insideSUSSEX Magazine Issue 14 - April 2016 - Page 14

NEWS MORE CHAMPIONS SIGN UP FOR EASTBOURNE TRIATHLON Two more champions have signed up to contest the new Eastbourne Triathlon, set to take place on June 12.   One of the most recognisable and decorated athletes in the sport will toe the line, in the form of the seven-time world champion Richard Stannard, who will look to set the pace early in the swim and push on to challenge for the title.   Also on the start line will be Stannard-coached, Hannah Kitchen. Hannah came sixth in the 2015 British Super Series and third at one of the most competitive UK triathlons, the Hever Castle Tri. She is recognised as being a top talent domestically and another big challenger for the Eastbourne Triathlon titles.   “Eastbourne is a fantastic venue for a race,” said Richard Stanner. “To have the opportunity to race at sea level and then up and over the 500ft Beachy Head on the bike combined with the infamous St Bedes hill climb on the run will make the race a real epic.”   Hannah Kitchen, added: “I’m really excited to be racing the Eastbourne Triathlon this year; it's always great to add a new event into my race schedule, so I couldn't resist the opportunity when I heard about it. I'm really looking forward to a sea swim; not something I've done for some time in the UK.”   The Eastbourne Triathlon takes place from the Western Lawns on the historic seafront and consists of a 600-metre sea swim, 25-kilometre road cycle through the South Downs National Park, before finishing with a 5-kilometre run and a glorious promenade finish in front of The Grand Hotel. It is a new major sporting event for the Sussex town. You can find out more and enter the Eastbourne Triathlon online at www.eastbournetriathlon.com ITCHENOR SAILING CLUB OPENS ITS DOORS TO CIVIL MARRIAGE CEREMONIES Itchenor Sailing Club is excited to announce that for the first time it is able to host civil ceremonies at its beautiful waterfront venue in Chichester, West Sussex.   The venue is now fully licensed for civil ceremonies with two exquisite locations. The beautiful waterfront bandstand provides a breathtaking spot for those looking to say their vows al fresco, whilst the spacious Members Room offers a weatherproof alternative.  The Grade II listed sailing club has a variety of reception areas including the versatile Dining Room and the Jubilee Room, with views across Chichester Harbour. There are also plenty of outdoor spaces to enjoy, including the Upper Deck Balcony, surrounding lawns and jetty, all of which provide picturesque locations for drinks, canapés and photographs. This flexibility makes the sailing club perfect for small intimate weddings or larger events, with a capacity of up to 110 guests for a sit-down meal and a further 80 guests for the evening reception. The venue also benefits from having an experienced in-house chef and wedding team who will help to create the perfect day. They can arrange for couples to arrive and depart by boat and even accommodate twentyeight guests overnight.  ISC boasts a fine sailing heritage with members competing in eight separate Olympic Games. The attractive, listed clubhouse offers accommodation, an award-winning chef, and a permanent in-house team. Itchenor Sailing Club (ISC) is an exclusive members club. Founded in 1927, the club hosts top class amateur racing throughout the summer as well as training and youth sailing facilities and events. To find out more call 07340 132935 or email weddings@itchenorsailingclub.co.uk. 14