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    05 Aug 2020: XOD Evening Sailing

    Low tide sailing on Wednesday so X 129 pu t it to the test before the race started, giving Chris Creek the opportunity to be useful and pull them off the mud. Problem was that it started a fashion! Everyone wanted to slide in the mud. Chris was so busy pulling numerous boats off the mud that he ran out of fuel! X 51 would have won if she had a

    Published 00:00 on 5 Aug 2020

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    29 July 2020: XOD Evening Racing

    Goodness me! I'd forgotten what fun sailing is- perfect Wednesday evening racing in about 15 knots of wind dropping slowly with twelve, thirteen, fourteen boats out - I lost count. It was absolutely wonderful to be finally out on the sea gliding through the waves in Merlin, especially with no water pouring in! With a couple of hours tuition from Roger, Felicity and I got on the start line and kept up with the

    Published 00:00 on 3 Aug 2020

  • "Scooping" XODs - Jonathan Clark reflects on 37 years since his first sail in the class

    As I was saying; can it really be 1983 that I first stepped into an XOD with Ivan Coryn to look at the very latest in Hood sail design? As a trapeze boat crew all I can recall is being surprised that when we pulled up the kite on that very windy weekend we did not seem to go a whole lot faster. Sadly I cannot recall which XOD it was that we sailed

    Published 08:29 on 12 Jun 2020

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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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    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

  • 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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