Hi everyone, something for you to think about
Sunday racing and what is the problem with the lack of sailors young and mature,now this is not just a problem at Gresford many clubs have a similar issue,(we have sent an email to all members of Gsc to ask their opinions on the matter so please respond to it).
Could it be sailing is not a popular sport anymore?,I don’t think so, if you look at the youth section of many clubs they are thriving.
Could it be there is so many different things to do at the weekend,yet football and golf have both been around as long as sailing and are as popular as ever,so it has to be something else bit what if anyone can offer any kind of answer maybe all clubs could benefit.
Maybe inter club localcompetitions could be held as a series,maybe between the youth section or as senior and juniors together (so it can be a family thing) but two separate series,held at all participating clubs.
Anyway if anybody is afraid of entering a race due to the highly experienced and no quarter given attitude then at Gresford (and I am sure at many other clubs) they could not be more wrong there are always people willing to assist with advise and assistance as well as being very tolerant of learners (maybe we need L plates)so please don’t be shy come and sail you will be amazed how quick you will pick things up.
If you have any comments even if not a Gresford Saiiling Club member please do so via this website all comments good or indifferent are welcome.
Let’s get those boats out onto the water wherever it maybe.