Report on Chichester Rally - 28th June
by Chris Green
GXSA Rally Regulars (plus some very welcome first-timers) met at Chichester Marina, on the south coast, for the Mid-Summer Rally. Dinner was held at the new facilities of Chichester Yacht Club. The weather, location, welcome, accommodation, facilities and food were all first class.
See the Full Chichester Rally report and more photos here
Many thanks to Stuart for organising us.
On the Sunday morning, some went to Chichester cathedral, some walked to Dell Quay sailing club and some stayed in bed.
GXSA Crew List
Do you sail less often than you would like ? Perhaps we can help.....
What is the Crew List?
The GXSA Crew List is a mechanism for:
- Skippers to find crew when they need crew or company on a sailing trip
- Sailors who would like to sail, to find a boat for a day, weekend, or longer
- Making Friends
It's a way for Skippers to offer berths for short-term or long-term trips, today, tomorrow, next week, next month, etc..
It's a way for Crew to get in-touch, and.or keep in-touch.
How does it work?
Only GXSA members registered as members of Crew-List can send messages. Only GXSA members registered as members of Crew-List can receive messages. It's a closed group. Messages sent by people that are NOT members of the group will be deleted, and not forwarded.
Messages sent to the group will be monitored - please respect other members and be aware of their sensibilities. Users that are disrespectful will be discontinued.
If you receive a request for crew, and you would like to join the skipper on the trip, please respond to the email
Always rememeber that you are being invited to join the skipper in their own yacht (it's not a charter). Remember that you are being invited into their home, and respect it as such.
If you would like to join the proposed trip, reply to the message, and hopefully the skipper will get back to you with a confirmation.
The Skipper should have included contact details in the email. If not, look at the "Reply-To" email address, which will be the author's email address; be sure to reply the the correct address.
NB: We've setup the system so that the reply-to address is correct. However some email clients ignore this when you reply to an email, and just reply to the from address..which is the email group. Please be careful when replying.
Be sure to include whatever contact details you like in the email body (email, phone, etc.).
Your email will be delivered to each person on the mailing group (it may take up-to 2 hours to deliver - you will receive a copy, yourself, as an indication that the message has been sent)
Your email address will be used as the reply-to address, so respondents can message directly back to you (and not the group); however if respondants just hit Reply the message may go to the group.
If you get too many responses, please make sure that you contact all the unsuccessful respondents.
Please respect that people are responding in the hope of a good experience. We aim to reinforce the GXSA experience, so please respond to each message.
How to Sign-Up
Skippers and Crew need to sign up to use the Crew List.
Sign-up to this system is entirely under your own control - GXSA will not sign you up automatically. By signing up, you agree for the details you provide in emails to be published to all the GXSA members on the Crew List.
To sign up, you simply need to login to the GXSA website, then start the "My Mailing Lists" option on left hand "User Menu"
Next, simply click the "Crew List" button to "Yes", and then "Save" the updates.
Now, you will receive all messages that are sent by your fellow members of the Crew List email-group.
You can post to the group, and receive messages from the group.
Happy sailing !....
How to Remove Yourself from the Crew List
If you would like to be removed from the Crew List, you simply need to reverse the joining process...
- Login to the GXSA website
- Select the "My Mailing Lists" option
- Select "No" for the Crew List
You can always re-subscribe, if you want to.
More information about the events that we organise is available to users that Register with the website, and Fully Paid members of Gerrards Cross Saiing Association
Cruise 1 – Destination: Brittany
Saturday July 13th to Sunday July 21st
For lovers of French Cuisine (Brexit notwithstanding), the initial plan is rendezvous in St Peter Port, and day-sail along the Brittany coast, aiming for Morlaix, then heading home from there.
Likely ports en-route:
- St Peter Port
- Perros Guirec
Events in 2020
GXSA Events that happened in 2016
Events that have happened (or will happen) in 2014
Rallies, and other events in 2013
Events and Socials that happened in 2012