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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.

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Please see the updated post here for details of Judi Figgures funeral and celebration of her life
gjw_sailjuice_winter_series-grafham_grand_prix_2016-fast-start The 37th Grafham Grand Prix which is the 4th event in the GJW Sailjuice series will take place on Saturday 30th December.

Important notice: Everyone (including GWSC members) must pre-enter via the Sailjuice web site (link here) by 20:00 Thursday 28th December 2017 as we do not intend to take any late entries.

Date for your diary: Sunday December 17th is the Christmas Pursuit Race followed by the Christmas Lunch. Notice of Race, Lunch Menu and booking form can be found here. Please note you must book for the lunch by midday 16th December.
There will be a Welcome Briefing for all new members on Saturday 9th December at 1pm in the Ground Floor Cafe

On-line Entry to Forthcoming Events

There are currently no forthcoming events bookable through our site. Click here to view a complete list of forthcoming open meetings at Grafham, including details of the 37th Grafham Grand Prix on 30th December.


  • Racing 10/12/2017

    The weather conditions here in Perry are not improving and it is not possible to launch a RIB due to the ice on the slipway. We... Read More

  • Judi Figgures MBE

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    We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Judi Figgures, former club member and a co-founder of Grafham Water... Read More