Reports 2012

 Last Sunday 8 April thirteen boats came to the line for the first race in the Gunfleet Sailing Club’s Egg and Bacon Series.  The weather was anything but inviting with grey skies, a fine drizzle and a chilly force four to five southerly wind – in fact typical Easter conditions.  The Contenders of Simon Clarke and Matt Downing had a cracking start and, with the flood tide helping them on their way, the whole fleet made short work of the close-hauled sail down to St. Michael’s buoy.  From there it was a lively reach out to the Seaward mark, followed by a gybe.

Gunfleet Sailing Club started its 2012 sailing season in style last Saturday 31 March when no less than 75 members squeezed into the Clubhouse to enjoy the annual Fitting-Out Supper.  Following the traditional fish and chip supper Commodore Richard Walker welcomed all those present to a very special year, the Club’s 50th anniversary, and outlined some of the exciting things planned for 2012.