Hot on the tail of Storm Ciara, Stoke Gabriel's answer to Michael Fish, Anne Davis, came to give her Weather Insights at the Old Schoolroom last Thursday the 13th. As an accomplished offshore skipper, Anne has plainly taken her weather knowledge to a greater depth. During her talk, Anne introduced us to the Coriolis force and then carefully walked us through the major factors influencing our weather patterns, taking the group to
Published 15:02 on 13 Feb 2020
Our intrepid boat builders have been working since Autumn half term building our new Chester Yawl. The project began from a kit purchased by the Club and the project team has put in a lot of hard work assembling, painting and finishing the boat to the highest standards. With Steve Goodchild's expertise and craftsmanship, this project attracted a group of young enthusiastic boat builders. She is now ready for launch and as soon as
Published 14:47 on 10 Feb 2020
It was standing room only in the village hall for Nick Baker's talk History of Salmon Fishing in Stoke Gabriel . Nick, raised in the village, returned from his home in Cornwall to tell us about Stoke Gabriel's rich history. Salmon fishing which continued until 2015, was central to village life and the local economy. Nick provided a fascinating insight into the lifecycle of the salmon and how they return over
Published 15:06 on 6 Feb 2020
Looking for Pacific Oyster at low tide on Christmas day
Published 00:00 on 25 Dec 2019
Not sure the Dart Harbour Authority had this in mind when they added the Mill Point pontoon with the aim of attracting more waterborne visitors to Stoke Gabriel.
Published 00:00 on 28 Oct 2019
Around 50 club members took to the water for the SGBA Regatta 2019 on a cloudy September Sunday but the weather was kind and the rain held off. There were hotly contested races for junior and senior sailors, kayakers and paddle boarders. Lots of smiles and stiff competition. Big thanks to all those volunteers that made sure the day went smoothly. The podium looked like this: Junior Sailing: 1 st
Published 14:59 on 22 Sep 2019
Unfortunately one of the Wanderer's centre boards snapped during the school sailing sessions. A replacement from the manufacturers turned out to be ridiculously expensive. Fortunately we did not have to mortgage the clubhouse as Steve Goodchild volunteered to build a new one from scratch. Marvel at the craftsmanship on display in the series of photos as a new centre-board emerges from a rough plank of Sapele Mahogany .
Published 14:48 on 16 Sep 2019
SGBA and the two oldest years groups of the primary school enjoyed some dinghy sailing at the beginning of September. The gusts on the first morning kept the safety boat crews busy but fortunately by the third day we were blessed with perfect weather for beginners. The kids had a great time and we only suffered from one mildly traumatised teaching assistant who had not anticipated being recruited as crew for one of the safety
Published 11:48 on 11 Sep 2019