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Wingate III of Chichester Harbour Water Tours operates public cruises and charters from the jetty at Itchenor, south of Chichester in West Sussex.

Wingate III was a lifeboat on the P&O liner Canberra, she saw action in the Falklands war and helped rescue the marines from the Sir Galahad in 1989. The Canberra returned to the UK and was sold for scrapping in 1997 and her lifeboats were sold off. Wingate, as she was then known, went to Scotland as a fishing trip boat.

Wingate III was purchased by Chichester Harbour Water Tours in 1998 and brought to Chichester Harbour, after a major refit in Dell Quay boat yard she started work doing the job she does today. Sailing times are tide-dependant, so check the official website before travelling:- www.chichesterharbourwatertours.co.uk


To travel on this boat contact:-
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Wingate III



Wingate III operates public cruises and charters from the jetty at Itchenor in West Sussex. Wingate III was a lifeboat on the P&O liner Canberra, she saw action in the Falklands war and helped rescue the marines from the Sir Galahad in 1989. The Canberra returned to the UK and was sold for scrapping in 1997 and her lifeboats were sold off. Wingate, as she was then known, went to Scotland as a fishing trip boat.

She was purchased by CHWT in 1998 and brought to Chichester Harbour, after a major refit in Dell Quay boat yard she started work doing the job she does today. Wingate III is licensed by the MCA for 52 passengers and 2 crew. Every winter Wingate III goes up to Birdham ship yard for her annual refit and paint up to keep her seaworthy and looking smart for the visitors she will carry in the coming season. Wingate III can also be chartered for any type of passenger carrying job from parties to film work.

To travel on this boat contact:- www.chichesterharbourwatertours.co.uk



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Wingate III in Chichester Harbour
Photo: © John Hendy 8th August 2009
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Wingate III in Chichester Harbour
Photo: © John Hendy 8th August 2009
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Wingate III in Chichester Harbour
Photo: © John Hendy 8th August 2009
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Wingate III in Chichester Harbour
Photo: © John Hendy 8th August 2009
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Wingate III at the jetty at Itchenor
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th June 2009
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Wingate III at Itchenor
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th June 2009
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Wingate III at Itchenor
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th June 2009
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Wingate III at Itchenor
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th June 2009
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Wingate III at Itchenor
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th June 2009
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Wingate III at Itchenor
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th June 2009
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Wingate III at Itchenor
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th June 2009
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Wingate III at Itchenor
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th June 2009
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Brochure image of Wingate III
Photo: © Chichester Harbour Water Tours
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Brochure image of Wingate III
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Brochure image of Wingate III
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Cruise on Wingate III in Chichester Harbour


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Wingate III operates public cruises and charters from the jetty at Itchenor in West Sussex. Cruises are dependent on tides, so check the website for the sailing timetable before travelling. The routes taken also vary according to tide levels, and on the cruise I took in June 2009 we travelled north towards Dell Quay because the tide was at its height.

Wingate III is a very professionally run boat, even supplying hot and cols drinks and snacks - quite an achievement on such a small boat. The crew are extremely friendly and knowledgeable, providing expert details about the local geography and wildlife. I would recommend a trip on this vessel.

To travel on this boat contact:- www.chichesterharbourwatertours.co.uk



Wingate III at Itchenor jetty
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th June 2009
WINGATE III at Itchenor Jetty


Wingate III at Itchenor jetty
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th June 2009
WINGATE III at Itchenor Jetty


Wingate III at Itchenor jetty
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th June 2009
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Dell Quay seen fromWingate III
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th June 2009
WINGATE III Cruise - Dell Quay


Dell Quay seen fromWingate III
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th June 2009
WINGATE III Cruise - Dell Quay


Dell Quay seen fromWingate III
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th June 2009
WINGATE III Cruise - Dell Quay


Dell Quay seen fromWingate III
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th June 2009
WINGATE III Cruise - Dell Quay


Modern house seen on a Wingate III cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th June 2009
WINGATE III Cruise - Modern house


Modern house seen on a Wingate III cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th June 2009
WINGATE III Cruise - Modern house


Four Sea Harriers in close formation seen from Wingate III
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th June 2009
WINGATE III Cruise - Sea Harriers


Four Sea Harriers in close formation  seen from Wingate III
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th June 2009
WINGATE III Cruise - Sea Harriers




Chichester Harbour Water Tours Publicity


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2009/10 Chichester Harbour Water Tours Brochure for Wingate III
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2005 Chichester Harbour Water Tours Brochure for Wingate III
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2004 Chichester Harbour Water Tours Brochure for Wingate III
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