Yearly Archives: 2017

Grafham Grand Prix – Saturday 30th December

Photo: Tim Olin The 37th Grafham Grand Prix, the 4th event in the GJW Direct Sailjuice winter series, took place on Saturday 30th December. The competitors saw an exciting day with 20-25 knots and gusts up to 30 knots. The challenging conditions led to many deciding to stay on shore, with 73 boats taking to […]

Members’ Forums 6th/7th January

Early in the New Year we will be holding a couple of Members’ Forums.  These will be on Saturday 6 January and Sunday 7 January, at 3pm in the top bar.  There are two things in particular to discuss.  We are currently considering what to do about Sunday afternoons and the measures we might take to improve […]

Judi Figgures MBE

We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Judi Figgures, former club member and a co-founder of Grafham Water Sailability. Judi passed away peacefully at her home in Huntingdon on Tuesday 28th November. She was an inspiration to many Sailability sailors and formerly a familiar, cheerful and friendly face around Grafham Water Sailing […]

Xmas Pursuit Race and Lunch 17th Dec 2017

The Christmas pursuit race will take place on Sunday 17th December. You can see the Notice of Race here. SSIs are here The race will be followed by the traditional Christmas dinner prepared by Lisa and the team. The menu is here. To book please speak to the Galley or you can book online here. […]

Wheatsheaf Pub Closed 28th Nov-5th Dec

The Wheatsheaf in Perry Village will be closed from Tuesday 28th November, reopening on Wednesday 6th December. They are building a new extension that will provide around an extra 40 covers. The extension should open on 13th December. If you plan to visit the Wheatsheaf be aware that it is very popular and booking is […]

Mark Laying Training Day – 24th Feb 2018

Interested in Mark Laying at Grafham Events? The Club is organising an on-the-water practical training day on 24 February (2018) for club volunteers interested in helping at open meetings and championships to practise mark-laying and understand a bit more about race management. Grafham Water Sailing Club hosts a number of important championships and open meetings […]

New Buoys

All the buoys are blue… …except for X, which has been renewed but is still red. All the Club’s other fixed buoys have now been replaced by new blue barrels. So why did we get rid of  the yellow and yellow/black buoys? Because the paint comes off too easily and thus they are hard to […]

Sociable Saturday 11th November 2017

Despite it being almost the middle of November, an enthusiastic band of 15 sailors in 12 boats turned out for the extended Sociable Saturday activities of Coaching and Racing in the morning. Matt and Mandy gave tips and advice alongside the racetrack run by Ian, where two races took place. Pete Windsor made a video […]

Autumn Series Prizegiving and Winners

The prize giving for the Autumn Series was held on Sunday 12th November. Above – Andy and Mark Baldwin – 1st Mono Asymmetric. Below Ann Young, 1st Laser 4.7, Kevin Cummerson, 1st Spitfire, Richard Major – 2nd D-Zero. Congratulations to all prize winners, who are: Morning Flying Fifteen 1st Flying 15 3789            […]

Racing News: Winter Sundays Update

A change to the Notice of Race for the Winter Series which begins on 5th November 2017 has been posted. The format used last winter of three races sailed back to back will be used again this coming winter as daylight is very short from the middle of November to the middle of January. The […]