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 10.00am 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 plans for the day.

For their own safety, boats taking part on these cruises are encouraged to keep together and may be paired up by the cruise leader. Make sure you have suitable clothing and bring a picnic 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 next to the hard.

Our first Chichester cruise is on 30th March 2024. High water is at 14.19 so it should be good for a sail towards East Head or Hayling Island, weather permitting.

Our annual Round Hayling Island is planned for 15th June. A Miracle-sized dinghy is thought to be the smallest boat suitable for this longer cruise.

We also have a family friendly cruise and camp weekend planned for August. It is from Thursday 8th August through to Sunday 11th August and will take place at Cobnor. See the section on Camp and cruise for more information. Non-campers wishing to launch from Itchenor can join up with those campers launching from Cobnor.

A Mirror-sized dinghy is considered to be the smallest suitable for cruising on a neap tide in the harbour and helms should have suitable experience (Level 3 with Seamanship skills or equivalent). 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 send me an email well beforehand.


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

Donal Roche

Cruising Co-ordinator
Tel: 01444 241902 Mobile: 07818 403957