What’s on and Events

SAILING PROGRAMME (Description of events below the dates)

All of these dates will also be added to our calendar

The calendar will also show who is OOD (when announced)

Gresford Sailing Club Fixtures 2017

Wednesday 1st February – AGM

Gresford Memorial Hall, at 7.30 pm

Sunday 19th March – Sailing Season commences at 2pm

All the regular Sunday afternoon events throughout the year with some special events

Wednesday 5th April – Individual Handicap 6.30pm

(for first two evenings then 7pm start until September)

Saturday 29th April – Skittles evening

at Bickerton Poacher (time to be confirmed)

Tuesday 6th June – walking treasure hunt

(Time and venue to be confirmed)

Sunday 25th June – Reg Gibbs Day at 11 am

(opportunity for Rookies of all ages to enjoy racing with an experienced buddy)

Sunday 2nd July – Sailing club/Engineer Open Day at 10.30am – 4 pm

(no racing or social sailing, opportunity to share club with the community, boat rides, model boats)

Sunday 16th July –Junior Regatta 11.00am – 5 pm

Sunday 23rd July – Arthur Jones Day- Classic open meeting 11.00am – 5 pm

Come and celebrate what would have been Arthur’s centenary

(The definition ‘classic’ boats are those endorsed by Arthur Jones whilst he was our founder and President, Enterprise, GP 14, Solo, Mirror. There will also be afternoon tea for present and past members to enjoy whilst spectating)

Saturday 16th September – Quiz ’n Chips evening

Gresford Sailing Club, The Flash (time to be confirmed)

Sunday 17th September – Bart’s Bash  11.00am – 5 pm

(a fun social day to include the world famous Bart’s Bash race)

Sunday 29th October – Frostbite Series 11.00am, 2 races

Saturday 18th November – Annual Dinner and Prizegiving

(Venue and time to be confirmed)

Sunday 10th December – Frostbite Presentation, Carols and Mince Pies

11.00am last race,  12.00 presentation/ festivities.

Race descriptions

PURSUIT – first afternoon series of the season over 6 weeks, Two 50 min races a session – start dependent on boat‘s PYR.


EARLY SUMMER INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT – first race of each Early Summer Series afternoon, 40 minute race with an individual handicap as per Wednesday night, 7 races in series.


EARLY SUMMER HANDICAP- the last two races of Early Summer Series afternoon, handicap racing, 14 races in series.


SINGLE HANDED – A Sunday morning series starting May 31st for boats being sailed with one person. First race 11.00 a.m.

6 weeks in series, 2 races a morning.

Handicap races which are open to any type of boat being sailed independently.


PRESIDENT’S PLATE – A series of 4 days, 3 handicap races per afternoon spread across the season. There is a small fee for entry which goes to a nominated charity and a prize for the winner of each day. At the end of the season the President’s Plate is awarded for the winner of the series. The July afternoon is sailed for the Anniversary Cup and in September it is part of Bart’s Bash.barts-bash logo


LATE SUMMER INDIVIDUAL HANDICAP – first race of each Late Summer Series afternoon. A 40 minute race with your PYR handicap being dependent on an individual helm and the boat sailed. 7 races in series


LATE SUMMER HANDICAP – the last two races of Late Summer Series afternoon, handicap racing, 14 races in series.


AUTUMN HANDICAP – 4 consecutive Sunday afternoon’s racing, with 3 handicap races a day, dependent on the PYR of your boat.


FROSTBITE – a morning series open to visitors. First race 11.00 a.m. 6 weeks in series, 2 races a morning apart from one race on last morning.


CLASS CUPS – Solo, Enterprise, GP and Mirror class cups will also be awarded at the end of the season for the boat who has sailed  the most races throughout the season. This is in recognition of endurance, perseverance and loyalty to our Club. These cups will not affect the 2 prize rule.



This is our popular Wednesday evening series, with two series per season. It is a 50 minute race and your individual start time depends on the boat you sail and your experience as a sailor. All handicaps are statistically worked out and are dependent on previous results in races. Beginners will start at 0 in a Mirror and this base line increases dependent on boat being sailed, topped up by individual ability. Handicaps can go up and down.



Individual Handicap, race start time 7.00 pm.

A 50 minute individual pursuit race. Starting times dependent on ability and boat you are helming. A great race to become involved with, beginners having clear wind to start and get to know the course before the bigger boats and more experienced sailors catch up. The handicaps are designed so that we all finish the race close together.

Gresford Sailing Club.







Sundays                                       2:00pm

Wednesdays                               7:00pm

(2nd and 9th September   6:30pm)

Single Handed                          11:00am
Frostbite                                     11:00am

Open Class                               11:00am

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