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Originating with four clubs in 1924, the Chichester Harbour Federation has grown to a total of 35 harbour organisations, representing the major users of the harbour. The Federation plays a prominent role in the management of Chichester Harbour and also in organising Chichester Harbour Race Week (Fed Week), one of the most popular dinghy regatta weeks, attracting in excess of 300 entries each year.

 

Chichester Harbour Race Week 2017 21-25 August

Hello from the Race Week promotion team

Welcome to Race Week 2017 and to the first of the regular e-newsletters keeping you informed of what will be going on at the UK’s premier dinghy regatta. We’ll update you at monthly intervals until right up to the first starting gun on August 21.

News now is that the website has woken up, highlighting videos of last year’s activity so that you can see what happened both on the water and off, and also hear from competitors what makes the week special. For anyone who wasn’t among the 625 people from 53 clubs who competed these will give a taste of what’s in store this time. Also, results from 2016 are just a click or two away, so you can see where your friends or rivals finished.

On-line entry opens on March 1 and the NOR will be posted by then, giving details of the programme, class starts and handicap categories. Meanwhile, other tiles on the home page link to details of host venue Hayling Island SC, tips on how to win races in Chichester Harbour, more photos, places to stay and activities for non-sailors when they’re not enjoying a panoramic view of the racing from HISC’s balcony. TheĀ early-bird entry discount will be repeated this year.

If you haven’t yet made up your mind where to go for a great week’s racing this summer, remember that Chi Race Week is a regatta, not a championship. The atmosphere is relaxed; the emphasis is on enjoying your sailing. Think of it as elite club racing on a grand scale. We look forward to seeing you.

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Powers of Direction

We have been pleased to support the Chichester Harbour Conservancy’s application for “Powers of Direction” the modern alternative to Byelaws. Once established like Byelaws they carry the force of law. They were introduced as part of the Marine Navigation Act 2013. The Chichester Harbour Conservancy as Harbour Authority can use them to regulate vessels within the harbour.

Terror no longer threatened

A Memorandum of Understanding is being signed between the Conservancy and Friends of Chichester Harbour to secure the future of Terror for at least a further 3 years as a sailing boat for hire or charter.

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