Chichester Harbour Federation

Home of the Chichester Harbour Race Week


Member Organisations in and around Chichester Harbour


Boating & Racing in and beyond our Harbour

Coordinate & Organise

The racing of dinghies and keelboats within our Harbour and organise the largest UK dinghy race week


to our Harbour

Chichester Harbour Federation is one the oldest of the harbour wide organisations, formed in 1924 when the the harbour had only four clubs sailing and it became apparent that there was a need for regulation to avoid disputes.

For nearly 100 years on we now represent 13 active sailing clubs and the harbour is recognised  as the busiest for dinghy and keelboat racing in the UK and possibly even the busiest in the world. These days, as well as representing all the harbour sailing clubs, The Federation now represents a total of 39 Organisations, including Harbour Associations, Boatyards, Marinas & Sailing Schools.

The number of boats entering for the Federation’s Chichester Harbour Race Week makes it consistently the largest open dinghy race week in the UK.

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Boatyards & Marinas




Sailing Schools


Race Week

Chichester Harbour Race Week

First as ‘Fed Week’ and now as Chichester Harbour Race Week, this great event has been running for nearly 60 years. 


The Chichester Harbour Federation is proud to represent 8 associations and other types of club along the Chichester coastline.


13 wonderful sailing clubs each with their unique offering here in Chichester Harbour.

Boatyards & Marinas

Berth, repair and more at 13 boatyards, marinas and sailmakers in the Chichester area.

Sailing Schools

From learning to sail to developing the skills of experienced yachtsman.

Sail to us

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