The links below are chosen for having possible interest to GXSA members. The links are provided in good faith. GXSA cannot be held responsible for their integrity or content. Please contact us if your favourite sites are absent.
Clubs and Societies
Yateley Offshore A club based in Hampshire with very similar profile to GXSA
Henley Offshore A local club with similar profile to GXSA
Ocean Cruising Club A club with a strong affinity to GXSA
Broadwater Sailing Club A local dinghy sailing club based in the Colne Valley
Datchet Water Sailing Club National level dinghy sailing club. Several DWSC members are also members of GXSA
Cookham Reach Sailing Club is a family friendly club that offers social dinghy sailing and racing on the Thames at Cookham
Kathy Mansfield Photography A regular contributor to Classic Boat and Watercraft magazines. Superb annual calendar.
Deben Marine Deben Marine is owned by Art Butler who is GXSA's instructor and members' adviser.
Cox Engineering Vyv Cox's site on interesting yachting articles
Current Weather and Forecasts
Mail a Sail Global Weather Portal This site is currently under development and will include links to well known forecasters, their web sites and other weather related information sources. (including Frank Singleton - see below)
XC weather A favourite site for several GXSA members. Nice graphical presentation of observations and five day UK forecasts for wind, temperature and precipitation.
Metcheck (provides a 1 to 7 day forecast and 8-14 day forecast of wind speed and direction.
The Weather Channel provides 9 day forecasts with day and night details and including wind speed and direction.
Grib Weather files and Software Desktop wind and weather forecasts for all over the world using small downloadable files: free data, software and instructions - a must for all ocean sailors
Passage Weather Interesting variation on GRIB, that includes a forecast of visibility
Synoptic Charts German met site with an archive of north atlantic synoptic charts.
Weather for Fishermen. Fishing site which provides free synoptic charts and forecasts. Also some fascinating pages on fishing boats and gear.
The Weather Experts
Frank Singleton's weather site (A comprehensive source of where to get weather information)
East Coast Pilot A sponsored site to support the East Coast Pilot Book. Comprises up to date charts (of wind farms, changing sandbanks etc), weather information and a comprehensive information source to support East Coast Sailors. You can subscribe to a free email update and news service.
Sail Europe A site by Jim Baerselman which summarises the attractiveness of European cruising areas. Useful to drool over during those long winter evenings
Easy Tide Tidal height predictions for up to 5 days ahead
noonsite.com - Jimmy Cornell's site for ocean cruising
Pangolin A New Zealand site with all you need for astro including software and almanac downloads. Good articles on ocean passage planning
Astronomical Algorithms Jean Meeus' definitive guide - mathematical and useful if you fancy writing your own code ($US35) - nothing on tides
Westview Sailing is a locally based RYA approved school offering day skipper, yachtmaster courses and VHF short range certificate courses.
Local Non-Sailing Activities
Gerrards Cross Parish Council The link page is a reference to local clubs and societies
Volunteering in Buckinghamshire Lists of opportunities
Volunteering made easy General information, national and international opportunities
The Other Stuff
A selection of sites that we find difficult to categorise
Sailing Resources (includes a large number of links to clubs associations and chandlery
MMSI numbers. ITU lists of boat names, nationalities and MMSIs
Boat Trips a directory of boat trips round the country. Enjoy the events and let your skipper have a stress free afternoon!
Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Inspiring young people's cancer recovery through sailing. See the work of the trust and "lend a hand". Ellen MacArthur is an honorary member of GXSA.