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.
Hi all sorry for the odd dates,anyway Wednesday saw 9 boats out it was good to have people out who have not been for a while Jim Y took the club Laser out ( which any member can do) after along break with a back problem I hope you keep getting better and Stewart who has not sailed with us for more than 20 years was persuaded to helm for Shan and had a good race,Jeanette of course won again,well done watch that handicap!.
Why not come down on Sunday and give them a race in the sunshine (hopefully)
See you all soon for more fun and good sailing at the Flash.
Well Nick came down using Paul S, s solo advantage to challenge Stewart and Shan in the Enterprise and he won despite a good battle.
2 boats eh!!!!!
Gresford Sailing Club at the Flash
Well another week over Wednesday as usual was well attended with Sunday seeing just 4 boats out reduced to 3 after a gust caught Alan R out at the start a win for Dave H in the last race, well done.
If you want to see what’s going on so you arrange your time around the sailing at the Flash then check out the calendar, it also shows the OOD for the day.
Gresford Sailing Club at the Flash
Congratulations to Naomi and Gareth who are now the proud parents of a baby son born July 2nd 10lb 4oz Dafydd Bryn.
I am sure all the club members are looking forward to meeting him ,again congratulations.
Open Day at The Flash this Sunday July 5th
All welcome members and non members,come down for a chat and a cup of tea and see what goes on.
We will have sailing boats that can take you for a sail on the lake,no experience required,we will also have the sailability boats there which are aimed at people with disabilities,the Model boats will be there showing various types of model boats powered and sailing also the Model Engineers who are baased at the Pant Yr Ochain will be there showing their steam power off.
We are there all day so why not pop down for a look.
If you want any information please contact via our contact page contact us
Bad news,we have passed the longest day,I hope you are all making the most of our summer,why not pop down for a casual sail on Tuesday evenings,Individual handicap on Wednesday where you can see Jeanette and Dave do their thing,Friday evening is for the kids so come along and get that training in you have experts on hand giving up their time for you to improve,
Sunday we have the club open day along with the Model Engineers so come down and haw a sail and see what goes on.
Don’t forget to come and join the Model Boats on Wednesday and Saturday afternoon,come for a cup of tea and a chat and see the boats sailing,you will be made most welcome.
Sunny days are here so why not come down to The Flash this week,let’s see how many boats we can get out On Wednesday evening, practice on Tuesday race on Wednesday,more learners out please,why not try to beat a fellow learner!
Wednesday came 9 boats out all seasoned sailors (some more than others)no beginners (where are you come and join in the fun),another win for Jeanette and Dave in their Enterprise.Nice to see a new type of boat at The Flash with Simon sailing the new club Laser for the first time.
Don,t forget Sunday morning is single handed series and then in the afternoon at 2 more race with a personal handicap race as the first race so ideal for beginners.
See you Sunday hopefully.
Well it gets more embarrassing all the time lovely winds no rain and still only 2 boats out Shan in her Mirror with Paul B in a GP then race 2+3 Shan and Dave T in an enterprise and Paul B again in the GP. If you think we need to change something at the club to encourage more people to sail please let us know send us an email or speak to us at the club.
Where are all the juniors and adults we train!!!!!! A lot of people put their time as well as club funds into training so please support your club.