• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What we sail

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

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  • 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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News for Members

Members’ Forum

Members' ForumThe next Members’ Forum is scheduled for March 15th, from 16:30 to 18:00. Come along to hear about emerging developments in the club – and to contribute your thoughts and ideas.


2015 Training Centre Prospectus Published

Details of sail training / powerboat / Dinghy Instructor courses at Grafham in 2015 have been published in the new prospectus and can also be found in the ‘Training & Development‘ section of the web site.

Honda RYA Youth RIB Challenge

Places are available in the late spring and early summer of 2015 to join the Grafham squad preparing for the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship.

Asymmetric Fleet AGM

The Asymmetric Fleet AGM will be held on 22 March in the top bar after racing, starting not before 5pm.

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