Wednesday 24th January

John Rugg

Sailing the Baltic



GXSA member John collected his new boat Sanderling this summer in Germany.  He will tell us about the trip home with help from other GXSA members via the Kiel Canal , Friesian Islands and Netherlands inland waterways standing mast route. This route goes via the Ijsselmeer down to the Westerscheld and then back home via Dunkirk and the Channel in what became an F7...
The picture below shows the challenge of preserving a new boat's gel coat when using locks in North Holland during the summer holiday period !