Gt Yarmouth and Gorleston Sailing Club would like to invite you to a number of events this summer
Monday 27th May – Bank holiday open Day. – Start time 10:30 Come with or without your boat, and experience the joys of clean wind and open spaces, GYGSC – members will be available to offer an introduction to the Sea sailing experience.
Sunday 9th June Britannia Pier Race. – Start Time 10:30 We also have a Training Day on Saturday 8th June so why not stay for the whole weekend?
Thursday 20th June – Thursday Evening Regatta – Start time 7pm This is likely to be 2/3 races over a shorter inshore course than Sundays and with usually lighter evening winds a great opportunity to race on the sea. The evening sailing tends to attract more single handers especially Lasers than the larger weekend courses.
Saturday 22nd June Beach Regatta. – Start time 13:00 Briefing 12:00
Sunday 23rd June Beach Regatta. – Start Time 10:30 This is our main open event of the year there will be 3 back to back races each day. If guests would like to leave their boats on site for the Week this should not be a problem.
Sunday 4th August – Lowestoft passage Race. – Start time 10:30 The planned race is to Lowestoft and back depending on favourable conditions
This THURSDAY 2nd May is the start of our Thursday Evening racing. Myself and Lorna are happy to do the first OOD. We are aiming for the first race to START at 7pm then supper in the clubhouse . Look forward to seeing you all. If you want to use one of the club boats please email me to reserve one to save disappointment.
Don’t forget to let your friends know about our new Thursday Evening Membership Deal below.
The season is nearing its end for another year and that means its time for the End of Season Meal and Prize Giving! This will be slightly earlier than normal on the on the 13th October in the Peir Hotel. This avoids half term so hopefully more can make it.
Please sign up in the Club house of contact Keith with your meal choices. (Members should already have had an email with the menu.)
If you have Trophies please bring then back to the club at least the week before in a polished state ready for this years winners
Last night saw the running of the rescheduled Thursday Beach Regatta with the tide mostly in but still flooding strongly till the end of the racing. Richard Fryer and Matt Chives set a W/L course with the fleet beating into a shifty Northerly F3, Race 1 way got underway with 6 boats on the line. To set the theme for the Evening the returning Richard Brown (RS 400) with Tamsin as guest crew headed inshore followed about ½ the fleet, Harlow and Sykes searching for more wind offshore, Richard and Tamsin rounded first with a clear lead and continued to stretch their lead over the rest of the fleet until the line to take an easy win. Race 2 start saw Brown weave through the Fleet on Port just finding room with Dave Houghton clearing the line on Starboard with everyone else tacking to avoid the committee boat. The boats were much closer this time at the windward mark as Houghton remembered how to sail his Rs300 but Brown just ahead, by the Leeward gate, it was Brown, Houghton and Sykes not far behind, Sykes leaving the kite drop far too late and by the time it was down well past the gate allowing the whole fleet to pass by the time they returned to the course. Brown taking line honours, Houghton not far behind with Buck taking 3rd on handicap in his laser, Adrian (D-one) taking a short swim on the last Gybe. Race 3 a quick 1 lapper in the fading light saw a repeat as Brown kept in shore all the way to round in the lead and take the line, with Buck taking 2nd this time in his Laser. The fleet returned to shore for pasties and to congratulate Richard and Tamsin 3 bullets and the regatta.