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A Tale of Two Ships – by David Edwards

Many Cranleigh youngsters will remember school trips to the TS Gerald Daniel, affectionately known as the “GD”. The ship is a converted Minesweeper that lost its use some five years ago, before being replaced by the TS Resolute. A Tale of Two Ships is the story of both these ships. The book has been completed in time for the 30-year anniversary of the Sailing Centre that was celebrated in September this last year.
The book describes some of the history of two ships used by Christian Youth Enterprises, an Outdoor Activity Centre in Chichester Harbour with roots in Cranleigh. These roots go back 30 years to the founders of the Centre, Cranleigh residents Norman and Rosslyn Doney and David Edwards, among other local people. Since there is no sea at Cranleigh, Cobnor near Bosham in Chichester Harbour is the venue and location of the latest ship, the TS Resolute.

 

Where can I get a copy?
Copies of the book can be obtained direct from the author, David Edwards. His address is: 2 Winterfold View, High Street (immediately next door to Jewsons). You can call him on 01483 276860 or on his mobile: 07795620677, or drop him an e-mail: david. .

with school groups, training courses and residential holidays providing the majority of programmes from April to October. Following the recent introduction of our new accommodation vessel ‘TS Resolute’, CYESC is now able to provide programmes throughout the year, from warm weather watersports programmes, through to autumn family weekends, and winter conferences.
After 25 years of faithful service, the ‘Gerald Dan- iel’ Minesweeper was replaced in 2011 with ‘TS Resolute’. This magnificent, multi-purpose accommodation vessel has a lower deck containing 50 beds. Each spacious room has en suite facilities, comfortable bunk beds and, of course, great views. Our limited mobility cabin (main deck) also has en suite facilities with wheelchair access.

Alternatively, pop into Cranleigh Baptist Church, where it is available at £5.00 or by post at £7.00. The book can also be purchased direct from CYE Sailing Centre, Jubilee Building, Chidham, Chich-ester, West Sussex, PO18 8TE, email [email protected] org.uk.

 

Some Background on Christian Youth Enterprises Sailing Club
Christian Youth Enterprises Sailing Centre was established in 1985. Originally, programmes were built around young people from churches and youth groups, providing unique opportunities to experience the very best in watersports training and adventure activity holidays.

Over the years, the range of activities and age groups has broadened, with school groups, training courses and residential holidays providing the majority of programmes from April to October.
Following the recent introduction of our new accommodation vessel ‘TS Resolute’, CYESC is now able to provide programmes throughout the year, from warm weather watersports programmes, through to autumn family weekends, and winter conferences.
After 25 years of faithful service, the ‘Gerald Daniel’ Minesweeper was replaced in 2011 with ‘TS Resolute’. This magnificent, multi-purpose accom- modation vessel has a lower deck containing 50 beds. Each spacious room has en suite facilities, comfortable bunk beds and, of course, great views. Our limited mobility cabin (main deck) also has en suite facilities with wheelchair access.

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