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Wednesday March 12th
‘Annual General Meeting’
March 12th is the Annual General Meeting for which members will be sent formal details by email on Friday March 7th.
The meeting will be followed by a short presentation by Stuart Gaunt.
He will describe last season’s rallies and explain this year’s rally plans and a cruising 'muster' towards the Seine Bay ports in August.
This photograph taken in the river Orwell, shows a famous small gaff cutter ‘Tidebird’ of the New Blossom Class designed by John Leather and built by Ian Brown in Rowhedge in 1966. This very pretty yacht is based at Woodbridge.
Colston Hall 19:45 for 20:15 UTC
To be held at Harewood Downs Golf Club on Saturday April 5th
GXSA Rallies 2014 - ’Keep the dates’
The following rallies are being planned. Further details will be announced later.
- April 26th Gins Farm, River Beaulieu, courtesy of the Royal Southampton Yacht Club
- June 28th Chichester Marina, courtesy of Chichester Yacht Club
- August 9th-17th Normandy
- September 13th Island Harbour Marina, Medina River, between Cowes and Newport
Cruising Association Thames Valley Section
The CA has set up a Thames Valley section which will be of interest to both yachtsmen living in the area and those boaters that enjoy cruising on the river. Membership of the section is free to CA members. Monthly meetings are held during the "non sailing season" and, like many CA events, visitors are most welcome for a modest fee. CA Details
Hone up your sailing skills
Westview Sailing is an innovative RYA training school with a close affinity to GXSA and offers evening, day and weekend courses ashore and afloat locally for those keen to enhance their sailing skills.
The chief instructor is Duncan Wells who is well known and respected, he has given inspiring talks to many clubs including GXSA. He is a regular contributor to sailing magazines "Sailing Today" and "Yachting Monthly". More details can be found on the site Westview Sailing, by telephoning Duncan at 01753 890555 or on his Facebook page There are also a number of excellent training videos published on uTube and some useful refresher notes which you can access via your iPad. (Search the app store for Westview Sailing)
The latest edition of "In Brief" has a number of short articles of interest to GXSA members including an article on reefing downwind.
Cruising news has a number of short articles of interest to GXSA members including another entertaining edition of Sam Llewellyn’s “blog”.
The RYA now has a dedicated website for the Thames Valley and London region.
What is a GRIB File ?
New challenges are published from time to time throughout the season