Reports 2021

Gunfleet Sailing Club held its Annual General Meeting on Sunday 5 December when Commodore Richard Walker looked back at a year of uncertainty; a very similar story to all clubs and organisations across the country.  Thanks to the understanding, and compliance, of the members it was possible to run an almost normal sailing programme, with the restrictions being complied with both on and off the water.  Racing numbers had been up throughout the season and the competition had been well balanced; the Laser fleet having the dominant presence.

Gunfleet Sailing Club’s Winter Series appears to be fated, with the penultimate race being held on Sunday 21 November, once again, in strong and gusting offshore winds that veered and backed throughout the event.

Gunfleet Sailing Club held the sixth race in its Winter Series, last Sunday 14 November, with John Tappenden taking first place in his RS Aero.

The fifth race in Gunfleet Sailing Club’s Winter Series was held last Sunday 7 November in some rather lively conditions which, once again, saw Ken Potts claiming victory in his Laser.

Gunfleet Sailing Club held the third race in its Winter Series in very lively conditions, providing the opportunity for Ken Potts to claim another win in his Laser.

The second race in Gunfleet Sailing Club’s Winter Series was held on Sunday 17 October in lively conditions and, after a hard-fought battle, was won by Ken Potts in his Laser.

Gunfleet Sailing Club celebrated the end of the 2021 sailing season last Saturday 16 October with its Laying-Up Supper and presentation of trophies in the Clubhouse; a far lower-key affair than usual due to the continuing Covid concerns.  Club Commodore Richard Walker welcomed everyone and looked back at a very successful year for the Club, having recovered from the earlier lockdown, and adjusted the sailing operation to comply with all the relevant restrictions.

The Gunfleet Sailing Club’s Winter Series commenced in almost summer-like conditions last Sunday 10 October, with Peter Downer claiming the first race in his Comet.

Members of the Gunfleet Sailing Club made the most of the window of opportunity when the previous day’s rough weather abated sufficiently to hold the race for the Fleet Championship on Sunday 3 October.  

Gunfleet Sailing Club members took part in the fourth and final race of its Autumn Series last Sunday 26 September with great anticipation as the results to date meant there was, as yet, no clear overall winner.  

With Gunfleet Sailing Club holding the third race in its Autumn Series last Sunday 19 September, things really started hotting-up after Andy Cornforth took his Laser Radial to a clear victory; each of the series three races being won by different helms and just one more race to go.

The second race in Gunfleet Sailing Club’s Autumn Series was held in summer-like conditions, with blue skies, unbroken sunshine, and a very light breeze.

Gunfleet Sailing Club members took part in the first race of the Autumn Series last Sunday 5 September, with Ken Potts recording a comfortable win in his Laser.

Gunfleet Sailing Club held one of its 3 in 1 races, this time for the Bill Clarke Shield, and after some very close sailing it was won by Ken Potts.

Gunfleet Sailing Club held a race with a difference last Sunday 22 August 2021 when the final results were all based on personal handicaps, calculated on each competitor’s past performances throughout the 2021 season.