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  • About the Club

    The club has been running for more than 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.

    Club Boats

    Crew Register


New: Read the Spring Newsletter from the Commodore here
Sunday racers please note information here about racing on Sunday 25th March when the Sprint 15 Winter Traveller Open will take place alongside club racing.
Belated congratulations to the ‘talented Grafham brat pack’ members who competed in the Northampton SC Solo Winter Championship last month, all finishing in the top 20: Ewan Birkin-Walls, Dave Lucas and especially Ian Walters who came 2nd. Read the Y&Y report here
Forthcoming Open Meetings. View Notice of Race for the Sprint 15 open meeting, sailed  for the Chris Black Perpetual Trophy

On-line Entry to Forthcoming Events

Click here to view a complete list of forthcoming open meetings at Grafham.