Last Race Before The Frrrrrostbite

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This Sunday October 22nd is the last of the Presidents Plate 3 races first race 2pm.

Then we are into the Frrrostbite series which is held on a Sunday morning two races first race 11.00 am this series runs until the 10th December.

See you all there hopefully.

Topper Star

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Gresford Sailing Club has produced many top sailors over the years our latest is Elin who has progressed through the juniors sailed with the seniors and is now off to the Topper world championships in China 2018.

Please see a copy of the email I received from Elins dad.

Our best wishes and congratulations go to Elin let’s hope you have a great time and do well.

Your long investment in developing GSC juniors is paying off for Elin.

Over the last 3 weeks Elin has been selected for:-

  • Welsh National Topper Squad (5th Girl and 13th overall at Welsh Zone Championships)
  • RYA Great Britain (GBR) Intermediate Topper Squad (24th Girl and 84th Overall, with a 12th place finish in one race, at  Poole Selector National Series 1 Regatta)
  • An ITCA travel grant to take part it the Topper World Championships in Shenzen China next August. This is one of only 100 ITCA grants issued for this event.

This would not have been possible without the foundations laid in GSC Junior Sailing and wider encouragement Elin has had from across GSC. Thank you all.

Part of the squad training will be developing Elin’s coaching skills. This she will be looking to feed back into GSC Junior Sailing over the coming years.

The Open Yacht Race (Model Boats)

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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.

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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

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One interesting point to come out of the yacht racing, the
Dragon Flight 95 appears to be the dominant speed yacht
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.

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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.

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Harry Bainbridge

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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.

Arthur Jones Day 2017
Harry with Dave Hopkins,Charlie Jones (President) and Mary on the Arthur Jones Centenary Day earlier this year

Arthur Jones Day

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Gresford Sailing Club


Arthur Jones

Open Day


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  If you would like to crew or borrow a class boat please let us know and we will try and help.

Junior open day

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Gresford Sailing Club Junior Open Regatta
Sunday 16th July 2017
Optimist/Topper/Feva/Laser class
Registration 9:30-10:30
Briefing 10:30
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 let’s start sailing day

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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 or via the website contact page  with your details / or any questions about the day.