Monthly Archives: April 2017

Grafham ‘Youth Classes’ Day

When? Bank Holiday Monday 1st May.  Sailing sessions run from 1030 to about 1630. Where? Grafham Water Sailing Club, Perry, Cambridgeshire PE28 0BU Who’s organising it? Grafham Water Sailing Club and the youth classes, with support from the RYA.  Which boats? 29er, 420, Nacra 15 and Spitfire.  Each of the classes will be providing experienced helms/crews to help sail the boats […]

Cambridgeshire Youth League

The first Cambridgeshire Youth League event of 2017 takes place this Saturday at Cam Sailing Club. Briefing is at 10:30 with the first of 3 races at 11:00. Entry is only £1 and there are various age group prizes, so lots of opportunities to win something. There is no need to pre-register, just turn up […]

Flying Fifteen Fleet Newsletter – April 17th

Easter Salver The first Fleet ‘special’ of 2017 was sailed in a fresh breeze on Easter Sunday. After the unseasonably balmy conditions of previous weeks, things felt a bit chilly, but the five crews who showed up faced the prospect of serious exercise which soon got the circulation going. I didn’t compete (my crew was unfortunately ‘indisposed’) so […]

Grafham success at the RYA Youth Nationals at HISC

Photo courtesy Hayling Island SC William Smith and Abigail Clarke returned first place in the Catamaran Handicap class at the RYA Youth National Championships at Hayling Island SC earlier this week (April 10 – 14). Many congratulations on a really first-rate performance. Click through for full details.

FF Fleet Newsletter – 10th April, 2017

Fleet Dinner We enjoyed a well-attended and sociable Fleet Dinner on the evening of April 1st. After Lisa’s customary spread, our Guest of Honour (Commodore John Aston) reported on recent happenings and planned developments in the club, both on and off the water: Tim O’Brien reflected on the strengths of the fleet and some notable sailing […]

RS400 / RS800 Coaching Weekend: May 6th – 7th

Don’t miss the coaching session on Saturday the 6th May – and enjoy 4 upwind downwind races on Sunday 7th. Our coaches on the day will be: Roger Phillips will be coaching the RS800’s (2014 National winner) Mark Reddington will be coaching the RS400’s. (Top 400 sailor) The sessions will start at 10.00am with a […]

18ft Skiffs at Grafham

Photograph © Andrew Lawman On Saturday, April 1st, five 18ft Skiffs spread their wings over Grafham on their 2017 ‘Demonstration Day’, aimed at broadening the appeal of these boats for both onlookers and active participants. The event had been well-publicised on both the class web site and on grafham.org and there was much interest from both […]