Since its formation in 1924, Chichester Harbour Federation is one of the oldest harbour-wide organisations. Although the harbour had only four clubs sailing, it became apparent that there was a need for regulation to avoid disputes.
What is Chichester Harbour Race Week?
With a reputation as one of the biggest and best dinghy regattas on the UK’s South Coast, Chichester Harbour Race Week has something for everyone from weekend sailors to Olympic medallists.
It’s a regatta, rather than a championship, so that means first-class racing in a relaxed atmosphere. With class starts and handicap fleets, the tidal yet sheltered waters of Chichester Harbour see locals chasing places and visitors finding new challenges.
A Festival of Community and Friendship
Beyond the races, Chichester Harbour Race Week fosters a sense of community and friendship among sailors and spectators alike. The event offers an opportunity to socialise, share sailing stories, and forge lasting connections.
At The Ship Inn at Itchenor, we encourage this spirit of camaraderie and aim to be the heart of these celebrations, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all attendees.
As you revel in the sailing action, we will complement your experience with a delightful selection of fresh seafood, locally sourced dishes, and a variety of beverages to quench your thirst after a day of excitement.
Explore Chichester's Hidden Gems
Chichester Harbour, with its unique blend of picturesque landscapes and rich maritime history, offers more than just the thrill of the races. If you decide to explore beyond the waters, the surrounding area boasts stunning walking trails, historic sites, and quaint villages waiting to be discovered.
Join Us for Chichester Harbour Race Week
We can't wait to see you at The Ship Inn, where we promise to make your Chichester Harbour Race Week truly special.
Book your table in advance, and let's raise the sails together for an adventure like no other!