2022 – Sardinia Rally – Sept 24th

Following a visit by Jonathan of Nautilus Yachting to our November meeting we can now confirm the date for the Sardinia Rally will be September 24th 2022.

The meeting was a great sucess and at the time of writing we have 33 members interested spread across 7 Yachts. Copied below are details of the proposed itinerary courtesy of Nautilus Yachting.

Suggested 1 week sailing itinerary from Portisco

DAY 1 : Portisco

Portisco lies on the jet set Costa Smeralda (“Emerald Coast”), an area buzzing with designer shopping, piazzas and stunning views.

Day 2 : Cannigione (15nm)

A sheltered harbour with good seafood restaurants. If you keep going along the Caprera coast, the very deep bay of Porto Palma offers the best sheltered free mooring in the area. Here you can safely stay the night whatever the wind.

DAY 3 : La Maddelena (6nm)

Visit a couple of small bays in S.Stefano and on the mainland, then sail to La Maddalena harbour on the main island of the Archipelago. La Maddelena is a traditional fishing harbour, picturesque and bustling, but sometimes in peak season the small harbour is very crowded, so you may have to overnight in Palau on the mainland.

DAY 4 : Lavezzi (15nm)

A marine park with fabulous snorkelling and diving.

DAY 5 : Bonifacio (21nm)

Bonifacio is on the south coast of Corsica. A dramatic entrance through the cliffs opens into a beautiful bay with anchorages and moorings on the town quay.

DAY 6 : Porto Massimo (16nm)

A small harbour on the north eastern coast of La Maddelena.

DAY 7 : Portisco (18nm)

Sardinia 1 week sailing holiday itinerary

If your interested in joining our rally please let us know ASAP.

2022 Spring Rally to Itchenor Sailing Club – April 23/24

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.

Itchenor Sailing Club
Itchenor Sailing Club

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.

Itchenor Sailing Club

More details to follow

2022 Visit to the Little Ship Club Jan 25th moved to Feb 22nd

UPDATE: Due to the rampant spread of Omnicron I have pushed back our visit to the Little Ship Club to Tuesday February 22nd, On Tuesday nights, the LSC have their regular club night and on this occasion they have a talk scheduled by Miles Featherstone Deputy Harbour Master of the Port of London Authority.

By kind invitation of the Little Ship Club Commodore Barrie J Martin, Oxted Offshore have been invited to pay a visit to their club. The LSC is the only sailing club by the Thames in the City of London and has been providing unique entertainment to sailors since 1926.

Little Ship Club London
Little Ship Club London

The LSC run regular events at the clubhouse, please see the following link for a full list: https://www.littleshipclub.co.uk/events/club. The LSC is equipped with a full bar and kitchen and are able to provide dinner which is usually a fixed menu (main course with vegetarian option and dessert or cheeseboard) for under £20/head. Please note the kitchen needs to know if your planning to stay for dinner a week before the event.

More details to follow…

To find out more about the club, please visit https://littleshipclub.co.uk/