We had a brilliant day on the water on Sunday 12th September, enjoyed by everyone who took part.
Sadly, due to the non-availability of Senior Instructors and boat's crews, that was our last sailing session for this season.
Thank you to our instructors, volunteers and young people who made the two sessions that we did achieve go smoothly, despite an almost 2 year hiatus. We even managed to pass our annual RYA inspection.
We are now working towards next year when, hopefully, we will have more instructors and volunteers available.
Chichester Harbour Conservancy
Thanks to the generosity of Chichester Harbour Conservancy Sustainable Development Fund, we were able to purchase two Whaly 435 RIB style boats and two Mariner 20 hp 4 strokestroke outboard engines.
Whaly Boats are double-hulled craft made from a single piece of rotary-moulded Polyethylene (PE).
They are incredibly strong,virtually unsinkable, indestructible and maintenance free boats, with exceptional safety and stability.
These are direct replacements for our old RIB Rescue boats.This represents a considerable saving, both in financial terms and to the environment, because Whaly boats weigh considerably less than a RIB, we are able to operate with much smaller outboard motors which means less fuel consumption which in turn means less pollution.