Chichester Yacht Club were delighted to welcome sailors from around Chichester Harbour to their Regatta on the 9th of June. There was a fantastic turn out from Chichester members and the Itchenor keel boats brought a touch of class to this popular event.
Sailors had got into the swing of things the night before with a social event at CYC, the adults eating & socialising while the youngsters enjoyed a fabulous disco, which was a great success with the younger members.
The main race was ‘down the harbour;’ with boats starting from yacht Gazelle kindly lent for the event by Ras Turner. Race offices Tony Mobbs, and John & Pam Miles, old hands at running the Regatta, were on board to manage the racing.
The conditions were warm, but the northerly Force 4 gusting F5 wind meant it was quite rough, the wind seemed even more gusty than usual!.
Solos on the start line. Photo - Ras Turner
The 2000 fleet had some great competitive racing, with Chris Hodge & Louise Varley close to the front of the fleet until kit failure forced retirement. Jason Kirk having stepped out of his RS400 into a Laser 2000 for a day gave the visitors some close completion. Final results 1st John Townsend & Barbara Langford - Emsworth SC, 2nd Mark & Clare Sargent - Thorney Island SC, 3rd Jason Kirk & Jonathan Watkins - CYC. Read More...
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Dinghy Social from 6.30pm Saturday 8th June Quarter Deck/Sloop/outside.
Youth Disco Sat 6.30-9.30 Upper Deck
Dell Quay Regatta Sat 8th June.
Today's Results can be found HERE
Race report and more photos from yesterday action to follow.
Sunbeams enjoying the Champagne sailing condition at the CYC 2013 Regatta. Photo courtesy of Gayle Palmer ISC.
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The final race of the Lady Todd Series was held on Saturday 1st June. With a late tide only a single race was scheduled. The sun shone, the water was not too cold, summer had arrived! Race Office Richard Smale set a course in Chichester Basin, and allowed a reasonably long race as there was only the one race.
In the Fast Fleet/Modern Fleet Andy & Richard Clare in the RS400, having got on the water early to check the start line somehow managed to be well over at the start and had to return to re-cross the line. This allowed the RS200s and the 2000s to start out ahead. The race was led in the early stages by Ian Payne & Meryl Deane (RS200). They were soon passed by Tony Purse in his RS600, but they managed to keep ahead of the pack for some time. The Andy & Richard in the RS400 finally caught up and zipped past, Read More...
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The bank holiday racing started with the 6th and 7th races of the Lady Todd series on Saturday, with a light breeze F 2-3 wind and sunshine. This almost summer weather even brought some sailors out of hibernation! Race Officer Ian Payne set a simple course in Chichester Lake.
In Race 6 the Fast Fleet got off to a good start with Jason & Sonia Kirk taking an early lead in their RS400 and staying well ahead of the chasing fleet. There were some large shifts in wind direction during the race, which Jason took good advantage of. 1st Jason & Sonia Kirk - RS400, 2nd Andy & Richard Clare RS400, 3rd Helen & Mark Green -2000.
In the Medium/Classic Fleet, while Charlie Porter got a good lead on the water in his Laser, Read More...
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** Yesterdays RNLI Regatta Results can be found HERE **
Every year at CYC we have some sort of event to help raise funds for this worthy service we can all relate too.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea and they provide, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service.
On 27th May at CYC we will be holding a RNLI 1 day Club Regatta with committee boat starts in the 'CYC Lake area' for 2 h'cap fleets (Fast and Slow).
Entry fee per boat is a minimum of £2.00, please donate on-line via the CYC Paypay system,(no account required, see below) and CYC will pass this onto the RNLI.
There will also be a collection box by the signing on/off sheet on the day.
Donate on-line (Race Fee is £2.00 minimum) for the CYC Club RNLI Regatta 27th May 2013. Simply click on the below button, & enter the amount. If you do not have an account click on the Continue link to complete your donation by card. Many thanks for your support of this event on behalf of the RNLI
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Photos by John Crawley & Tony Purser
Chichester Yacht Club were pleased to welcome Solo sailors to their Open Meeting on the 11th May. Sailors had travelled from across the South of England from as far as the Isle of Wight, and Salcombe, for the Chichester Open on Saturday followed by an Open meeting at Dell Quay on the Sunday. Strong winds were the order of the day, with wind of Force 5-6. Race Officer John Crawley set a course in Chichester Lake, with a committee boat start.
Close competition in the Solo Fleet
In Race 1 on the first beat most of the sailors took the west side out of the tide. Read More...
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Saturday 8th June 2013 6.30pm at CYC in the Upperdeck at CYC.
Saturday night entertainment following the Dell Quay Regatta and getting everyone in the mood for the CYC Regatta on the Sunday.
All Chichester Harbour clubs welcome.
We are hoping that this will attract lots of visiting sailors and make for a great evening. There will be food at a very reasonable price and a disco upstairs for the youngsters. This evening is not just for those sailing in the regatta, it is open to everyone. The dinghy section do not have many socials so do come and enjoy a relaxed get together at the club, the more the merrier.
Tickets for the Junior Disco are £3.50 including a hot dog. There will also be food and a social for adults for which tickets are not required.
Buy a ticket now on-line for the Junior Disco.
Select from the drop down menu the number of Junior tickets required (you can buy up to six tickets on-line), then click on the 'Buy Now' button below to complete the transaction and pay for your ticket by card via the secure PayPal web site. Thank you.
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With 27 entrants, Ian Barnett at first lead the CYC charge with Mark hot on his transom. Ian was sporting a new Rondar FRP Solo, having just taken delivery the previous day..
In a fresh 17-20 knot breeze, we all had a good time with Derek and Roger trading places, and Mark showing Ian how to roll tack in 20 knots, much to Ian’s delight. Ian then showed us all how to come in in on port at the windward mark... A full report can be found HERE
The local Chichester Observer write-up can be found HERE
Photo © Jason Watson DQSC
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