I have made a provisional booking for dinner at the Itchenor Sailing Club for the evening of Saturday April 23rd. We last visited the club in 2018 when we had an excellent meal and a magical experience later that evening sitting in the channel.
Highwater times for Itechnor below:
* Saturday 23rd – 17:52
* Sunday 24th – 19:04
The late highwater time affords an opportunity for club members to compete for the OXO Rose Bowl trophy have lunch and then cross the Chichester Bar on a rising tide that afternoon.
The club has mooring bouys out in the river which are maintained by the Chichester Harbour Conservacy, once I have an idea of numbers I’ll contact them to arrange a group booking. The ISC also have a water taxi available.
The ISC Club House also has accommodation available for those wishing to attend but unable to make it via Yacht.
More details to follow
Itchenor visitors’ buoys are usually very popular if the weather is ok. Last time we were unable to reserve buoys so nicknack managed to get there early pm and prevent at least three other boats rafting on our one buoy by teatime. Eventually, we had four OOG boats on our one buoy (I think the maximum is 6??? but this may be size dependent.) The water taxi was also unavailable at the last minute so nicknack’s dinghy acted as ferry from/to the buoy/pontoon – two at a time plus driver so it took quite a time. Just so you are aware!
NickNack’s comments noted! I was thinking that, rather than hanging off a mooring overnight I might take Jumunu up to Chichester Marina and use a roadworthy taxi rather than a water taxi. Chichester YC is within walking distance, and also has a restaurant. Premier has apartments and lodges available for people who would rather sleep in a bed than in a bunk. Just sayin’ !
I’ll give Chichester Harbour Conservacy a call soon to find out what the deal is. Ps… The ISC Club House also has accommodation available for those wishing to attend but unable to make it via Yacht. see https://www.itchenorsc.co.uk/ashore/accommodation