Spring Excuse


Date: Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April 2020 
Venue: Portsmouth to Chichester Harbour
Format: Sailing, land-based excursions, and dining

Kicking-off the year’s cruising and a great way to shake out the cobwebs, come and join us for the 2020 Spring Excuse. We will gather in Portsmouth Harbour on Friday evening before taking part in a navigational exercise to the beautiful Chichester Harbour on Saturday to meet at the Itchenor Sailing Club for dinner. Sunday will include a walk in the Chichester conservatory before heading home.
NB: All tide times are UTC. +1 hour for BST.

Friday
Portsmouth Harbour: 
HW 1220 : LW 1734
Afternoon: Boats to meet in Portsmouth Harbour. Options for berthing include Gunwharf Quay (click here for link) or Haslar Marina (click here for link.)
1930: We are meeting at local restaurant Abarbistro which is easily accessible from both marinas, all are welcome to this informal meal where you’ll have a chance to meet the rest of the fleet and get excited for the navigation exercise in the morning.
Dress code: Smart Casual


Saturday

Portsmouth: LW 0549 : HW 1251
Itchenor: HW 1257 : 1808

0930: From Portsmouth we will run a navigational exercise to Chichester Harbour, the winner of which will earn themselves two tickets to the Prize Winners Dinner where they will be awarded the Festival of Britain Challenge Cup. Overnight boats will moor at Itchenor Sailing Club where we will dine in the evening after a reception drinks on the lawn overlooking the harbour. The club house can be accessed by land or by sea, and offers a variety of different rooms for those who are driving down and wish to stay the night. For more information on the accommodation click here.
 
1930: Pre Dinner Drinks on the lawn.
2000: Dinner is served
Dress code: Jacket and Tie

Sunday

Itchenor: LW 0624 : HW 1329
We currently have two options, the first of which is a boat trip exploring the Chichester Harbour Conservancy with its many tributaries in the hope of spotting some of the local wildlife.
Alternatively, there is a walk up river to The Crown and Anchor pub for brunch. The walk is about an hour and a half, so we will organise the return journey via RIB transfer to ensure all back in time for the tide.
After this boats return home.


 


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