Itchenor Sailing Club

The owner(s) of a Solent Sunbeam must be member(s) of Itchenor Sailing Club, the only club approved by the Class Association to organise racing. Read about the requirements for racing.

Itchenor Sailing Club is a lively, friendly, active sailing and racing club located in a beautiful setting in Chichester Harbour. We are proud of our heritage and have successfully developed the Club into one of the leading dinghy and keelboat sailing clubs in the UK.

From our jetties we run a comprehensive programme of weekend racing for a mixture of keelboats (Swallow, Sunbeam and X One Design) and dinghies (International 14, RS800, RS200, Laser, International 420, Topper and Mirror dinghies). Additionally, we host a range of Open Meetings for the majority of our dinghy classes.

The Club’s facilities include three launching slipways and two floating jetties with access at all states of the tide to the Itchenor channel from a staging giving extensive berthing facilities for sailing dinghies and tenders.

The wonderfully refurbished clubhouse provide accommodation for both members and visitors, a bar and dining room. Food can be either formal, in the dining room, or taken informally outside on the lawn, enjoying spectacular views across the Itchenor channel to the Downs in the background.

In addition to our sailing programmes we have a comprehensive social programme that runs throughout the year. This includes parties, lectures, winter bridge, wine tastings, a fantastic New Year’s Eve party and a range of other events.

Interested? As a Club we are keen to attract to our Club sailors who love keelboat and dinghy racing of all abilities. Don’t have a boat? Not sure what your ability is? Don’t worry – most of our classes run a crew list so you can try them out – and some have Open Days. We’re friendly, competitive and, we feel, fun! Call us today and ask for Membership details or click on this link for details on how to join, subscription rates and applications forms, etc. Our telephone number is 01243 512400. Further information here.