Please note that the personal responsibilities and limitation of liability outlined in the Rules of the Association apply to all GXSA events.
Next rally will be mini cruise: Round the Island &Yarmouth 29/30 June
Friday 29 June rendezvous Portsmouth in the afternoon. Evening dinner & berthing costs by own arrangements.
- On Saturday 30th June, the more intrepid will sail clockwise round the island from Portsmouth to Yarmouth
- Others will instead sail/motor directly to Yarmouth on Saturday
- Berths are reserved at Yarmouth for GXSA.
- Pontoon party starts 18.30 / 19.00
- Evening dinner at starts at 8pm, cost £24 per head, payment by BACS to GXSA please.
- Sunday morning walk to the Tide Mill / Freshwater Bay
- Also contact Nick if you want to come but do not have a berth arranged
S1 Smoked salmon Pate
S2 Butter nut soup
M1 Chicken breast with tarragon sauce
M2 Lasagne & salad
D1 Homemade cheese cake
D2 Fruit salad
Second rally was 9th June at Dan Bran pontoon, Hamble.
This was an excellent event (more details soon). Thank you James for organising !
First rally of the season was 21/22 April at Bembridge.
The previous Thursday had been the hottest April day for many years. We assembled on Saturday in pleasant but misty conditions with just a light wind to help sail to Bembridge. High water Portsmouth was at 16.20 on the Saturday. Seven GXSA boats berthed in a rafted group on the long pontoon and Burnadebt was ready for the usual welcome drinks at 18.00.
During the evening, the rain we normally expect at GXSA Bembridge rallies started and there was an impressive thunderstorm with lightning. Fortunately Nick arranged taxis to take us to the excellent meal at Dan's Kitchen in St Helens. On Sunday morning there was beautiful, clear sunny weather so there was a good turnout for a walk to Seaview, a rest at the cafe and then return in time for lunch.
Boats departed on the afternoon high water and we had a fast sail back in SW 3-4. A very enjoyable weekend. Thank you Nick for organising !
Additional rallies being planned
- 29th June - 1st July Rally and mini cruise
- 15/16 September, location to be announced
Annual Dinner for members and their guests was on Saturday 24th March at Gerrards Cross Golf Club, Chalfont Park SL9 0QA.
2018 Annual Dinner invite can be downloaded here as a pdf file.
Saturday Special, 10th March 2018
Tour of North Sails loft in Gosport, lunch and presentation by accomplished sailors there, followed by transfer to Gunwharf Quay and opportunity to go up Spinnaker tower. All by coach from Gerrards Cross. More details and booking
Autumn Saturday Special on 28th October
This included a morning visit to NMOC Coastguard centre or Fort Nelson (both near Fareham), lunch stop and an afternoon visit to Laverstoke Mill (Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery) with cocktail tasting.
29th April 2017
Royal Southern YC
10th June 2017
Rally at Yarmouth
Dinner at Royal Solent YC
16th September 2017
Rally at Gins Farm
Annual Dinner for GXSA members and their guests was held on 25th March at the Bull Hotel, Gerrards Cross.
Click here for the booking form
|RYA First Aid Course||50th Anniversary Dinner|
Rally at Hythe Marina
|Island Harbour Rally|
Historical Thames Walk from Wapping to Waterloo
Blue Water Medal award to Bob Shepton by Cruising Club of America at GXSA