July Newsletter: Icecream?

The Summer BBQ will now be held on Saturday 23rd July alongside the next Disover Sailing. The BBQ was planned for 16th July.  It is now 23rd July.

Discover Sailing is for everyone! It's a chance for members and visitors to go out on the water with a competent helm (if required) and safety cover. So come on down and enjoy the summer whilst it is here. Come down 5pm to get the boats ready to get on the water as soon as tide allows.

Yes that's right. July = ice cream.

Apparently Sunday 17th July is National Ice Cream Day! Who knew?! And we have plenty of events for you to eat ice cream at coming up! Why not come down on Saturday and eat ice cream on board the safety boat or from the race box? There is a dinghy race and guess what? We need a safety team and a race officer! If you haven't done your "duty" for GSC yet this year, come on down and pick a sunny day!

We had brilliant sunshine for the Medway "Big Sail" on Saturday and congratulations to Richard Grix and team on Xpress Train for winning the "cruise" (because there was no race, right?). And special congratulations to Tom and Sadie for getting Green Dragon out after many months of dedication, hard work and...ginger ale in the bilges?

A very warm welcome to new members Peter & Pamela King who have joined and taken a deep water mooring for their 28ft colvic watson. Welcome as well to Steve Dorton who is joining with minimal experience but has already got stuck in with some cruiser racing and got out in a dinghy. Thanks to you all for making our new members so welcome and showing them the ropes...

As always, despite a lot of sailing the General Committee are not staying still for long. At the moment we are exploring the options of upgrading the toilet block. It needs a general refresh and we are hoping to include provision of an accessible toilet. We currently exploring different floor plans and requirements and are really pleased to have Alanah Honey providing architectural advice. If you have any ideas please send them through to Duncan so that we can include them in the planning.

The next big event is the GSC Dinghy Regatta! Come down 13th & 14th August for a weekend of racing and visitors. I hope to see all the club boats on the water. Make sure you've got the date in the diary and if needed, book your wayfarer and get your crew! More information below.

Now go and get that icecream before you melt.


SATURDAY 13th & SUNDAY 14th AUGUST 2022.
Gravesend Sailing Club - Regatta and YWDB Open.
A 2 day racing event.
Entry Fee: £15 per boat.
Includes: Hot and soft drinks on both days and prize giving Tea on Sunday 14th.
REGISTRATION: From 10:00hrs Saturday 13th August
BRIEFING: At 11:00hrs on Saturday 13th August
FIRST RACE: Start 12:30hrs on Saturday 13th August
To RSVP or for more information, please email John:
Download Flyer
Notice of Race
Please pay your membership fees and any other fees owing. There are a large number of outstanding debts and we would appreciate you clearing any balance you may have. This will save the Treasurer and General Committee a substantial amount of time in chasing.

If you are having financial difficulties please talk to us. You can call, email or catch us at an event. Any member of the General Committee can help.

If you have any queries please contact Hayley (
Next Events:
Saturday 16th July 1400hrs: Dinghy Series 4 | Race Officer & Safety needed
Thursday 21st July 1830hrs: Evening Cruiser Series 4
Saturday 23rd July 1700hrs onwards: Discover Sailing & Summer BBQ *Date change*
Saturday 30th July 1300hrs: Upriver Dinghy Race

Saturday 6th August 0700hrs: Shivering Sands Cruiser Race
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th August: GSC Dinghy Regatta
Saturday 20th August 1100hrs: Cruiser Series 5
Sunday 21st August 1130hrs: Downriver Dinghy Race 1130hrs
Saturday 27th August 1100hrs: Discover Sailing
Sunday 28th August 1300hrs: Dinghy Series 5

And don't forget key events - the final sail on Sunday 23rd October, and the Duck Supper on 19th November. Make sure they are in your diary!
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