All are welcome to come down to the Flash on Thursday evenings 1800-2030 for social sailing during the summer months.
Dinghy sailors must have safety boat cover in order to sail.
When Stand Up Paddle boarding or sailing your model boat there must be a minimum of two people on site for safety reasons.
Feel free to reach out to me (Lee) for safety cover by emailing email@example.com, if I can’t help I’ll try to find somebody that can.
A quick update on our activities.
Thanks to RYA Wales, instructors and the parents for making the open Junior sail training that has been taking place over the last two Sundays such a success.
We have been training parents/volunteers to assist with Friday Evenings Juniors which will help the sessions going forward. Our thanks to these volunteers.
The Clubhouse is being tidied up & the toilet block is almost ready for the new season. Just needs a bit of TLC to complete.
Club boats & equipment are now ready to be used.
Wedensday evenings: weekly dinghy racing with an individual handicap system. This allows anyone with the basic skills to take part, use a club boat or crewe for others.
Please come along, to take part, watch or help out as it’s a great way of getting involved & learning the system. You can plod round the course, watching & learning or be competitive. The choice is yours, no pressure.
Saturday morning improver sessions start for parents/adults to have a go plus Junior Improvers who are capable of sailing unaided are welcome. Club boats can be hired.
Thanks again for all of your help in keeping our club going.
Saturday sailing starts tomorrow morning with our new family improvers series.
Sailing times next week
2/3. Saturday morning family improver series 9.30 – 1.00. Model boats 2.00- 4.00
3/3 Sunday Social sailing 10 – 4
Junior open training all day Sunday., must be pre booked. 9.30 – 4.30
5/3 Tuesday evening social sailing from 6.30, also parent/ instructor pre season
6/3 Wednesday Model boats 10 – 4. . evening Dinghy racing restarts 6.30
9/3 Saturday Family Improver series. 9.30 – 1.00, Model boats 2.00- 4.00
10/3 Sunday Social sailing
Junior open training book online via Welsh sailing
Just a reminder that the link Gresford Sailing Club at membermojo membership renewal at a reduced price from £65 to £55 expires at the end of the month.
We now have a workable program for this season which is viewable on our website Gresford Sailing Club plus other information.
Again this Saturday we will be continuing the preparation work for re-opening the club for dinghy sailing if anyone feels they can help.
The model section has kept the clubhouse & grounds alive over winter which is much appreciated.
Please use the below link to download the 2022 yearbook (hard copies will be available shortly in the clubhouse).
RYA Wales are running some training sessions in the next few weeks details below for those interested…
An evening at RIBRIDE – Wednesday 16th March. A taster session of RIB night navigation on the Menai Strait. Cost £25, 4 places left. Start 5.30pm. Book here
A Safety boat refresher day at Gresford Sailing Club with Trigger and Caroline to get you ready for your safety boat duty at the club or just refresh your skills. Book here
RYA Cymru Wales junior coaching days to introduce some basic racing skills before the start of the new season. Hosted by Gresford SC with coach Elli Williams and aimed at those who are new to racing but can sail a triangular course.
Please book using the links.
If you need any more information, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have some work parties coming up on the 12th and 19th please try to attend one of these sessions to get ourselves ship shape before the sailing season kicks off, hope to see you there.
Saturday 12th All day
Painting Changing rooms, tidy club grounds, tree clearance
Saturday 19th All Day
Rigging club boats, putting out racing marks, cleaning clubhouse, painting
Saturday 5th 10.00 – 17.00
Saturday 12th,19th,26th 14.00 – 17.00
Wednesdays 2nd,9th,16th,23rd,30th 10.00- 16.00
Saturday 26th 9.00 – 13.00
Club OOD/ safety boat training
RYA Safety Boat training. Open to non members book through Welsh Sailing
The members are now in full preparation mode for start of this years dinghy season.
We start again on Saturday 02 April from 10:00 to 13:00 with a members improving session & own boat sailing.
Tues evening Social Sailing, Wed evening Club Racing, Friday evening Junior Training, Sunday all day Social Sailing are also on the calendar. From the end of March to December for these sessions.
Not to forget our Model Section who sail all day on Wednesday from 10:00 to 16:00, Saturday from 14:00 to 17:00 (All day in winter) & can sail with the Social Sailing as above.
Models sailed are yachts & power models that are not internal combustion engine powered. We mainly have DF65 model racing on Saturdays & DF95 models on Wednesdays. Mixed in with these we have other yacht types including Marbleheads & IOM class. Power models have plenty of room to play with on the large lake. We have the use of a rescue boat & full use of the clubhouse.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding can also take place on The Flash during the Social Sailing sessions.
We do not supply SUP boards or train you on these. You would need all of your own equipment for this dicipline.
Anyone who is interested in any of our activities you can come down to meet us, have a chat & see if we can help you in any way.
To join see https://membermojo.co.uk/gresfordsc/joinus to join which is £65 adult per member,
£25 for 18 to 25 year olds & £15 for under 18’s once parent/guardian has joined.
Once joined members can take part in any of the above activities.
Please contact me if you have any other questions