On Saturday 10 February Gunfleet Sailing Club welcomed Nucleus Watersports with its amazing array of great offers on a wide selection of sailing clothing, including wetsuits and wet boots, drysuits and spray tops, plus sailing bags and holdalls. There was even a large box with a wide selection of ropes that were available to anyone that wished to make a donation to Clacton Lifeboat.
The Clubhouse was buzzing, with much socialising, as members eagerly discussed the coming sailing season.
A big thank you to Derroll for putting on such a superb show.
What a good turnout of members for the Cliff Clearance on Saturday 3 February. It was great to see 25 members down at the Gunfleet, armed to the teeth with loppers, secateurs, saws, hedge trimmers and chain saws; the tamarisk didn't stand a chance! The weather was perfect, plenty of coffee, tea and hot chocolate, and lashings of baked beans on toast for lunch.
The Clubhouse came to life on Wednesday evening, 10 January, when Club member Jono Dunnett gave an illustrated, and enthralling, talk on his solo windsurf around Europe. This amazing feat saw Jono facing mountainous seas, total becalm-ment, freezing conditions, and sweltering heat as he windsurfed, with no support or back-up, from Norway to Ukraine before cycling back! Averaging 20 miles a day, his very basic provisions affixed to his board, he would sleep, often in the remotest of areas, just under his sail.