• About the Club

    The club has been running for nearly fifty years and has more than 1,000 members using almost 600 boats – and facilities to match!

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  • About the Lake

    At about 3 miles long and, at its maximum, 1.5 miles wide, Grafham Water is one of the best inland sailing venues in the UK.

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  • Where we are

    The club is located three miles from the A1/A14 junction, between Bedford, Northampton, Cambridge and Peterborough and about 60 miles north of London.

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  • What we sail

    Almost anything! Our members sail dinghies, catamarans, sailboards, day keelboats and small sailing cruisers.

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  • Who can sail?

    The club caters for groups and individuals of all sailing abilities from beginners through to the very experienced. Newcomers to sailing can learn to sail through sailing lessons with our RYA accredited Training Centre.

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  • Learn to sail?

    The Club is an RYA Recognised Training Centre: we offer RYA certified training courses in dinghy sailing and power boating that we can tailor to different ages and experience levels.

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  • Safety

    Our professional and qualified coxswains provide top-class on-water safety cover seven days a week. At weekends, the coxswains are supported by RYA-qualified volunteer safety boat crews.

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  • Shore-side

    Our large clubhouse (on three levels) includes a café on the ground floor, large changing rooms on the middle floor and a smart ‘dry bar’ with spectacular views across the lake on the upper level.

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  • Membership

    Membership is open to sailors and non sailors of all ages. Non boat owners can join the Club and use the small fleet of club boats. Day visitors, with their own dinghy or sailboard are always welcome.

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  • No Boat?

    Join us and get access to our growing fleet of Club boats – or check out our Crew Register.

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Club Burgee John Cranston: we learned with great sadness of the recent sudden death of John Cranston – a stalwart of the Wayfarer fleet and a frequent participant in Wednesday evening racing. John’s funeral will be held on 12th April at 2pm in Great Staughton Church and afterwards at the Sailing Club.  Everyone is welcome to attend and give John a fitting farewell.
Jumble Sale Boat Jumble. The Office will be delighted to receive your ‘boat bits’ for our boat jumble sale on April 5th. Proceeds will be used to fund planned improvements to club boats.
Great Lakes logo  New racing handicaps for 2017-2018. Changes to our race handicaps have been proposed by the UK Great Lakes Committee and approved by our own Racing Committee. These affect a number of our racing classes. Click through for details.
Social-Saturday-150718-08 Our leisure and training season kicks off on Saturday 1st April, followed by morning sessions for ladies (well-mannered gentlemen invited to join in!) on Tuesday, April 4th.
Fititng Out Fitting-Out Social Evening, April 5th. Includes supper menu and on-line selection of meal preferences.
S1R logo Petrucci S1Race Demonstration Days and first round of 2017 S1R Match Racing series. Grafham Water Sailing Club – 8 / 9 April 2017
Club Burgee  Wednesday evening racing re-starts on April 12th. Click through to download Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions.
RYA Training Centre  Instructors’ Day – May 20th

On-line Entry to Forthcoming Events

Select the Class symbol to navigate through to the appropriate on-line entry page. Click here to view a complete list of forthcoming open meetings at Grafham.

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Moth Inlands: April 22-23 Flying Fifteen Open: June 10-11 2000 Millennium Series / 4000 UK Series June 17-18 Devoti D-Zero Inland Championships Sept 16-17




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