Monthly Archives: February 2017

Doris comes to Grafham!

This was the scene, shortly after mid-day on 23rd February, viewed from the north (Grafham) shore as storm Doris approached her peak. Our weather station recorded gusts in excess of 60 kt and some boats carry the scars to prove it! Your intrepid Coxswain, Andy Taylor, was obliged to launch a RIB (no mean feat in […]

NSSA Double-handed Team Racing

The NSSA Double Handed Team Racing takes place at Oxford Sailing Club on Saturday 25th March. As in previous years it will be sailed in Fireflies which will be supplied by the organisers. We (Cambridgeshire Schools & Youth Sailing Association) plan to initially enter 2 teams, each team consisting of 4 people (2 helm + 2 crew). […]

Sunday 12th Feb the Race Officers Perspective

Up early and the forecast is F4 gusting F5 north-easterly, temperature 2 degrees feels like minus 4 degrees and on the webcams and weather station I can see the forecast is correct and its raining. Set off for the club after telling the family I might be home for lunch. At the club there are […]

Winter Housekeeping at Grafham

There was a record turnout at this Tuesday’s working party, with thirteen people carrying out a variety of tasks including: tidying up the foreshore, repairing the tables in the café, investigating the cable link to the coxswain’s hut so that we can remove the Race Hut, cleaning the office staircase, renovating Moonshadow and a much […]

Club Racing Reference Cards

NEW! (February 2017)   Recent developments in Club racing protocols have led to changes in key elements like start times / sequences and courses to be sailed. To help you come to terms with these changes, we’ve compiled reference cards (one for each of our main racing fleets) that summarise details of racing in an easily readable […]

Flying Fifteen Fleet News, February 3rd

From our own Correspondent Herpetile Hibbert (a close relative of Crocodile Dundee) sends greetings from the antipodes, where he stumbled across the Australian equivalent of Fawlty Towers (see illustration). We understand that Freda drew the line at the prospect of a night chez Bob! Jim regrets missing the glorious sailing we’ve been enjoying throughout January […]