News: Sailing Club

Working Party – Wednesday 17th January

Your Club Needs You! Working parties take place on the third Wednesday of each month. Volunteers for the working parties are always welcome. Start time is 10:30. Planned work for Wednesday 17th January is: Start the redecoration of the wet bar. Materials are already available. Stripping the decks of Moon Shadow for repainting with deck […]

Gents’ Showers Works

Essential works to Gents Showers Starting on Friday 5th January, we will be carrying out essential repair work to the gents showers.  This will involve replacing the floor (which has been leaking) with a new floor and laying tiles in the area immediately outside the shower area. The work is expected to take up to […]

Members’ Forums 6th/7th January

Early in the New Year we will be holding a couple of Members’ Forums.  These will be on Saturday 6 January and Sunday 7 January, at 3pm in the top bar.  There are two things in particular to discuss.  We are currently considering what to do about Sunday afternoons and the measures we might take to improve […]

Mark Laying Training Day – 24th Feb 2018

Interested in Mark Laying at Grafham Events? The Club is organising an on-the-water practical training day on 24 February (2018) for club volunteers interested in helping at open meetings and championships to practise mark-laying and understand a bit more about race management. Grafham Water Sailing Club hosts a number of important championships and open meetings […]

New Buoys

All the buoys are blue… …except for X, which has been renewed but is still red. All the Club’s other fixed buoys have now been replaced by new blue barrels. So why did we get rid of  the yellow and yellow/black buoys? Because the paint comes off too easily and thus they are hard to […]

Sprint 15 Inland Championships 22nd October 2017

Photo: Thomas Sandal leads Cummerson in the Inland Championships Thomas Sandal of Grafham is the new Sprint 15 Inland Champion. Storm Brian caused the Grafham Cat Open to be cancelled but the Sprint 15 Inland Championships went ahead on Sunday 22 October.  Many were put off by the forecast but 9 took part in a […]

Winter Membership from 25th November 2017 to 31st March 2018

We are offering a special membership rate for winter members, including reduced entry fee to the Grafham Grand Prix. Full details here

GWSC Sailors 7th at RS500 Worlds

RS500 World Championship at Centro Vela Alto Lario, Lake Como, Italy Well done to Peter & James Curtis from Grafham who were 7th out of 62 at the RS500 Worlds in Lake Como Italy – see the Y&Y report here 

Safety and Race Teams Refresher Day

Refresher Day: Sept 23, 2017 The next Refresher Day for Safety and Race Teams is on Saturday, September 23, from 1000 h to 1600 h. You can revise and update your skills. You can practise safety-boat tasks such as dealing with a capsize and man overboard, and driving and anchoring a Committee Boat. You will […]

Peter Windmill

We were saddened to learn of the death of Pete a few weeks ago. Pete was a long-standing club member and cat sailor up to a couple of years ago and was a stalwart member of the Safety fleet, as well as being a keen diver and member of Huntingdon Diving Club. Our thoughts are […]