Podium finish and milestones for GCA

25 June, 2024

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June saw 16 Etchells including GCA on Palavar take to the Solent for the Red Funnel Regatta. The fifth event of the series hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club produced extremely close racing throughout the fleet. There was a great mixture of seasoned Etchells sailors and youth boats all battling it out for the top places. Well done to the Palavar crew who came an impressive third!

In a first for the GCA, a mixed double handed crew participated in the RSYC West Princess Race on Saturday. The double handed team of Jessye and Samiya finished an impressive 8th out of 14th in their first ever outing as a duo. The conditions didn’t suit their asymmetric spinnaker, but they persisted and performed very well!

In another first, Samiya was the first GCA girl to race in the Etchells. She joined Masie Harkness and the all female crew onboard Pulse for an exciting day of racing on Sunday.

Year 9’s were also training on Scaramouche, focusing on technical skills such as pole dip gybing!

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