2021 Events

Summer Picnic 2021

The GXSA Summer Picnic was held on Saturday 17th July at a private location near Flaunden. It was a very hot day and 30 members enjoyed good food and good company on an idyllic English summer afternoon. 

Plymouth

Good news from GXSA member John Apps, who successfully completed another single handed Jester challenge sail to the Azores and has now returned. He left Plymouth on 21st June and reached Praia da Vitória (Azores) on 10th July. Had a bit of a rest and then sailed back, arriving in Penzance on 28th July. Here he is on 4th August meeting up with Bernie and Steve, who are in Plymouth on Burnadebt's West Country cruise.

 

Autumn walk by River Colne,  Grand Union Canal and lunch at the Coy Carp

 

Many thanks to Colin for organising a fine day out with 20 members and friends enjoying a nature ramble and learning about the canal history, followed by lunch at the Coy Carp pub.

Well, there also may have been a cafe stop for some...

 

Sailing Rallies 2021

Bembridge - 10th July 2021

10 boats with 24 GXSA members and friends met up for a convivial weekend, even with social distancing still in place. An excellent happy hour on board Burnadebt and Sonar Too (berthed alonside each other) provided a good start to the evening. There was even a birthday cake for all to share (thank you, Bernie). On the Sunday morning some had a lie in but others took the harbour ferry and finally did the walk to Bembridge lifeboat station before a lunchtime departure on the rising tide. 

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Sailing in UK waters is likely to be very crowded this year.  We've managed to squeeze into the locations below, usually as the 3rd Rally on that date

FYI: the earliest Yarmouth could fit us in was late October.  We're REALLY SERIOUS about booking early.  If we exceed the reserved number of berths, we are likely to have disappointed crew.

Date Destination

 

Notes

Boats booked far (Crew) Allocation
June 5th Lymington, Dan Bran Pontoon

Still within Lockdown period.  Maximum of 30 people can meet together outside (6 inside).

We expect dinner to be a Picnic or BBQ, probably held in the park, near the Marina.

Skippers, please reserve berths by March 31st (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

2 Spaces remain

8 Bookings

1 Home Berth

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Beyond Belief (2)

Bothie (4)

Burnadebt (4)

Coldplay (2)

Edu (2)

Felix (2)

Rowen (2)

Sanderling (2) (No berth required)

Sonar Too

10 berths reserved
July 10th Bembridge

Hopefully, Post-Lockdown, so we expect marinas an eateries to be quite full.

We expect restaurants to be quite full, so we will need to confirm restaurants (if we can get spaces) early.

Skippers, please reserve berths by March 31st (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

It would be ideal to get a view on the number of people for evening dinner, so an indication of crew size would be helpful.

Full - Waitlist Only

11 Bookings

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Beyond Belief (2)

Bothie (4)

Burnadebt (4)

Celtic Flame (4)

Coldplay (2)

Edu (2)

Hallam (1)

Sanderling (2)

Sandpiper (1)

Sonar Too (4)

11 berths reserved
July - August Cornwall

A loose Cruise in Company, sailing down to Cornwall, and back.

Dates are very vague at the moment.

If you would like to join in the cruise, please let us know  (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Skippers, Crew, anybody interested

Interested in going:

Burnadebt (4)

Coldplay (2)

Edu (2)

Sanderling (2)

Sonar Too

 Unlimited
September 11th Island Harbour, Cowes

Very much Post-Lockdown. 

This should be a pretty normal Rally, but the harbour is already quite full, so we definately need your booking information before March 31st so secure places.

Skippers, please reserve berths by March 31st (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

10 Bookings

0 Space available

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Avalon (2)

Beyond Belief (2)

Bothie (4)

Burnadebt (4)

Celtic Flame (3)

Coldplay (2)

Optimist (2)

Rowen (2)

Sonar Too

Vagabond(1)

10 berths reserved
October 9th Marchwood, River Test
(top of Southampton Water)

Returning, after a couple of years.  Excellent Club House, Interesting Walks, Fascinating Shipping.

Skippers, please reserve berths by March 31st (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

7 Bookings

3 Spaces Available

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Beyond Belief (2)

Bothie (4)

Burnadebt (4)

Coldplay (2)

Edu (2)

Optimist (2)

Sonar Too

 10 berths reserved