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    22 Oct 2020: Solent Sunbeams; Surviving and Thriving Despite COVID-19

    The historic Solent Sunbeam fleet, which boasts 97-year-old wooden keelboats through to brand-new GRP hulls, has experienced one of its best sailing seasons despite the shadow of Covid-19 and a late start to the season. The fleet has enjoyed some of its largest ever turnouts at its Covid-secure racing events as well as the extra bonus of new family groups spending quality time together on Chichester Harbour. As soon as the

    Published 00:00 on 22 Oct 2020

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    07 Sept 2020: Itchenor Keelboat Week Sunbeams Race Report

    Itchenor Keelboat Week Day 1 Not for the first time this year the wind forecast was spot on with Windguru indicating a maximum of 7 knots for the first day of Itchenor Keelboat Week. Unfortunately, that occurred shortly after the start and the wind generally abated during the rest of the morning. 14 Sunbeams out of the 20 entered chose to make the best of the light winds. Race Officer

    Published 00:00 on 7 Sep 2020

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    23 August 2020: Large fleets for Itchenor mid August keelboat regatta

    Large fleets for Itchenor mid August keelboat regatta August 17t h - 21 st 2020 After the preceding weeks of light winds and baking temperatures the keelboat sailors of Itchenor Sailing Club welcomed the stronger winds of last week. In fact their prayers for wind were somewhat too effective as two days were lost to the excesses of Storm Ellen. Fifty classic keelboats

    Published 00:00 on 23 Aug 2020

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    23 July 2020: Sunbeam Mini Race Week Day 3

    Chittagong Race Report and results - Day 3 The final race in the series was raced in fresher conditions han the first two days with a south-westerly wind varying in strength from 13-18 knots. PRO Peter Taylor set a line near Park with a beat to a special mark near East Head. The flood tide was running and the the majority of the fleet chose the itchenor side with

    Published 00:00 on 23 Jul 2020

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    22 July 2020: Sunbeam Mini Race Week Day 2

    Chittagong Race Report and results - Day 2 It was another lovely morning for the second day of racing for the Chittagong Cup with 17 boats in attendance. PRO Peter Taylor again set a line near Camber beacon with a short beat to a special mark near East Head. With the flood tide running and a fluctuating 8-10 knots of wind, the fleet was not quite as spread out

    Published 00:00 on 22 Jul 2020

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    21 July 2020: Sunbeam Mini Race Week Day 1

    Chittagong Race Report and results - Day 1. The racing season finally got underway today with the first of the series of races for the Chittagong Cup. A beautiful summer's morning greeted the 14 Sunbeams who decided to start the first of the season's trophy series following a delayed start. PRO Peter Taylor set a line near Camber beacon with a short beat to a special

    Published 00:00 on 21 Jul 2020

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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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