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LSC VIEW Chichester Harbour Race Week 9th to 13th August 2021

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Published 00:00 on 9 Jun 2021


Chichester Harbour race week Aug 9-13

Reminder: The early-bird entry discount expires next Wednesday 30 June

Enter here:

Club teams:

1) Sailing: Consisting of 3 to 5 boats need to be entered at the HISC office Tues 10th before the racing.

2) Beer and skittles at ESSC on Tues 10 Aug: needs a team of 4 from each club. £5 per person, pay on the night.

3) Pub quiz: Mengeham Rythe SC on Wed 11th Aug

We currently have 100 boats pre-entered and are subject to a maximum of 425. As most COVID restrictions are due to end on July 21st, as things stand the plan is to go ahead with the event as normal, subject to any government restrictions that may emerge.

For those of you who are looking for excitement this summer while you enjoy your staycation you can always take part in Chichester Harbour Race Week.

After a Covid break last year, the event is back again this year and will be held form Monday Aug 9 to Friday August 13 2021 and is based at Hayling Island Sailing Club (HISC).

While being based at HISC Chichester harbour Race Week is organised by Chichester Harbour Federation of which Langstone SC is a member.Click HERE

The Regatta caters for all classes of mono hull dinghies and it's one of the few events where club dinghy racers can compete with very experienced international class sailors.

Traditionally Langstone has supported the events in both from a sailing capacity and support capacity. In the support capacity LSC has donated Sinbad as a support boat and over the years many of our members have had key roles in the race office.

During the week Sinbad is based at HISC and plays a key role in being a "Mark" boat. This involves anchoring off one of the race marks and recording the boats as they round that marks, it may sound dull, but we get great view of the racing and if it's windy we may be the home for a dinghy or two. (The safety team may view it's safer for us to tow boats back at the end of the race rather than take a Rib out of action while towing something back). The team on Sinbad also act's as the "Eyes" for the Race Officer and Safety team in our area of the race course and the records we produce often help resolve issues such as did the boat actually sail the correct course and can provide on the water information to the race team and the safety team

On the Sunday before the racing week Sinbad will escort any boats who want to sail from Langstone to HISC.

CHRW is always looking for volunteers On each of the days racing we need a team of 3 to manage Sinbad. The safety team utilises as many Ribs as they can get their hands on This usually means the harbour clubs donating safety boats and members of sailing clubs who have their own Ribs providing extra safety cover. Those people who volunteer get a meal voucher to be used at HISC, an invite to the helper'scocktail party and for those that can help for 3 days or more you get the prized "CHRW Race Team" sweatshirt A different colour each year.

If you want to sail in the event online entry opens on the 1stMay. We expect the entries to be high this year and there is a maximum capacity. If you want to participate then get your entry in early to avoid disappointment!

Lastly, if you're interested in helping with the Regatta, please let me know and can provide your name to the Regatta Committee.

Dick Taylor LSC CHRW Regatta Committee Rep

Press Release 22nd April

Chichester Harbour Race Week

After a year off due to COVID, Chichester Harbour race week is back on for August 2021. The regatta is one of the largest sailing dinghy regattas in the country and with many people choosing to take their holidays in the UK this year, it is expected to produce a bumper turnout of over 400 boats. Based out of Hayling Island Sailing club, there is class racing for Fireballs, Flying Fifteens, D-Zeros, Aeros, Finns, RS200s,Foiling Moths, Solos, Lasers, RS Fevas, RS Teras and RS Elites as well as fast, medium and slow handicaps. A strong fleet is also expected for the asymmetric handicap. For the first time ever there is a start for cruisers racing out in the bay under national handicaps. The inter-club team trophy is keenly fought with the top 5 boats selected from each of the harbourclubs and several visiting clubs.

Off the water, the regatta has become well known for its social events. This year promises a steel band and beach barbecue, beer and skittles at the beautiful old mill-house at EmsworthSlipper SC, a pub quiz at Mengeham Rythe SC, and the perennial Hayling Island Sailing Club disco.

Dates: Aug 9 to 13 2021

Venue: Hayling Island Sailing Club

Online entries: are open from the 1st May with an early bird discount up to 30 June. In addition to the class starts listed, if there are ten or more boats entered in a class by 31 July, then you will get your own class prizes.

photo :Peter Hickson

Last updated 21:50 on 24 August 2021

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