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Published On 5/30/2024
We are excited to announce the MARKETPLACE on our website! Buy, sell, or trade sailing items with ease. Visit the Marketplace tab on the GMSC website and join our growing community of sailing enthusiasts.
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Published On 5/30/2024
Update on crane safety: 33 members have completed mandatory training. Only approved operators can use the crane for keelboats and heavy tasks. For training, contact the Equipment Committee Chairperson.
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Published On 5/1/2024
Ahoy, sailors! Join us for Tiller Time every Wednesday until September 2024 at Lake Maumelle. From 5 pm till twilight, enjoy sailing, guidance, and casual racing. Life jackets required. Free entry, no registration needed!
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Published On 10/23/2023
Checkout our new site for volunteers. Click for more details.
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Published On 7/16/2024
The Grande Maumelle Sailing Club (GMSC) recently updated its rules to enhance safety, clarity, and member experience. The revised rules are available on the GMSC website under "ABOUT US | BYLAWS and RULES."

Key changes include a clarified clubhouse pet policy (leashed pets welcome on the deck only), a new reservation system for the crane area, and a refreshed code of conduct. The Emergency Action Plan is now easily accessible online.

The update also clarifies membership privileges, particularly regarding crane usage (restricted to certified full members).

GMSC encourages all members to review the revised rules to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.
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Published On 6/23/2024
GMSC is thrilled to announce our partnership with US Sailing, the national governing body for sailing in the United States, to host the prestigious 2024 Championship of Champions Regatta. The event will take place from October 2-6, 2024, with races occurring between October 4-6. This is a remarkable honor for our club, offering a prime opportunity to showcase the breathtaking beauty of Lake Maumelle and the excellence of our sailing community.

The Championship of Champions is a highly esteemed event in the sailing world, gathering up to 19 competitors who have earned the title of current national, North American, or World champions in their respective classes. This regatta is the ultimate contest to determine the CHAMPION of champions!

Our dedicated Championship of Champions committee, led by Drew Daugherty, is diligently preparing to deliver a world-class event. Exciting opportunities for sponsorship are available. Contact Drew Daugherty to get the details.
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Published On 6/22/2024
In June, Nicole Claas Moore, with the help of Shelby Bellew, led our highly successful Junior Learn to Sail program. This class was one of our largest to date, with around 35 kids aged 7-16 participating. The young sailors learned essential skills including rigging, capsizing, tacking, gybing, and sailing upwind and downwind. A highlight of the program was sailing to WestRock marina for a snack!

A big thank you to the many volunteers who helped ensure the program ran smoothly and safely. Your dedication made this event a memorable experience for all the young sailors.
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Published On 6/1/2024
Our Spring Clean-up Day at the lake was a tremendous success. According to club historian Drew Daugherty, it was the second most successful clean-up day in our history, surpassed only by a frigid day that required defrosting beer beside the burn pile!

The dedicated crew prepared the Optis and Sunfish for summer, cleaned the grounds, dismantled derelict docks, filled two dumpsters with trash and debris, cleaned race committee boats, tidied Kiko’s corner, spread sand on the Hobie beach, and organized the clubhouse and junior shed. The teamwork and outstanding results were truly impressive!

Thank you to everyone who participated and made this event a great success.
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