Bad hair day ! W ell that didn't begin to describe WER . R oger had his hair cut for £ 5 plus 50 p tip. My Covid haircut was , let's just say a lot more. Wind over tide 18 -2 2 knots with 25kn spikes, it felt like 30 k , I was like a drowned rat within seconds .
Published 00:00 on 28 Sep 2020
The Bob Massey Trophy Weekend We've been waiting for a bit of a sailable blow for weeks and we sure got it on Saturday - with sun too and a virtually empty harbour - save for few a 14's careering around. First blood went to Osprey and from start to finish - from round the windward mark (Wear - NE F5) and despite being initially blanketed on the
Published 12:44 on 24 Sep 2020
Please note WER is 5pm this week and there is no catering for midweek suppers . Many thanks to Alistair Impey and David Maclean who ran the race for eleven X boats on another delightful evening . Perfect conditions for a fun race round Itchenor and Wear. X186 won the day, but well done to the guys on X129 who managed to
Published 00:00 on 21 Sep 2020
A small, but quality fleet of ten visiting boats, two from Wales, joined one home boat at Itchenor Sailing Club on the weekend of the 12/13 th September for round 3 of the 2000 class Millennium series. The weather was perfect and provided competitors with champagne sailing conditions and lots of decisions about tides, gusts and shifts. With low tide at approx. 1.20pm, Saturday's racing began on an ebbing tide and
Published 00:00 on 16 Sep 2020
Itchenor Keelboat Week 2020 - Solent Sunbeams Despite the rescheduled date and shortened race programme, the Solent Sunbeam Class enjoyed excellent racing under the superb stewardship of race officer, Roger Wickens, with twenty-one boats racing, the biggest turnout for Keelboat Week for many years. On Day 1 a long start line was laid near the entrance to the Thorney Channel which gave the fleet plenty
Published 11:47 on 13 Sep 2020
Itchenor Keelboat Week was a little delayed this year. In fact it was not week but four days. However, in many respects IKW had most of the elements that have always attracted the largest turnouts of the XOD fleet at Itchenor Sailing Club when it was called Points Week. First and foremost was the excellent race management and in particular superlative course setting that the fleet has enjoyed over the past sixteen years.
Published 08:03 on 11 Sep 2020
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
The 5/6 September saw the return of the International 14s with the first formal event of the season, the Bull Trophy at Itchenor SC.
Published 10:05 on 3 Sep 2020
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
ISC A K & D Week Wednesday Race Update Inevitably the wind forecasts for tomorrow vary - but all are at the feisty end of the scale and with some quite punchy gusts on top as well. Heavy rain seems certain and with the allied poor visibility, the suggested wind direction and the likely proximity of any HISC fleets in a restricted race area appropriate for the wind direction all
Published 07:58 on 19 Aug 2020