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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

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    01 August 2020: Family Fun Sailing Week One

    With the ongoing public health crisis this years Itchenor Sailing Club Junior Fortnight was sadly cancelled however a reformatted, socially distant, family crew only Junior Fun Week 1 was held 27-31 July. In total 28 Mirror Dinghies took part, with 22 races held. The week began with a novel Zoom briefing on Sunday night for parents and competitors to instil the constraints and privilege that the week was operating under, in particular

    Published 00:00 on 1 Aug 2020

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    26 July: Launch of our new quad sculling boat

    On Sunday 26th July Itchenor members gathered for the launch party of our new and very special boat. She was named "Quadrille" by Clare Blevins to the delighted applause of Itchenor members. Quadrille is a coastal quad sculling boat with sliding seats for a crew of 4 plus cox. She is 10.7 metres long and weighs 150 kilos, so 4-6 people should be able to lift her.

    Published 00:00 on 26 Jul 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

  • Special arrangements for the restart of waterside and on shore activities at Itchenor Sailing Club - Update 1 July

    Racing for boats crewed entirely from one household. From the 4th July, a limited race programme will continue for those able to sail their boats singlehanded or crewed entirely from one household. Competitors must: Not attend if they have been in a high Covid-19 risk environment in the last 14 days. Enter on-line on the club website. Ensure you are logged in first then. Book Online/Club Racing/Test Racing.

    Published 00:00 on 2 Jul 2020

  • Damascus Road Experience

    Last Sunday out on the racetrack, Rear Commodore Sailing, Michael J Wigmore, underwent a Damascus Road experience. Turning to singlehanded sailing on the first day of the Itchenor SC Test series he showed fine form in an RS Aero 7. He was so impressed with the handling characteristics of the Aero, he made a wise decision to purchase one of these fast machines. Showing off his transom to the fleet he is

    Published 09:00 on 12 Jun 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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