Monthly Archives: August 2016

RS600 weekend 3rd/4th September

A class weekend is scheduled for the RS600s from September 3rd – 4th. The planned programme is as follows: Saturday 3rd. – Training day Come and have fun, practice some stuff and meet everyone – in dinghy park from 11:00 am Sunday 4th – Racing Day 4 club races with separate start for the 600s. […]

Youth and Experience on Wednesday Evenings

Alexander Maclay (left) and John Clifton (right) Winners of the 2016 Wednesday Generation Trophies Photograph © Dave Philpott This year saw an innovation at the annual Wednesday evening series prizegiving. In addition to prizes for the three starts (see full results here), additional trophies were awarded to the youngest and the oldest competitor that raced during the […]

Final day of fleet racing for ‘Team Grafham’ in Rio

Giles Scott is guaranteed a gold medal in the Finn class in Rio, irrespective of the results of Tuesday’s medal race. This is a huge achievement, deserving of our admiration and congratulations. Ben and Nicola had a difficult day and now lie in 8th place – which secures them a final appearance on Tuesday but […]

3rd Sailing Day in Rio for Grafham Olympians

After yesterday’s lay day, today was action-packed for ‘our’ sailors in Rio. Ben and Nicola now lie in third place, sharing a score of 49 points with Argentina and just 3 points behind the leading Australian boat. Giles Scott returned hugely impressive results of 1st and 3rd in the Finn, placing him 16 points ahead […]

News from Rio – Close of Play on Thursday

Giles Scott scores 1,11,1 in races 4 – 6 to lead the Finn fleet by 12 points. In the NACRAs, Ben & Nicola registered 7,5,3 on their second day to share leading points with Australia. So all to play for – come along to Grafham next Tuesday afternoon to watch the medal races on the big screen. […]

Grafham successes on the circuit

Phil and Laura Bevan have just returned from Brixham, where they competed in the 60th Allen Brothers Enterprise National Championships, finishing 4th in a fleet of 47.- and winning Race 4 in the process! They missed 3rd place only on count-back – so we’ll be watching their performance closely next year! For official results and […]

Flying Fifteen Newsletter: 1st August, 2016

Sailing Gallery It was RIB duty for me and Jim Hibbert on Sunday. As a result, I was faced with a number of extra-curricular responsibilities – such as bemoaning the state of the Labour Party and wrapping the occasional line round the propellor: these meant that I was unable to pay my customary attention to the racing. I […]

Club Racing: July 31st

On the final day of July, we enjoyed bright and dry conditions throughout the day, with a north-westerly breeze of around 10-12 knots, increasing after lunch to 12-15 knots. Throughout the day, there was the odd gust to catch out the unwary, but competitors could mostly concentrate on the racing, taking survival as a foregone conclusion! […]