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16th June Summer Act 1
16th June Summer Act 1

The sailing programme suggests it’s now summer however many will need convincing of this.

It was low water at 11.00 so little tide during all three races although the bonus of a flood tide in the later half of the racing making the beats a little shorter.

It was yet another week of three races ….

9th June Hopton Race
9th June Hopton Race

It was the first of the two Passage race days, the westerly F3-4 wind meant a long reach to Hopton and back. HW was scheduled for 11.40.

Twelve boats launched, seven of which were RS classes with four RS400’s. The race team set a beat to an inshore mark in order to separate the fleet before they ….

6th June Thursday Evening
6th June Thursday Evening

What a contrast to last Thursday evening’s grim weather. The sun made an occasional appearance, the temperature now in mid teens and there was a F2-3 from the SE as we made ready to launch. Phil even put his trapeze harness on hoping to use the full potential of the Contender!

We were joined by Nico ….

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GYGSC is a small friendly informal club with probably the best sea sailing in Norfolk. We sail on Sundays & Thursday evenings throughout the summer. A range of dinghy and cat classes are sailed including D1, Fireball, Formula 18 cat, 505, Laser, Laser 4000, Phantom,   RS300, RS400, RS500, RS600,RS700 & RS800, Shadow Cat

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GYGSC is located on the Gorleston side of the inner harbour mouth next to the Pier hotel and fronting onto the promenade.  The club dinghy Park is secure as it is surrounded by a six foot high fence. A ramp located near the club runs between the promenade and the beach. This provides access to the sea which allows launching in all tides and most weather situations.