Weekend Navigation Bulletin

Weekend Navigation Bulletin 29th April - 1st May

Welcome to our 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.

Chichester Marina Free Flow Times (BST)

Saturday 29th April Open 0043 Close 0438 Open 1313 Close 1708
Sunday 30th April Open 0131 Close 0526 Open 1405 Close 1800
Monday 1st May Open 0227 Close 0612 Open 1505 Close 1850

Racing

The race start times are shown below, along with the part of the harbour where the race will take place.

* Denotes back-to-back racing.

Saturday 29th April
Itchenor SC 1130 - 1150 Keelboats* - Chichester Channel
Itchenor SC 1300 - 1310 Various* - Chichester Channel
Hayling Island SC 1400 - 1405 Various - Harbour South/Bay

Sunday 30th April
Mengeham Rythe SC 1030 Various - Harbour South
Bosham SC 1100 - 1110 Various - Chichester Channel
Hayling Island SC 1100 - 1115 Various - Harbour South/Bay
Itchenor SC 1100 - 1150 Various* - Chichester Channel
Itchenor SC 1300 - 1305 Various* - Chichester Channel
Mengeham Rythe SC 1400 - 1415 Various - Harbour South
West Wittering SC 1430 - 1520 Various - Harbour South

Monday 1st May
Itchenor SC 1030 - 1050 Keel boats* - Chichester Channel
Hayling Island SC 1100 Pursuit Race Various - Harbour South
Bosham SC 1100 - 1110 Various* - Chichester Channel
Itchenor SC 1400 - 1405 Various* - Chichester Channel
Mengeham Rythe SC 1400 - 1405 Various - Harbour South
West Wittering SC 1530 Various - Harbour South

Know your Rules of the Road

Q. Did you want to us to carry on with the weekly seamanship and Collision Regulation quiz.

A. The answer from you was a resounding YES! We will continue to look at the format and content as we move forward. Thank you all for all your feedback. Here we go..

Q. The term "vessel restricted in her ability to manoeuvre" means due to the nature of the work being undertaken, the vessel is unable to keep out of the way of other vessels.
Under the Col Regs what 5 categories of vessel must give way to a vessel restricted in her ability to manoeuvre?

A.

  • A seaplane
  • A power driven vessel
  • A vessel sailing
  • A vessel fishing
  • A vessel constrained by draft

Of course the stand on vessel has a responsibility to avoid a collision as well.

Other News

Bored then (paddle) board!
From 1000 Emsworth will be hosting the inaugural N1sco paddleboard National Championships on Saturday mainly in the Slipper Mill Pond with a race on the Harbour between 1500 and 1600. Up to 90 competitors will make this a colourful and exciting spectacle. Harbour dues have been collected centrally so the paddleboards haven't escaped the applicable fees!

We wish all the competitors the best of luck.

Happy Birthday
Chichester Yacht Club celebrates it's 50th weekend - well done all at CYC.

Moorings Opportunities Available
Along with our smaller mooring vacancies, we currently have a limited number of A2 ‘Temporary Hirer' spaces available for the 2017/18 season at Itchenor, these would suit a vessel between 9 metres and 11 metres LOA. Temporary Hirer vessels are sometomes moved between temporarily vacant moorings.

There are also a limited number of summer season A2 moorings available in the Bosham Channel that would suit a vessel between 9 metres and 11 metres LOA.

Please email the Moorings Officer Ed Carter, or call 01243 512301 for further information.

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Tide Times (BST)

Saturday 29th April
HW 0201 5.1m
LW 0723 0.4m
HW 1431 5.0m
LW 1946 0.6m

Sunday 30th April
HW 0249 4.9m
LW 0809 0.6m
HW 1523 4.9m
LW 2033 0.9m

Monday 1st May
HW 0340 4.7m
LW 0858 0.8m
HW 1618 4.7m
LW 2127 1.1m

Weather

Don't forget to check out the 5 day weather report from the Met Office to help plan your visit to Chichester Harbour, and keep an eye on CHIMET as well.