Monthly Archives: January 2017

Changes to volunteering process

More flexibility, more training, extending voucher scheme, and clarification of expectation of members Dear Member I have emailed all Grafham Water Sailing Club members with the following note about volunteering to help the Club, to say thank you to members for volunteering, and to encourage and support you as volunteers, so we can get the people […]

Volunteering FAQs

I pay my membership and boat fees. Why should I have to volunteer to do duties too? Grafham is a large Club, so we can afford to employ some paid staff – but they cannot do everything required.  If the Club used paid staff to do all the work needed, your fees would have to […]

RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show: 4th – 5th March, 2017

Grafham will be at Alexandra Palace – will you be there? We’ll be publishing details shortly of how you can help out on the club’s stand. Meanwhile, why not visit the RYA web site and see what’s in prospect. You can book tickets on-line, download the official guide and browse the many exciting events in […]

‘Try an 18 Day’ at Grafham Water Sailing Club

For the second year running, the UK 18ft Skiff class invites sailors to Grafham Sailing Club on the 1st April 2017 for another ‘Try an 18 Day’. The day will comprise of on the water joyrides and a chance to sail these amazing machines! There will be boats on show throughout the day and members of […]

Sunday Racing – Notice of Race for the forthcoming Frostbite Series

Dear Members, At the recent meeting of the Racing Committee, it was agreed that racing on Sunday would continue to be organised in thirteen-week cycles. This means that the forthcoming Frostbite series will begin in February and run until the end of April, while the Summer Series will run May through to July and the Autumn […]

Flying Fifteen Newsletter, January 16th, 2017

Happy New Year to all (both?!) our readers So far, the weekend weather has been un-cooperative in tempting the hordes of frustrated Fifteen crews to abandon their firesides and take to the lake. Three of us took the plunge on January 8th – but that was only because we’d been designated race team. Normally, we’d […]

John Lucas

The club has just learned of the death of John Lucas – a long-standing member and an active sailor in many dinghy classes, a veteran of our safety boat team (and a constant presence in the coxswains’ shed!) and an enthusiastic and tireless supporter of his son and other young club members as they progressed up the evolutionary […]

36th Grafham Grand Prix

The 36th Grafham Grand Prix, the 4th event of the GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series, was held on Monday 2nd January. 192 boats entered, the largest entry for this event in this century! The home club swelled the entry lists with an impressive 50 entries. Racing was split across three tracks, a fast fleet (42 boats) […]

Volunteering at GWSC

Full text of Council paper on volunteering.