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Introducing Thursday Evening Social Sailing

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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 webmaster.gresfordsc@gmail.com, if I can’t help I’ll try to find somebody that can.

This week on the Flash

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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.

BPeteB.

Saturday Sailing and a look to the week ahead.

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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

K2 Explorer Scouts on the Flash

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This Morning we were host to the K2 Explorer Scouts, great fun was had by all, the fantastic weather made it even more enjoyable although we could have had a bit more wind!

To find out more about Explorer Scout Unit vist them at http://k2esu.org.uk

Membership Renewal

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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.

BPeteB.

2022 Yearbook

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Please use the below link to download the 2022 yearbook (hard copies will be available shortly in the clubhouse).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NNv_OzHTRkUEizXFB0eRcbKT7chLME4V/view?usp=sharing

RYA Wales

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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.

https://welshsailingevents.org/event-registration-2/?ee=890 3rd April

 

https://welshsailingevents.org/event-registration-2/?ee=891 10th April

 

Please book using the links.

 

If you need any more information, please get in touch at rosie.hearn@ryacymruwales.org.uk

March 2022

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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.

Work Parties

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

Model Boats

Saturday 5th 10.00 – 17.00

Saturday 12th,19th,26th 14.00 – 17.00

Wednesdays 2nd,9th,16th,23rd,30th 10.00- 16.00

Dinghy Sailing

Saturday 26th 9.00 – 13.00

Scouts sailing.

Club OOD/ safety boat training

Sunday 27th

RYA Safety Boat training. Open to non members book through Welsh Sailing

2022 Calendar

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Hot off the press is this years calendar, dates for our model boating section have now been added.

I for one can’t wait to be back out on The Flash 🙂

Calendar

Lee W (admin)

GRESFORD SC LATEST NEWS 25 Feb 22

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Activities

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

BPeteB.

Secretarygresfordsc@gmail.com