Roadside Trees

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It is that time of the year again when we prune the trees around the Flash. This year it is the turn of the road side trees. Work started in October with John Dutton running his flail along the verge, but because of the stumps and low branches over the lake he was not able to get to them all. So the Committee decide to use some of the Covid Grant monies to hire contractors to cut and chip the remainder. Most of this work was completed before Christmas. Chris has now cleared the brambles and brush in the corner near Mark 5.

Mark 5 Corner AKA “The Fisherman’s Bench” clear again

Old Wrexham road has become a very busy walking and cycling route, particularly during Covid Lockdowns. Passers by have all been very complimentary of the work, delighted that they can now see the Flash again. One described it as the best Christmas Present she could have had.

To complete the works we will have the contractors back to finish the area between the boat park and the road and we are arranging with Tim to use his JCB to grub out the stumps.

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,  Andy Green  BHF fundraising manager  can be contacted at or via Facebook Andy Green BHF



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We hope you are all keeping safe and well in these worrying times. As you are all aware due to Covid restrictions there is no sailing at the club until further notice.

With the new Covid vaccine being rolled out there is now hope of sailing  in 2021. So we will let you know as soon as we are able to safely organise any activities at The Flash whether for dinghies, training, model boats or social.

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.

Our Annual Membership fee is £55. This single fee covers individuals and members of their immediate family including all those in full time education.

For 2021 Existing Members can choose to renew their membership for the discounted fee of £40 in recognition of the very much reduced 2020 season. To benefit from this discount Existing Membership must be renewed by 1 April or it will be deemed to have lapsed.   

The Membership Application form can be found here:- 

E mail the Secretary for a membership application form. email:-

The Flash April 2020 Plenty of water. Even more water in Spring 2021



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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.

60 years old

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Why not come and join us over the weekend


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Well good 2 days work by the members 

Thanks to all who helped 

Just  need to continue down past 7 

Well done everyone

The last Frrrrostbite 

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Hi all this was why we had to postpone the last Frostbite, coffee and carols

Yes that is a frozen Flash

All being well and hopefully defrosted we will hold the last Frostbite race at 11 followed by coffee, mince pies and carols at 12.30

Well done katie

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Well we have nearly reached the end of the year, we have just had our annual dinner and awards evening. Well done to everyone who won a prize  but especially to Katie our youngest winner of the year, she has sailed at every opportunity at the club this year and it shows in her huge improvement, not only was she the top Rookie but she has even been giving the more experienced sailors a run for their money even beating some of them.

Amongst her trophies (4 in total)was the Endeavour trophy which reflects her committment.

Only 1 Trophy left to win this year The Frostbite, it is still anyone’s to win so come and join in.

Can Katie make it 5 trophies.

Find out at the last race along with carols and mince pies on December 10th