Reports 2021

Gunfleet Sailing Club held another of its three in one events on Sunday 9 May, this time for the Wallet Trophy, with three back to back races, all of which count towards each competitor’s overall position.  Conditions proved interesting as whilst the wind direction remained a fairly constant south-easterly direction its strength varied from a light force 2, up to a force 4, back to a force 2 before settling at a 3.  

Gunfleet Sailing Club members came out in force last Sunday 2 May 2021 to take part in the final race in the Spring Series, with an outright winner still very much in the air.

Gunfleet Sailing Club members had another great day on the water last Sunday 18 April when they took part in the first race of the Spring Series.  On arrival at the Club the competitors were greeted by a northerly wind but by the time they got afloat it had veered north-easterly and fallen away.  At the start Andy Dunnett was a tadge over-eager and found himself on the wrong side of the line in his Laser.  Peter Downer had also pushed his luck in his Comet but both reacted promptly, as the individual recall flag was hoisted, returning to correctly start and so minimise lost time.

Gunfleet Sailing Club held some exciting sailing last Sunday 11 April 2021 when it staged one of its special “3 in 1” races for the Hertford County Shield.  The event consists of three back to back races, over a short course, with all three results counting towards the overall positions.  The bright sunshine was deceiving as a cold offshore wind, varying from force three to force five, blew over the top of the cliff, and the competitors made a fine sight as they bunched together in readiness for the first race.

Gunfleet Sailing Club welcomed an enthusiastic group of sailors on Easter Sunday in the first race of the 2021 season, for the March Hare Trophy, postponed from the previous Sunday due to the Covid restrictions.  After a very exciting battle on the water it was Andy Cornforth that claimed victory, in his Laser, by just one second.