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Chichester Cruising Club Joint Initiative

Dear All

The Club has been approached by Chichester Cruising Racing Club,  CCRC, who have been looking at ways to encourage local cruising yachts to take part in group cruises and races. There is some information about CCRC below.

The number of sailors taking part in their events is reducing and so they are discussing with other harbour clubs to see what can be done.  Bosham has in the past had it’s own busy programme of events but numbers have dwindled to such an extent that such events are no longer viable with the notable exception of the Nab Tower Race.

This is an initiative to see if, together, we can revive interest in these events.  The decline seems to be something a lot of  clubs are experiencing and there are lots of reasons for this. 

CCRC has a web site  https://www.ccrc.co.uk/about-chichester-cruiser-racing-club/  which sets out what they do, a link will be added to our site.

Their programme for the year is set out below and is also on their site

Guest Yachts

Bosham members will be welcome to join any of CCRC events as Guest boats at no charge. There is a guest yacht entry form https://www.ccrc.co.uk/guest-entry/ on the web site. Once that has been completed CCRC will make direct contact to discuss any further details which might include berthing, dinner bookings and menu choices etc.

Crewing

CCRC will alert our Club cruising members and dinghy members of the opportunity to crew by getting on the crew register https://www.ccrc.co.uk/crew-register/

CCRC with Bosham Race

We have agreed to focus on one particular weekend which will hopefully encourage a group from Bosham to take part. The weekend chosen is the Lymington passage  and return on 6-7 June. CCRC would provide individual results and, if there are enough BSC boats, a CCRC vs Bosham result (all boats and base NHC handicap) for a team result. BSC boats would need to complete a Guest entry form and a booking for the venue which would include berth requirements and menu choices.

Late May Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday 23 May

This weekend is both the weekend of the CCRC cross Channel race, the HISC cross Channel cruise in company and the Bosham SC Nab Tower Race.

 CCRC will invite BSC members to take part in the cross channel events; and that CCRC members who do not cross the Channel are invited to join their Nab Tower race.

I do hope that you will have  a good look at this proposal and hopefully arrange to take part once in a while.  It would be great if some of you could join the trip to Lymington on 6 June.

Any questions or help needed with this to me initially please.

All the best

Michael

About CCRC

Chichester Cruiser Racing Club provides high quality, low cost racing for yachts in Hayling Bay and the Solent.

The club is a member of the Federation of Chichester Harbour Sailing Clubs and is an RYA affiliated club. Since 1948 we have been welcoming anyone who keeps their yacht in or around Chichester Harbour (Chichester, Bosham, Emsworth, Northney, Hayling Island, Itchenor etc.) and the Solent.

Cruiser Racing

The club has introduced many owners of cruisers (and cruiser/racers) to the fun and competition of yacht racing. Members also participate, and have notable success, in other renowned events.

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Yachts and Handicaps

Our members have a wide range of yacht sizes and types as well as levels of experience. With our two classes of races we cater for all.

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 Bay Series Race and Fitting Out Supper at Hayling Island Sailing Club

19/04/2020  

 2 Bay Series Race

25/04/2020  

 3 Passage Race to Portsmouth

26/04/2020  

 4 Passage Race Return from Portsmouth

08/05/2020  

 5 Passage Race to Cowes

09/05/2020  

 6 Passage Race in Solent

10/05/2020  

 7 Passage Race Return To Chi

22/05/2020  07:00

 8 Cross Channel Race (details TBC)

30/05/2020  

Round The Island Race

06/06/2020  

 9 Passage Race to Lymington

07/06/2020  

 10 Passage Race Return to Chi

13/06/2020  

 11 Passage Race To Littlehampton

14/06/2020  

 12 Passage Race Return To Chi

27/06/2020  

 13 Summer Mini Series Race 1 – Northney BBQ

28/06/2020  

 14/15 Summer Mini Series Race 2 & 3

11/07/2020  

 16 Bay Race

12/07/2020  

 17 Bay Race

05/09/2020  

 ESSC Regatta

06/09/2020  

 18 Bay Race

12/09/2020  

 19 Bramidge Trophy Race – Dinner at CYC

13/09/2020  

 20 Bay Race

19/09/2020  

 21 Passage Race with Channel Sailing Club

20/09/2020  

 22 Passage Race Return To Chi

26/09/2020  

 23 Passage Race To Bembridge

27/09/2020  

 24 Passage Race Return To Chi

03/10/2020  

HISC Sparkes Race

04/10/2020  

HISC Nab Race

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