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  • Isle of Wight Dinghy Championship 2018 September

    Revised September NOR now released please click on the link

    Published 00:00 on 6 Aug 2018

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    Junior Regatta 2018

    Over two glorious days 26 Gurnard Sailing Club cadets had an exciting mixture of racing and water based fun events in Gurnard Bay. With some of those taking part having only started the club's training programme this year, the first day of racing was a perfect introduction for them against some of the more experienced youngsters. Four races were held in light and tricky conditions before going ashore for a pasta lunch. Fully refuelled, the

    Published 19:16 on 16 Jul 2018

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    Shadow Nationals 2018

    The 2018 Shadow Catamaran National Championships were held at Gurnard Sailing Club from 29 th June to 1 st July. What a boat and what a venue! The race administration was first class and Barrie and Amanda Harding, Will Burns, Pete French, Bill, Barry Byham and others arranged great courses and even handed out doughuts to the competitors. Nine races were scheduled over the three days and eventually six were completed

    Published 10:41 on 10 Jul 2018

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    Brian Cole

    It is with sadness that we report the passing of Brian Cole, our ex-admiral. He was a key part of the club for many years and has had a huge input to its success .Our thoughts are with his family Jan, Steve and Tim Joyce Martin, our current Admiral has written this tribute: For as long as I can remember, Brian's name has been synonymous with sailing. Former Director of the

    Published 07:27 on 3 Jul 2018

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    Summer Series 7 & 8 - Sunday 1st July

    After the recent sun, heat and light winds, the forecasted wind on Sunday never managed to turn up. This didn't stop racing inn Gurnard Bay but the light and fickle breeze demanded lots of concentration and luck. The top three places in the fast handicap were taken by the RS100's of Mark Harrison, Giles Peckham and Al Dickson. The medium handicap was won by the Aero 9 sailed by Jane Peckham, followed by the chasing

    Published 07:26 on 3 Jul 2018

  • Junior Regatta 2018

    SAILING INSTRUCTIONS NOW ENCLOSED This is essentially a training regatta for all abilities with a mixture of short races and 'fun' events on and off the water. The entry fee includes a t shirt for all competitors, there will be coaching available and there will be prizes for the sailing and other events. There is a BBQ early evening on Saturday followed by 'Gurnards got Talent' at six o clock, this is open

    Published 08:43 on 22 Jun 2018

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    Summer Series 3 & 4 - 17th June

    A strong flood tide gave testing conditions for the evening race on Wednesday. Close tacking up the shore was the order of evening with only just enough wind to make progress towards the west. Shaun Kellett led home in the Shadows followed by Paul Bowen and Carl Blenkinsop. There were more retires than finishers in the Fast Handicap. Only James Downer and crew followed by Tim Wilkins and crew Thomas Leather persevered up to Baxters

    Published 06:38 on 20 Jun 2018

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    Summer Series 1 & 2 - Sunday 10th June

    A busy Sunday at Gurnard with two races scheduled for each class in a light but pleasant North Easterly breeze. Pete Newlands had a great first race on his Shadow to take the first race from Paul Bowen and Pete Bowen. Shaun Kellett suffered gear failure but made up for this in the second race with a good win from Paul Bowen and Paul Tanner. In the Fast Handicap, Ollie Evans and Toby Atherton managed

    Published 12:48 on 11 Jun 2018

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    Wednesday Summer Series 1 - Wednesday 6th June

    A gentle evening breeze filled in just in time for Wednesday evening racing. The Shadows were able to go into the stronger winds found in the middle of the Solent and were led home by Paul Bowen from Shaun Kellett and Carl Blenkinsop. James Downer and Jono won the fast handicap fleet in their RS400 from Brett Aarons on the leading RS100 and Chris Greenen and Derek Thomas in third place in a RS400. Nick

    Published 12:46 on 11 Jun 2018

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    Gurnard RS Tera Cadets at the RS Tera Southern Championships

    Over the weekend of the Royal Wedding, Gurnard's young sailors took to the seas in the hope of jubilant celebration of their own at the RS Tera Southern Championships hosted by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. After months of planning, Team Gurnard took to the road in the hope of a smooth journey to Lymington. Unfortunately this did not happen. On Saturday morning we woke up to fog and low water, this meant all our

    Published 09:32 on 25 May 2018

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