to obtain the code, GXSA members should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Buy between 1 and 5 tickets at £12.00 each – and get a FREE ticket with each purchased ticket


  • Tickets are valid ANY DAY including Preview Day on Friday 15th September.
  • Tickets can be ordered up to MIDNIGHT on Thursday 14th September.
  • Youngsters 15 years or under go free (up to two per accompanying adult) provided tickets for them are requested when ordering adult tickets.
  • A single transaction fee of £1.95 applies whether ordering one or more tickets.
  • Tickets are only available as ‘Print at Home’ via the Southampton Boat Show website.



  • Click on BUY TICKETS at top/right of homepage.
  • Click on BUY NOW in the boxed-out section..... ‘Entry Tickets Only / Any Day flexible tickets’.   
  • Enter and submit Promotional Code JG1. This will bring up the ticket ordering sequence which is straightforward to follow.
  • You may be asked to select the day you expect to visit. This is merely to help the organiser predict visitor numbers for logistical purposes. The tickets you receive will be valid for ANY single day including Preview Day.  

Terms & Conditions – these apply to John Goode Promotional Tickets only.

This offer is only available to persons contacted or made aware of the offer via John Goode (individually referred to as an “Eligible Person”). An Eligible Person will be provided with a code which must be entered into the Show ticketing website and will entitle them to one Standard ticket at a discounted rate of £12.00.  A transaction fee of £1.95 will be applied to all purchased tickets, which shall apply per transaction and not per ticket. Upon purchasing a discounted ticket under clause 61, an Eligible Person will receive this ticket via email and will also receive one free Standard ticket via email.  An Eligible Person is entitled to purchase up to five discounted Standard tickets (with a matching amount of free Standard tickets) only via this offer. The Organiser reserves the right to cancel and/or void any tickets (whether discounted or free) obtained in excess of this under this offer. Free and discounted tickets under this offer will be valid on any one day between the 15th September 2017 and 24th September 2017. Purchasing and/or presentation of a ticket (whether free or discounted) under this offer for Show admission is subject to the terms and conditions for i) General Ticket Purchases and ii) John Goode Promotional Tickets. In the event of a conflict between these terms, the precedence shall be: i) John Goode Promotional Tickets terms and conditions; and ii) General Ticket Purchases terms and conditions. Tickets will not be sent by post. Tickets will be sent via email and must be printed and provided at the Show on the day of intended admission. Tickets are valid for one admission only. Upon exit from the Show visitors will not be re-admitted. The Organiser reserves the right to amend or remove this offer at any time.  Subject to clause 69, this offer is available whilst stocks last, but will in any event shall close at 23.59pm on September 14th 2017. This offer is not available on the gate. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Tickets (whether free or purchased) cannot be exchanged, or transferred, nor may they be resold for commercial gain. The face value of a free ticket is £0.00. Full terms and conditions here



Saturday Special - 10th March 2018

Visit to North Sails and Gunwharf Quay

The coach will depart from Gerrards Cross Memorial Centre at  09:00 to travel  to North Sails (Gosport),  where we will have a tour of the sail loft. Everything from dinghy sails to sails for superyachts is made here. There will then be a light lunch (included) and a talk by North Sails about Volvo racing and the design of your sails.

Following this we will go to Gunwharf Quay, where we can go up 100m in the air to see amazing views of Portsmouth harbour from the Spinnaker Tower (weather permitting), sit in a pub or go shopping in the Outlet stores.

The cost is £20.00 per person. The cost of going up the Spinnaker Tower will be extra, since it is dependent on weather.
Minimum number for the trip is 20, for North Sails. Please book early to avoid disappointment (closing date is 28th February)

If we have more than 15 definites for the Spinnaker Tower, regardless of the weather, a group booking at reduced prices will be possible at £7.45 for seniors, £8.35 for adults.

Alternatively you can pay for the Spinnaker Tower independently - it costs £11.00 on the day or (if you book online the day before) £9.00 for seniors, £9.90 for adults.

Book by signing up on the noticeboard at a Wednesday meeting or by emailing GXSA on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Payment in advance to confirm your booking, please, to GXSA by cheque or bank transfer to the usual GXSA account (details available to members by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Please reference your name on the transfer. Include Spinnaker Tower money if definite to go up regardless of the weather.

Closing date for bookings and payment is 28th February.

Annual Dinner and Awards Presentations


Beaconsfield Golf Club Dining Room

Each year in April after the AGM and close of the Spring Talks programme, GXSA holds an annual dinner which has approximately a hundred attendees. There is a prestigious speaker from the world of sailing who also awards three silver trophies which have been donated to the association by past members who have been most appreciative of the companionship they have enjoyed during their membership. 

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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 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