Schools Week Introduction


2017 Dates

RS Fevas practice race on Sunday 25th June,
Regatta Monday 26th June and Tuesday 27th June 2017

420s and Fireflies Wednesday 28th June, Thursday 29th June and Friday 30th June 2017


The Schools Championships at Itchenor started in 1953 and last year saw the 62nd
running of the event. It has changed in format many times over the years and we like to
continue to do this to keep the event up to date with current trends in school and youth
sailing. We aim to achieve a mix of a high standard of sailing at the top end with good
opportunities for sailors of all levels to compete further down the fleet, and to do so
within a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Almost 100 boats competed in this year’s
event.

2016 sees the introduction of a practice race on Sunday 26th June for the RS Feva
followed by 2 days of RS Feva racing on the Monday and Tuesday before the Fireflies
and 420’s racing on Wednesday to Friday.

Typically the RS Fevas are raced by year 8 and 9 students (ie age 13/Form 3 and
below) with a maximum age limit of year 10/Form 4, and the Fireflies and 420’s by Sixth
Formers , years 11 and 10 (ie age 14/Form 4 and over) and some experienced year 9
students.

This year we introduced racing on separate courses for the 420’s and Fireflies to allow
each class to enjoy their racing without interfering with the other and this together with
our spectator/comfort boat was a great success and will be repeated next year.

For details of the RS Feva part of the event please click here

For details of the Firefly and 420 part of the event please click here