Where we are – middle of the country
The club is located in central England, about three miles from the A1/A14 junction, between Bedford, Northampton, Cambridge and Peterborough and about 60 miles north of London. (Click through to map)
About the lake – one of the biggest in the UK
We sail on a 1,600 acre reservoir, 3 miles long and, at its maximum, 1.5 miles wide: Grafham Water is renowned as one of the best inland sailing venues in the UK. There is a 9 mile cycle track around the lake and a nature reserve at its west end. (Click through for more details). Why not join us as a non-sailing member, make your base at the Sailing Club and take advantage of our showers, catering and free parking?
About the club – well-established, big enough for everyone
The club has been running for nearly fifty years and has one thousand members using almost 600 boats. The club is run by members, supported by professional safety and office staff.
What we sail – almost anything!
Our members sail dinghies, catamarans, sailboards, day keelboats and small sailing cruisers. We run a varied programme throughout the year including racing, free sailing and training.
Who can sail – all skill levels, members and day visitors
The club caters for groups and individuals of all sailing abilities from beginners through to the very experienced. Newcomers to sailing can take sailing lessons through our Training Centre using your own boat or one of the club fleet.
Our safety facilities – top class!
Our professional and qualified coxswains provide on-water cover seven days a week.The coxswains are supported by volunteer safety boat crews who also assist with race management using our fleet of six RIBs and four committee boats. Power boat and First Aid training is provided for members who want to become safety boat crews.
Our on-shore facilities
We have a large clubhouse on three storeys with a ‘wet bar’ area on the ground floor serving food during main activity times. Large changing rooms are located on the middle floor and the top floor has a smart ‘dry bar’ with spectacular views across the lake.
The clubhouse is open seven days a week, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Most activity takes place at weekends and on Wednesday and Friday evenings during the summer, when the bar and catering facilities operate.
Membership is open to sailors and non sailors of all ages, including indivduals, couples and families. (Click through for details of membership categories and fees). Non boat owners can join the Club and use the small fleet of club boats. If you’d prefer to sail as a day visitor, you may bring your own dinghy. Contact the office for information on day-sailing charges or for more information about membership.