Weekend Navigation Bulletin

Weekend Navigation Bulletin 19th - 20th August

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 19th August Open 0859 Close 1234 Open 2114
Sunday 20th August Close 0059 Open 0957 Close 1342 Open 2204


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 19th August

West Wittering SC 0930 - 1030 Various - Harbour South
Itchenor SC 1030 - 1110 Various* - Chichester Channel
Hayling Island SC 1400 - 1405 Various - Harbour South/Bay
Itchenor SC 1410 - 1430 Keelboats - Chichester Channel

Sunday 20th August

Itchenor SC 1030 - 1110 Various* - Chichester Channel
West Wittering SC 1030 - 1130 Various - Harbour South
Hayling Island SC 1100 - 1115 Various - Harbour South/Bay
Hayling Island SC Open Pursuit Race 1300 Various - Harbour South

Know your Rules of the Road

A lighthearted quiz to improve and test your knowledge of the Collision Regulations. This season we will also have a number of safety and seamanship questions too. Good luck!

Q. A Deputy Harbour Master is preparing a welcome and presentation for all competitors in the Chichester Harbour Race Week. What would you think would be his top five points?

Click here for answer.

Other News

Chichester Harbour Race Week

There are expected to be in the region of 400 sailing dinghies competing in this year's Race Week between Monday 21st and Friday 25th August. Races will take place two hours either side of high-water in the whole of the southern part of the Harbour.

For further details of classes and start times please click here.

Keep Vigilant

IT'S PROBABLY NOTHING BUT......If you see or hear something that could be terrorist related, on land or sea, trust your instincts and call the confidential the Anti-Terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321.

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Tide Times (BST)

Saturday 19th August
LW 0309 1.2m
HW 1012 4.4m
LW 1535 1.2m
HW 2227 4.6m

Sunday 20th August
LW 0401 0.9m
HW 1110 4.6m
LW 1624 1.0m
HW 2317 4.7m


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.