Day Cruises from Itchenor
(Grid Ref SU 800015) Post code: PO20 7AW.
Arrangements for these cruises are normally published each month in the Newsletter and the monthly calendar; a reminder is also sent out just before each cruise. Members should assemble on the Hard at Itchenor by 9.00am for a briefing at 10am and be ready to sail soon after that. Each cruise will have an intended destination and a cruise leader will be appointed who will organise and brief participants on the passages to be made.
For their own safety, boats taking part on these cruises will be expected to keep together and as an additional safety measure, to be paired up. A picnic should be taken in the boat. A charge for the car park and harbour dues is made by the Chichester Harbour Authorities and can be paid as a daily rate or annual season ticket at the Harbour office.
2017 Chichester Cruising dates:
These cruises will have powerboat support.
Sunday 7th May Chichester-Itchenor (neap tide)
Saturday 3rd June Chichester-Itchenor (neap tide)
Sunday 25th June Fowley Island Chichester-Itchenor (spring tide)
The first two cruises of the season (7th May and 3rd June) are ideal to get back into cruising mode as they are neap tides (we sail with the tide there and back), so do please put them into your diary and come along. They are particularly good for less-experienced cruisers and smaller double-handed boats, but a good day out for more experienced cruisers too. A Mirror dinghy or similar is thought to be the smallest boat suitable for this cruise. If you are new to cruising and would like to go out in someone else's boat or have someone experienced in your boat, please let me know.
The third cruise (25th June) is to Fowley Island. This is on a spring tide and is particularly good for more experienced sailors. A Miracle or similar-sized dinghy is thought to be the smallest boat suitable for this. Look this up on Youtube to get a preview of this fascinating island
How to book:A reminder is sent out before each cruise. You phone or email me to book a place the Wednesday before, by 9pm. If you would like extra support; to crew for someone; someone to crew for you, let me know when you book. If you have booked on the cruise and it needs to be cancelled, you will be notified on the Friday before by 9pm.
What you need:If you are new to Cruising please take time to read Safe Cruising with CMYC
Tel: 01342 714599 / 07986 130735
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