

  • 2 August 2015: Household Division YC Regatta Cowes on 1 August 2015

    This year the Household Division regatta reverted to its normal date on the Saturday before Cowes Week. It is open to racing day boats from all Solent and adjacent Clubs and several Itchenor boats and sailors enjoyed a 2 hour race in sparkling conditions with a force 4 gusting 5 WSW wind. The Classic Week boats that went home on Friday missed a treat. The race was run from the Royal London YC using

    Published 14:23 on 2 Aug 2015

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    15 July 2015: Schools Week Event Report 2015

    Record numbers for Itchenor Sailing Club's Schools Week Championships A record 270 young sailors descended on Itchenor Sailing Club for the 63rd National Schools Sailing Championships last week. On Monday, 162 thirteen and fourteen year old Feva sailors arrived at the club, for the JDX Consulting Schools Championships. They were greeted by what was described by the locals as a vintage Chichester Harbour summer's day, with changeable weather forecasts, promising a challenge

    Published 14:23 on 14 Jul 2015

  • 11 July 2015: National Swallow Class / National Championships

    In a dominant display over a weekend of highly varied weather conditions, Gwaihir helmed by Mike Wigmore won the Swallow national championships hosted by Itchenor Sailing Club. Saturday's courses were set up in Brackesham Bay and the 20 boat fleet were sent away for race one in awkward conditions a confused sea and wind that was swinging 30 degrees with little warning. Ka Nyenga (Mike Robinson) plugged away on port tack to make

    Published 13:48 on 12 Jul 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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    8 June 2015: RS200 Open Meeting June 2015

    One of the biggest open meetings on the RS200 calendar, Itchenor Sailing Club hosted their annual RS200 Open last weekend which saw just under 40 boats take part. With contrasting conditions over the weekend, the event tested everyone to the best of their ability. Saturday greeted the sailors with 18-­25 knots and with the forecast for Sunday looking poor five races were held. The first race saw a battle of former champions, Matt Mee

    Published 13:50 on 8 Jun 2015

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    21 May 2015: Good turnout of Swallows at Itchenor Sailing Club

    The Swallow class at Itchenor Sailing Club regards the competition for the Norman Moore trophy as one of the highlights of the year. This was demonstrated by the size of the fleet and the closeness of the racing 20 boats turned out and in the end just 3 points separated the top four. Patience was the watchword on Saturday morning as winds were very light and tides strong. The race finally got going

    Published 14:23 on 22 May 2015

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    7 May 2015: Classic keel boats out in force at Itchenor Sailing Club

    In distinctly unseasonal conditions over 50 classic keel boats from Itchenor Sailing Club demonstrated their resilience to cool temperatures, big winds and heavy rain to enjoy tough and exciting racing over the bank holiday weekend -­ the biggest fleets the club has seen so far this year. From the outset last year's form boats were out in front in the 19 strong Swallow fleet as they battled for the prestigious Royal Yacht Club de

    Published 14:23 on 9 May 2015

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