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Chichester Rally
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Start Date/Time:
14 May 2022
End Date/Time:
15 May 2022
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
Where:
Itchenor Sailing Club
Organiser:
Paul Ryan (o/c "Altair")
Location:
Solent
Description:

Sat 14th May 1030hrs HW
Chichester Harbour, moorings available either on the Itchenor harbour conservancy pontoon, locatedd upstream from the sailing club ,or pick up a mooring bouy.
They are 6 large white bouys and up to 6 similiar sixe boats can raft up.

We are planning an afternoon stroll along one of the wonderful footpaths towards either Dell Quay or The West Witterings.

Dinner is currently in the planning stages either in the Itchenor Sailing Club or The Ship Pub
(more details to follow as soon as i have them)

Sunday leisurly breakfast and remainder of the day is yours.

There is a midweek rally planned by Martin Watson (P27 Frith) for Dell Quay sailing club for Tuesday 17th, so for those planning to stay on and join in, perhaps a night at East Head beach for an Inpromptu BBQ.


Look forward to seeing you


Paul and Sarah Ryan
"Altair" (O/C)

 

Please see helpful information from Peter Dann (seal member and member of Itchenor sailing club) who has been helping with rally arrangements.

Dear all

 

Everyone at Itchenor SC is looking forward to welcoming you on Saturday. Here are some notes and guidance.

 

Navigation: if you’re not familiar with Chichester Harbour do consult the pilot book! For those that are, be aware that LW is 1610 so you will be punching ebb all the way. The worst is easily avoided in a Parker or Seal by keeping well out of the marked channel but if you are approaching Itchenor around LW don’t play too loose with the starboard hand buoys approaching the Itchenor Fairway: you should be fine inside two but perhaps not the innermost one unless you have a hand on the keel and an eye on the depth. The Club is the third set of jetties right after the shingle hard and harbour office. You can choose from one of four big white visitors’ buoys just downstream of the club (I’ll hopefully put Blue Moon on one to be sociable and help identify them) where we can raft up as required, or you can head a few hundred yards further upstream past the new small-boat pontoon and tie onto the visitors’ pontoon (NB it is not walk-ashore, and the further end is reserved for local boats). The club ferry will be available to bring you ashore: if you can’t attract his attention do call the office on 01243 512400 and they will send him out to you. If you’d rather bring your tender ashore please use the small upstream tender pontoon if the tide allows and it hasn’t been taken away yet (we’re rebuilding the jetties at the moment). If it isn’t available use the main jetty and bring the dinghy up the wooden ramps onto the stage.

 

Saturday: lunch will be available in the club and Paul is planning a walk out to East Head in the afternoon to enjoy the views and the wildlife, and to work up an appetite for the obligatory Itchenor Tea. The bar is open all afternoon, and we’ll plan to meet for drinks on the lawn from 6 before an informal club supper. Please email me peter@the-nursery.net with numbers for supper by noon on Wednesday.  The ferry runs until 6.30pm but I have arranged to borrow it to ferry you back to the boats (on condition of staying mildly sober). There are of course showers (and baths if you know where to look).

 

Sunday: breakfast is served from 0815. I’ll have use of the ferry from then, but will heading off to East Head by boat soon after with some young friends for a bucket and spade expedition which children of any age are very welcome to join! If you are staying on (for instance to join the Dell Quay trip on Tuesday) you are very welcome to use the club all day but note that it closes at 7pm and there is no supper. Luckily The Ship in the village is a two-minute walk and has good food and beer; it might be wise to book. NB there are no shops in Itchenor, or indeed any of the harbour villages except Emsworth (although I dare say Philip Lindsell knows of a ditch you can crawl up to a farm shop that opens for an hour at high water).

 

If you have any questions at all, or bright ideas, do email me and don’t hesitate to phone for help/advice/ferrying on the day: 07976 951177.

 

UPDATE

Chichester conservancy hope to fit us in on the visitors pontoon as mentioned by Peter above - no guarentees but fingers crossed .

Rates are as follows:-

 

The Overnight fees are as follows –

 

Vessels up to 9m £11 per night.  Vessels between 9.01 and 14m £13 per night.

 

Harbour Dues Weekend rate –

 

5-10m £7.00  10.01 – 12m £8.

 

Regards

 

Jeff

 

Jeff Riley

Moorings Officer

01243 510000

 

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As an active, friendly club with almost 350 members, it organises rallies, social events and an annual race around the Isle of Wight.

Seals and Parkers are British-built yachts, ranging in length from 21' to 33', mostly with lifting keels. They started with the Seal 22 in 1970, built by John Baker, and followed by the Seal 28 and Super Seal 26. In 1981, Bill Parker took over the range and added the Parker 21, Parker 27 and Parker 31. These then evolved into a high-quality range of cruiser-racers built by Parker Lift-Keel Yachts - the trailable Parker 235, the Parker 285 and the Parker 335. In 2009, Parker Lift-Keel yachts ceased trading.

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