Members of Gunfleet Sailing Club had yet another frustrating day when, on Sunday 29 November, the winds proved too strong to be able to hold the penultimate race in the Club's Winter Series. Would-be competitors could only sit in the Clubhouse and watch as the gusts of 38 mph blew across the water. This year's Winter Series has been particularly hampered with strong winds but there is still the chance for a final sail in 2015, when the last race of the year is held next Sunday, weather permitting.
Strong winds, gusting up to 39 mph, put pay to any racing on Sunday 15 November and the would-be competitors could only watch out the Clubhouse windows and think "if only....". But nothing deters a Gunfleet sailor, so it's onwards and upwards, and fingers crossed for lighter airs next Sunday 22 November when the fifth race in the Winter Series is scheduled.
Gunfleet proved, once more, to be ahead of its time when it celebrated Halloween last Saturday 17 October with its Ghosts and Ghouls Night. As the clock ticked-by so more and more strange and freaky characters appeared, much to the concern and anxiety of those already ensconced in the Clubhouse. Smoke filled the room and a distant sound of howling wolves set the scene for a really spooktacular evening which started off with a table quiz – all linked to witches, goblins, Dracula and Halloween, plus identifying cartoon characters disguised in scary costumes.