Weekend Navigation Bulletin 22nd - 23rd September

Welcome to the Weekly Navigation Bulletin.

To get in touch with our patrol team over the weekend call CHICHESTER HARBOUR PATROL on VHF Channel 14, or telephone the Harbour Office on 01243 512301. In an emergency please call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

Vessel Traffic and Activity

Detailing notable vessel traffic, racing start times and other activities on the water that may affect navigation.

* Denotes back-to-back racing.

Saturday 22nd September

South Harbour and Harbour Entrance
Mengeham Rythe SC 1000 International Canoe Open
West Wittering SC 1015 – 1245 Various Classes
Hayling Island SC 1100 Round Hayling Windsurf Race – See Other News
Hayling Island SC 1400 – 1415 Various Classes

Chichester Channel
Itchenor SC 1030 – 1050 Keelboats
Itchenor SC 1100 – 1115 Various Classes*
Itchenor SC 1410 – 1430 Keelboats

Emsworth Channel & Langstone
Hayling Island SC 1100 Round Hayling Windsurf Race – See Other News

Sunday 23rd September

South Harbour and Harbour Entrance
Mengeham Rythe SC 1000 International Canoe Open
Mengeham Rythe SC 1005 – 1010 Various Classes
West Wittering SC 1045 – 1315 Various Classes
Hayling Island SC 1100 – 1115 Various Classes

Chichester Channel
Itchenor SC 1030 – 1050 Keelboats*
Itchenor SC 1330 – 1345 Various Classes*

Chichester Marina Free Flow Times (BST)

Chichester Marina operates a ‘free flow’ for its lock during periods of high water to maintain water levels in the marina basin. For details of the times that the lock is in free flow please click here.

Know Your Harbour - Boating In Safety

This season, along with 'hard hitting' Colregs questions, we will be mixing in facts about the Harbour and some tips, tricks and safety information all geared towards making Chichester Harbour a pleasant, fun and safe place for all.

Q. With strong winds prevalent in the current weather forecast, what Beaufort wind force is described by ‘Wind Speed 28 – 33 knots, Sea heaps up and white foam from breaking waves begins to be blown in streaks along the direction of the wind’?

Click here for answer.

Other News

Round Hayling Windsurf Race

This annual event is being held at Hayling Island Sailing Club on Saturday 22 September and will see up to 150 competitors’ race around Hayling Island in a counter-clockwise direction starting and finishing at the sailing club. For further information please click here.

Mariners navigating the Emsworth Channel and South Harbour should expect to encounter a potentially large fleet of windsurfers and their accompanying safety vessels and are requested to give them a wide berth where possible.

Mooring Applications for 2019/20

The application process for a maintained mooring in the 2019/20 season will open on 01 October. To apply please complete an application form, applications will be time and date stamped and moorings will be allocated on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis. In categories where there are no vacancies the application will be held on a waiting list. Applications received before 01 October will not be accepted.

For further information please visit our website.

Harbour Dues

During our ongoing plaque checks we find that there are vessels that have purchased a current plaque however it is not displayed.

Harbour dues are deemed not to have been paid if not affixed so it’s really important to affix them to your port quarter – it saves us administration and you the chance of a fine!

If for any reason you’re unable to get to your boat our Patrol team can affix your plaque for you. Call the Harbour Office for details.