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Saturday 27 October

19:30 for 20:00 hrs

This year’s Laying Up Supper is being held on Saturday 27 October to celebrate the conclusion of another successful sailing season, to award end of season trophies, and some trophies for various events raced during the season.



Loch Fyne smoked salmon with cucumber and dill mousse, salmon pearls, mango and lime salsa

Recommended wine – Petit Papillon Grenache Blanc, France - £20.25 per bottle (members card price)


Fillet of beef wrapped in spinach and parma ham on a wild mushroom puree, celeriac and sweet potato dauphinoise, seasonal vegetables, veal and madeira jus

Recommended wine – Caringole Syrah Carignan Domaine La Croix, France - £19.35 per bottle (members card price)


Strawberry and champagne cheesecake, blackberry coulis, pink gin sorbet

Coffee and mints

All for £32 per person

This event is normally very popular, so early booking is recommended. Bookings can be made by calling the Office on 01243 512400. Vegetarian option available. Please advise any special dietary requirements.

Owing to the high demand for places at this event, bookings will be confirmed only once payment has been received.

Green Form 2018

The 2018 version of the Green Form is now online - please can you update your details. Click here.

Autumn Mailing 2018

Please click here to download this document

Junior and Youth Training 2018/2019.

We're running two weekends of Junior / Youth Training this winter - Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st October and Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th April.

You can get full details and enter HERE

RYA Dinghy Instructor Course – 22nd-26th October

This five day course is to train experienced small boat sailors and assess their competence to teach dinghy sailing to adults and children. It assumes candidates are competent and experienced small boat sailors, capable of sailing a dinghy confidently in strong winds and handling small powerboats. Prerequisites for this course are good standard of dinghy sailing, RYA Powerboat Level 2, valid First Aid certificate, as well as RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding Certificate. In order to be accepted for training, candidates will have to pass a Pre-Assessment which takes the form of a practical sailing test in a double handed dinghy conducted by an RYA Coach/Assessor. 
Course price: £330.00
If you are interested in participating on either of these courses, please contact the Club on 01243 512400.

RS2000 Open meeting - Results

You can see the results from our recent Open Meeting here

You can see the report here

Posted 25th August 2018

Maria Stanley and Rob Henderson are RS200 UK National Champions

Maria Stanley and Rob Henderson win the RS200 UK Nationals at the RS Games at the WPNSA © Alex & David Irwin /

Congratulations to Itchenor members, Maria Stanley and Rob Henderson for winning the RS200 National Championships. The talented duo secured the title after a ten race series in Weymouth Bay with another Itchenor pair, Arthur Henderson and Sophie Heritage, in third place.

Maria is not only the first Lady helm to win the RS200 Nationals but the first Lady Helm to win any UK RS Nationals in any of the adult classes in the 25 year history of RS.

On top of this, Itchenor successfully retained the team trophy for the second year in a row, ultimately making Itchenor the top club for 2018. 

Congratulations all round!

Read the report here

Posted 20th 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 with helms who are champions themselves, and the Lass team did just that in four of the eight races. This created a winning margin of 15 points over the second place boat sailed by class captain James Meaning from Yarmouth. Two other Itchenor boats filled the third and fourth places – Foxglove with former champion Al Ashford on the stick and the consistently performing Catherine sailed by Colin McKinnon and Neil Hart.

The strength in depth of the Itchenor team resulted in the club winning the interclub competition for the Phillipson Shield for the eighth time in a row.

It was a similar story for the Sunbeams as Roger Wickens and his crew retained their title and took home the Betty Moore trophy for the 12th time.

14 Sunbeams took to the water this year, for a fantastic week of racing at Cowes to celebrate the Class’ 95th anniversary of racing at the annual event.

Getting off to a great start, V26 Danny instantly took the lead, winning the first race and taking podium positions on day two and three. Day four saw winds ranging from 3-20 knots with some wild fluctuations in direction. The real excitement occurred on the long beat to the finish when the wind shifted 45 degrees. The majority of the fleet sailed behind the bramble bank to avoid the tide. Firefly managed to stay ahead of Danny with Penny in third.

However Wednesday provided the strongest winds of the week with 25 knot gusts. Polly took an early lead but overstood the first mark. Danny led to the finish followed by Firefly with Penny in third and V6 Little Lady finishing strongly in fourth. Danny led the fleet to the finish line again on Thursday, with Polly, Melody and Firefly battling it out for second and third place.

Once again, Polly had the best start on Thursday and led at the first mark, but Danny overtook Polly and led to the finish with Melody in second. Polly inexplicably missed the finish line so Firefly finished third. The final race was abandoned due to the 40 knot winds, but with four first places, Danny retained the Betty Moore trophy as the Class celebrated 95 years at Cowes.

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Posted 26th July 2018

Congratulations to Seaview Yacht Club on their 125th Anniversary being celebrated this weekend.

ISC member Ashley Hatton sailed over to wish them well and can be seen in photo raising the ISC club flag on dressed XOD Drover which was warmly welcomed.

Posted 19th July 2018

Itchenor takes second place in Commodore's Invitational Regatta at RYS

Following Itchenor’s invite from the Royal Yacht Squadron, Andy Fitzgerald volunteered to find a crew, not knowing what he had let himself in for. The inaugural regatta was 4 crew fleet racing with the Royal Yacht Squadron’s own fleet of J70s. The crew competing for Itchenor comprised Andy FitzGerald, Jonathan Pudney, James Hartley and Fred Hayes.

It was a six-race regatta with one discard over the two days characterised by light winds. Race one was all about learning, having learnt that they were set up wrong, the squad took a slow walk to the back of the fleet with a seventh. However, things picked up in race two with a good second, and both races showed the importance of a good start as the boat that won the start won both races.

The race team then called a passage race back to the club as a new westerly wind arrived circa 15 knots. A strong east going tide saw a strung out start, but despite a shabby start by the first mark Itchenor were up to second and hunting the leader down. Much tacking later, a full beaching on the sandbank and back to first again, they succumbed to going around the last mark the wrong way around, forcing them to double back to take second.

The following day there was a light easterly breeze that was filling. Sharpened by yesterday’s experience Andy’s crew won the start and won the first race. It was now a proper contest between Itchenor, Aldebrough Yacht Club and Royal Torbay Yacht Club who had won the first two days’ races.

With a safe start, race two resulted in a second to the Squadron commodore. Race three started with a contested Port end with the Navy. Itchenor were ahead again at the first mark but by now the breeze was failing and sailing away from the others didn’t happen as the tide set strongly against the windward leg. The race restarted at the leeward mark and the wind played games as the crew played the right hand side, losing three boats to finish fourth. Itchenor was now one point behind RTYC.
The last race was started in a new southerly breeze and despite a safe middle of the line start ISC were called over, dipping the line they went left in almost drifting conditions with big wind changes. Having been directed to the easterly zephyer, they picked up the wind first to round first. Shorten course was sounded and a spinnaker reach to the finish, ISC won the race and regatta or so they thought, but alas the boat behind came up on a new wind to overtake the crew, two boats short of the line and as they did, so the race team abandoned the race, resulting in a second overall to RTYC

Huge thanks to the Squadron for a fun regatta. The J70 was great fun, easy to sail and light on the tiller; the boats seemed well matched with nice sails.
1. Royal Torbay YC
2. Itchenor SC
3. Aldeburgh YC

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Posted 17th July 2018


Friday evening took us to Pilsey Island to inspect the obstuctions at low water and the oysters. Please join in - we now have two boats and need more coxes and crews! Contact the office for details.

Posted 17th July 2018

Itchenor RS200 Open Meeting marks winners’ fourth title in National Tour

In a weekend where consistency was key, Matt Mee and Emma Norris took the fourth event of the RS200 Rooster National Tour at Itchenor Sailing Club counting one win, three seconds and two thirds.

Four races were scheduled each day but two discards, and a tricky light sea breeze meant it was going to be tough to put together a series – demonstrated by there being seven different race winners across the event.

Please click here to download the full report

National Swallow National Championships 2018

The cream rises to the top

The 70th anniversary event of the Swallow’s debut at the 1948 Olympics in Torbay was hosted by Itchenor SC and sailed in Hayling Bay over two days in glorious if somewhat light conditions and attracted a top quality fleet of 17 boats.

This was a long-awaited battle between a number of elite boats and sailors and did not disappoint – even if tidal conditions and significant wind shifts occasionally challenged the fleet. First win after a delayed start on Saturday went to the family-crewed Skua and in emphatic style from Gwaihir (the 2017 Champion). However in the second race the order was reversed with Carolyn Brigg in Marengo (the 2016 Champion) filling third place twice over in Marengo. A bold start for the final race of the first day and some canny upwind tactics brought Swift (Jon Perry) to the front with Gwaihir and Skua recovering well from indifferent starts to occupy the other podium positions.

At the end of the first day’s racing Gwaihir topped the leaderboard by a single point from Skua and the fleet celebrated this auspicious anniversary with an excellent open air Championship Dinner at Itchenor Sailing Club.

Racing was again delayed on Day 2 for the sea breeze to settle but when it did the race produced another winner with Solitude (Anthony Lunch) showing good speed and control of the fleet to notch up a win with Marengo and Osprey (James Hartley) following. In the final and breezier race of the 5 race series Gwaihir managed to cross the fleet on port and was away. Skua still the closest challenger did an excellent recovery job to climb to second but it was not quite enough. Marengo finished third once more.

The event benefitted from excellent race management by Itchenor SC members and by Richard Fleck the Race Officer and great catering by the Club team.

Note:The mainsail in the background on the bandstand is Stewart Morris and David Bond's actual gold-medal cotton winning sail from Swift in the 1948 Olympics.

Points Week at ISC - Review 2018

Please click here to read the Points Week 2018 review

Nice image galleries courtesy of Kirsty Vind.

Prize giving

and some images courtesy Sula Riedlinger.

Data Privacy

Posted 1st March 2018


The laws on data privacy change this year. On 25 May, the new General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) come into effect, replacing the Data Protection Act 1998. GDPR tightens how any business collects, stores and uses personal data. This link takes you to details of the uses to which the Club puts your personal data and to a consent form to cover the continued use of data for certain purposes which needs to be completed by all Members aged 16 and over, and by a parent/guardian of members aged under 16 years..

Congratulations to Will and Mary Henderson and Alice and Richard Bullock for winning their respective Snowflake series.

Posted 5th March 2018

Click here to read the round-up.

Congratulations to our Magic Marine RS200 National Circuit Winners Maria Stanley and Rob Henderson from Itchenor SC.

A record breaking 507 sailors from across the UK took part in the Magic Marine RS200 National Circuit 2017.

Maria Stanley and Rob Henderson sailed a perfect series, counting 1,1,1 from wins at Exe, Itchenor and Rutland to leave them just one point ahead of rivals Matt Mee and Emma Norris from Red Wharf Bay, counting 1,1,2. Placed third were Tom Ballantine and Hannah Peters/Maddy Anderson, with Joe Adams and Emma Lucas in fourth and Jack Holden/Amy Yeoman/Alex Warren in fifth.

Itchenor Sailing Club has reciprocity arrangements with the following clubs: 

Cercle Nautique Honfleur

Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

Royal Perth Yacht Club

Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club 

Further details are available from the Office.

A History of Itchenor Sailing Cliub

Posted 16th December 2016

We thought you might enjoy this wonderful record of the history of our Club from its formation in 1927 until 1981, written by Tony Wright (who was Admiral of the Club from 1970-1985). The foreword written by Robin Wilson (Commodore 1977-1981, and who kindly gave us this copy) sets the scene nicely.

Please click here to download it.