2020 Events

 Wayfarer dinghy hull available -  this dinghy was acquired by a GXSA member with a generous donation to the Tall Ships Youth Trust.

Cast-Off for Christmas

Our regular pre-Christmas party (this time on Zoom) went well.  The Photo Competition had 44 entries (you can see the entries and winners by clicking here).

Congratulations and Well Done to the winning entries:

Autumn 2020 Sailing Rallies

Because of Covid limitations, these are being held as informal gatherings determined by interest of boat skippers.

  • 5th September at East Head, Chichester. Anchoring overnight and beach barbeque.  5 GXSA boats came to the anchorage but only 3 intrepid crews went ashore for the beach barbeque. It was warmer than it looks in the picture...
  • On 19th September, Burnadebt and Sonar crews met up for in Yarmouth, while obeying the "Rule of 6". A nice downwind sail from Portsmouth on the Saturday. It was a big spring tide so we also enjoyed the tide assisted sailing to windward on the Sunday morning back to Portsmouth.


"Pub lunch" (Zoom Online)

  • Tuesday 8th September
  • Wednesday 8th July


Summer Quiz  (Zoom Online)

  • Wednesday 3rd June


Annual Dinner 2020

  • Saturday 14th March

This was at Gerrards Cross Golf Club; Download Dinner Menu and Booking Form

A memorable evening just before gatherings became inadvisable because of the Covid19 outbreak. 



The GXSA Annual Awards, cups and trophies were also presented at the Annual dinner.


Bus trip to SS Great Britain, Bristol

  • Saturday 29th February 2020

SS Great Britain. Picture, copyright Matt Buck

30 members attended and we mostly dodged the heavy showers !  This was an excellent day out with just the right amount to see in the time we had there. 

The bus left the Gerrards Cross Memorial Centre at 0830 arriving about 1115. We had a nice introduction inside the dry dock from Museum staff and mostly went round the exhibition and ship  before lunch.  After lunch we visited the Brunel museum and went round the ship again.  We left at 1530 and were back by 1815. Cost of the trip (£34) included entry to the SS Great Britain.