Reports 2016

Last Saturday 2 April, early in the morning, a team of members helped launch the Gunfleet Sailing Club Rescue Boat in order to put all the permanent race marks back on station.  Storm Katie had brought most of them ashore but with a lot of support from Club members they were all, once again, bobbing about ready for the 2016 sailing season.

Gunfleet Sailing Club celebrated the start of the 2016 season with its Fitting-Out Supper in the Clubhouse last Saturday.  Commodore Richard Walker welcomed a full house to the traditional fish and chips meal and thanked the record number of members that had helped with both the cliff clearance and the Club's Work Weekend.

Gunfleet Sailing Club’s Work Weekend, last Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March, saw 40 members popping down to get the place all “ship-shape and Gunfleet fashion” ready for the 2016 sailing season; the weather proving perfect.

It was bargain time last Saturday 27 February for members of the Gunfleet Sailing Club when a sale was held of sailing gear - both new and secondhand.  Nucleus brought along a tremendous range of items - lifejackets. buoyancy aids, wet-suits, rash vests, crash hats, jackets and bags (to name just part of the range).  With one rail being exclusively "£5 an item" it was no surprise that trading was brisk throughout the evening.  There was also a members' secondhand sales corner and with youngsters' wetsuits going for as little as £1 there were certainly some fantastic bargains to be had.

On a cold, wet and blustery Saturday morning, 13 February, forty members of the Gunfleet Sailing Club turned up to carry out the annual cliff clearance around the site.  Armed with loppers, electric and petrol hedge trimmers, and various saws, they all got stuck-in to the job, working hard to keep out the effects of the bitter easterly winds; the wind-chill factor hovering at freezing point!  Tendring District Council supplied a shredding machine and operator, and with a great team effort the tamarisk was swiftly cut down and transported to the shredder.