Here is something from our model boats section always well attended taken from Barries newsletter
A good day if a little chilly, a definite feel of Autumn in the air.
Two of the comps got under way and i have a sneaky feeling
the members enjoyed the experience. First off was the round
the lake challenge, this started at marker number two then on
around the lake in your choice of rotation back to marker two .
then around the marker for a circuit in the opposite direction
and back to the the number two marker for the final circuit in
the original direction then back to marker two.
Bob was home first to claim the bottle of wine.
The Open Yacht Race
The opportunity to run the open yacht race was taken back in August with eight yachts entered the race was for three full laps around the agreed course.
1st Roger 2nd Bob 3rd Keith
on the lake on the lake challenged on the day by Bobs home
built. Not sure if bob designed the yacht or if he built it from
a plan. No Marbleheads or IOM were running in the events
to make a challenge, although Bill did get get in the fray with
his Laser but didn’t match the Dragons for speed.
Harry who has been part of the Gresford Sailing Club from the early years has sadly passed away this weekend,our thoughts are with Mary and their family.
Harry has done so much for the club over the years and earned the respect of many,he has trained our juniors many of whom have become competent adult sailors,he has been a commodore and a treasurer.
Harry you will be missed by so many,it has been a pleasure to have known you.
Memorial Service at Trinity Presbyterian Church King Street Wrexham 11am on Friday 25th August.
Harry with Dave Hopkins,Charlie Jones (President) and Mary on the Arthur Jones Centenary Day earlier this year
Gresford Sailing Club
Flash Classic Racing
Enterprise, G.P. 14, Mirror and Solo dinghies
Sunday 23rd July
11 am to 4 pm
This Open Day is to celebrate our founder, Arthur Jones’s 100th birthday. There will be racing for the four class cups and an overall winner of the Anniversary shield. All races will be handicaps and class positions taken from these.
As part of the celebration we are inviting friends to join us after 2pm for afternoon tea. This would be an ideal opportunity to catch up with old sailing friends and enjoy the racing spectacle.
If you are interested in taking part please add your name to the list in the clubhouse or email email@example.com If you would like to crew or borrow a class boat please let us know and we will try and help.
Sunday 16th July 2017
Two Races – First Race 11:00
Entry £5 per Junior – inc pizza lunch
We look forward to seeing both GSC and other club Juniors to this Open event.
GSC Juniors – remember to speak with your coaches on Friday should you wish to hire a club boat.
Reg Gibbs Open Day
Introduction to Racing Day
Sunday 25th June
11 am to 4 pm
( Or for as long as you like)
Don’t forget your packed lunch !
Bring your family and friends and come and join us for this introduction to
racing day. If you have your own boat you can use that or we can team you
up with a more experienced member as crew or helm. The day is for you to
understand the skills involved to race and the enjoyment that can be had on a
small lake. We will cater for the needs of those taking part with simple
courses and plenty of instruction and safety cover. Short explanations of the rules and race procedures will also be included. The day is open to all our
members, both Juniors and Adult .
If you intend to take part learner or helper please add your name to the list in
the clubhouse or email firstname.lastname@example.org or via the website contact page with your details / or any questions about the day.
President’s Plate series continues sunday 18th come and join us for a sunny sail 3 races 1st race 2pm start. Or if you don’t want to sail then just come for a coffee.
See you all tomorrow
Not much to say about today except it would have been a good day for anyone to practice their keeping a boat upright techniques and if all that fails their capsize technique,very windy and add some gusts just to make it interesting.
Hopefully a bit calmer next week,let’s see how many boats we can get out on the water.