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Rules RYA Sailing

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While we wait for permission to go back to sailing in Wales why not brush up on the sailing rules by watching the RYA rules webinars I have put links to all 6 episodes on our members page.

Looking forward to seeing you all at The Flash as soon as possible for Dinghy and Model boat sailing.

Click here to go to Members area

RYA Rules Webinars

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During the current COVID-19 lockdown the RYA have been holding a series of online webinar covering racing rules over 6 weeks,these have been made available via Utube,I will post each one as it happens in the Members Area

Don’t forget as part of your membership you are able to join in with the virtual racing this is a fun way to spend some time even if you don’t normally sail why not join in with this,it is all free to all members.

If you want to join in email your Commodore Kevin

commodore@gresfordsailingclub.org.uk

Model Boats sale for charity

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Donation to BHF

Gresford Sailing Club Model Boats recently presented Mr Andy Green (centre back row) with a cheque for £147 as a donation to The British Heart Foundation. The money was raised by the sale of the modelling goods donated by Mrs Evans from her late husband, Geoff’s estate. Geoff was a member of Gresford Sailing Club. Andy Green said that he was delighted  to attend to accept the cheque and thanked the club and Mrs  Evans.

Bill Jones (Back row Left) said that Mrs Evans was delighted at the amount raised  and it was her wish that Geoff’s friends presented the cheque to BHF

Gresford Sailing Club can be contacted  atgresfordsc@gmail.com,https://gresfordsailingclub.org.uk  Andy Green  BHF fundraising manager  can be contacted at greenand@bhf.org.uk or via Facebook Andy Green BHF

 

Membership

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Hi all we hope you are all keeping safe and well in these worrying times.

As you are all aware there is no sailing at the club until further notice but we will let you know as soon as we are able to safely organise any activities at The Flash whether for dinghies or model boats.

Even though we are not using the club we still need to keep things going and this has costs so thank you to all who have renewed their membership.

Normally there is a £10.00 surcharge for either joining or for late renewals however if any body wants to join or renew we are waiving this fee for this year. So please consider being a member and help keep your club going ready for when things get back to some sort of normality.

In the meantime we are going to organise virtual racing which can be done via a PC or a phone/tablet(app available on line to download) this will be available to all paid up members. We will either run individual races or a series of race (just waiting on the Sailing Secretary to arrange this).

As the virtual racing is all from the comfort of your home all can join in so the model boats can show off their skills against the dinghy sailors(they should be better due to being used to sail out of their boats)

If you would like to join in with the Virtual Racing then  please email your Commodore Kevin and he will add you to the list

email:- commodore@gresfordsailingclub.org.uk

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Covid 19

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IMPORTANT NOTICE!

COVID-19

GRESFORD SAILING CLUB

CLOSED UNTIL REVIEW on 2nd MAY

In the light of HM Government’s announcements about the Corona Virus, it is with great regret that the Committee has decided that we have no option but to close the Club to all sailing and social activity IMMEDIATELY.

The Pursuit series and the first 6 weeks of the Wednesday evening handicap will be cancelled and the committee will review the next scheduled series at a later date.

For clarity, there will be no entitlement to refunds of Club membership fees as this is a situation totally beyond the control of the Club.
Please look out for further notices that may be published from time to time by e-mail and posted on this website. Also, please help us by spreading the word and making sure all your sailing friends are aware of the latest situations, as they arise.
Your Committee will keep the situation under constant review and will make any adjustments as and when it is deemed necessary or appropriate.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Kevin Forbes, Commodore

 

AGM 2020

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Hi all,

Happy new sailing year to you all,our sailing calendar will soon be published so if you have any suggestions of anything relating to the club running or sailing then now is the time to suggest it you can email any thoughts to either the commodore@gresfordsailingclub.org.uk or to Shan and we will put these to the committee for consideration.

The AGM this year will be held in the clubhouse at The Flash

7pm Wednesday 12th February 2020

If you want your say about your club and to vote for your new committee please join us.

Thanks

 

 

 

 

Happy Christmas

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Hi everyone it’s Christmas time again Santa has brought us some water at The Flash so sailing will be better,let’s hope that it stays up for 2020 and we can all enjoy the events throughout the year,a full calendar will be issued after the AGM in February.We have seen a few new faces in 2019 so let’s hopethey continue along  with anyone else who want to learn to sail or just enjoy the close sailing that is available at The Flash.

If anyone wants any information about any aspect of the club or has any suggestions as to how we could make being part of the club better and more enjoyable(any comments are not made public unless you want them to be)

As a thought in these days of global warming just think that sailing is virtually a carbon neutral sport so do your bit for our planet and go sailing.

We hope you get what you want for Christmas.

Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year

Frostbite

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Just 3 races to go

Frostbite 2019

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The Frostbite is back as a full series there have been 4 races so far (2 days) with another 7 to go (4 days) with the last day having 1 race followed by carols and mince pies on December 7th

6 races entered to qualify so still time to join in.