News: Grafham Events

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 […]

The Chris Black Sprint 15 Icicle Winter Event at Grafham

Picture © Neil Klabe The Chris Black Sprint 15 Icicle traveller event was sailed on 19 March. Undoubtedly, the strong winds forecast put off some though, in the event, 13 travellers joined 4 locals for some good sailing in a South Westerly force 4/5 breeze gusting to force 6. The conditions did not deter new […]

Instructor Day!

All our instructors are welcome to our Instructor Day being held on 20th May 2017 running alongside this year’s RYA Push the Boat Out event.   This will give everyone the opportunity to meet both Matt and myself, and discuss any future courses you’d like to help out with over the forthcoming months and also have […]

Zhik Noble Marine 29er Sprint Championship

Grafham Water Sailing Club hosted the inaugural Zhik Noble Marine Sprint Championships over the weekend of the 11/12 March. Light winds curtailed the event though the buzz through the fleet after the one day of completed racing suggests the sailors are keen to keep it going next year. Click through for complete report.

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 […]

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) […]

Christmas Pursuit Race and Club Party

Photographs courtesy of Peter Saxton Conditions for the Pursuit race were typically cold, with a light SW breeze. However, it was dry and the sun shone, attracting a fleet of 35 boats. Peter & James Curtis won the race in their RS500 – a notable achievement given that the conditions hardly favoured them. They were […]

Grafham Water Sailing Club – Autumn Retrospective

Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis retain the Endeavour Trophy (© Roger Mant / Yachts & Yachting) Autumn Retrospective Race teams and safety crews will attest to the fact that the autumn of 2016 has been a very active period for the club on the racing front. For various reasons, the events of the autumn have […]

2016 Catamaran Open – Picture Gallery

Sprint 15 Start. Photo © Nick Champion Visit Nick here for lots more photographs Images in photo gallery © Charlie Stacey

All change in the DoE!

Commodore (John Aston) presents the DoE trophy to 2016 winner David Summerville After three years of Flying Fifteen hegemony, the D-Zeros took full advantage of an ideal planing breeze on Sunday morning, finishing 1st (David Summerville), 3rd (Neil Washington), 6th (Alisdair Kames) and 9th (John Aston) to dominate the top ten places. Dave Maclay (Laser) […]