News: Grafham Events

John Clifton

John Clifton, whose GWSC membership number is 10, a founder member instrumental in setting up GWSC more than 50 years ago, for the benefit for us all to enjoy today, celebrated his 100th birthday on July 2nd. Unsurprisingly to many of us in the Flying Fifteen fleet, John was out racing his Flying Fifteen, the […]

Grafham Jubilee Long Distance Race

The Jubilee Long Distance Race was held on Saturday, June 24th.  This was the second year, after last year’s successful inaugural event.  The weather gods were kind again; the wind held at around 12-15 knots all day,and the rain stayed away.  Nine boats took to the water: two D Zeros, a Flying Fifteen, a K6, […]

2017 Challenger Association English National Championship

Judi Figgures with the yellow sail just ahead of two other Grafham Challengers at the 2017 Challenger Class English National Championship Grafham Water Sailability hosted the Challenger Association English National Championship at Grafham over the weekend of 24th and 25th of June 2017. With perfect winds touching 18 knotts the nineteen competing Challengers had one […]

Jeremy Davy & Martin Huett win 2017 Grafham FF Open

The 2017 edition of the GWSC Flying Fifteen Open Meeting took place on the weekend of June 10/11th Popular lore has it that Grafham in June is a recipe for no wind – oh so wrong on this occasion! 7 visiting boats, from Bewl Valley, Broxbourne, Chew Valley, Draycote, and Hayling Island and 10 from GWSC arrived […]

Cambs Youth League: June 3rd

On Saturday 3rd June, 36 sailors took part in this year’s Grafham round of the Cambridgeshire Youth League. There were 17 entries from Grafham: 14 of these sailors have been attending our Team Grafham sessions on Saturday afternoons. The conditions were perfect, with winds ranging from about 7 to 13 knots and lots of sunshine. […]

Topper Inlands 2017

Grafham hosted the Topper Inland Championships over the weekend of April 29th – 30th. After predominantly light airs on Saturday, the breeze picked up on Sunday and provided some challenging and exhilarating sailing.

Team Grafham – April 29th

  Team Grafham attracted 20 enthusiastic participants this weekend, who demonstrated their growing skill and confidence sailing around a triangular course in conditions close to ideal. We’re now urging everyone to take part in the Cambridgeshire Youth League event on June 3rd – there’ll be no ‘regular’ Team Grafham that day to distract you! The Cambs […]

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 […]