News: Sailing & Racing

Spring Series 2018 Prize Winners

Morning Allcomers Slow 1st Ian Walters Solo 5586 2nd Rebecca Reid RS Aero 7 1511 Allcomers Fast 1st Peter Curtis RS300 539 Asymmetric Monohull 1st Peter Hudson/Adam Hudson RS200 1653 D-Zero 1st Richard Major 169 2nd John Aston 3 Asymmetric Multihull 1st Steward Smith Nacra 16 Solo Spi 63 2nd Gordy Baines Spitfire Spi S/H […]

Will Smith and Abi Clarke crowned 2018 Youth National Nacra Champions

Congratulations to Grafham young sailor Will Smith and his crew Abi Clarke who have won the RYA 2018 Nacra Youth Championships. Read the full report here

Sprint 15 Open Meeting 25th March

Sprint 15 Winter Traveller 25th March    Photos Jeremy Atkins The Sprint 15s sailed for the Chris Black Trophy on Sunday 25 March in with Club Racing. There was close racing in light winds and Stuart Snell won the event. Grafham youth sailor Rhys Atkins took part in his first Open event in a Sprint […]

Tower Dash

This event, introduced last year year, will run until December.  It takes the form of a timed sail from the Club, around the Tower, and back to the Club.  Details are set out in the Tower Dash Sailing Instructions. We’re starting this year’s event on Wednesday, April 4th (from 4 p.m. onwards) and there will be special prizes for the […]

Fitting Out Social

Following the success of last year’s event, on Wednesday 4 April we are holding a “fitting out” social event at the Club.  This is a warm up for the Wednesday evening series, which starts the following week.  Activities for the evening are as follows: First Tower Dash of 2018 From 4pm with prizes for this event […]

Sprint 15 Winter Traveller Open Sunday 25th March

On Sunday 25 March it is the Sprint 15 Winter Traveller Open which is run in with Club Racing. The Sprint 15 catamarans will start first, 2 minutes before the first Club start but will be started with flags, not numeral boards. In the morning the DZeros will not start on numeral 3 but will […]

CAT Open this weekend 17th/18th March – Update!

Over the last few days we have been monitoring the weather forecasts for this coming weekend.  The latest forecasts for both days are showing very high winds, low temperatures, a warning of snow and if anything show a worsening trend.  Against this background, we have reluctantly taken the decision to cancel this weekend’s CAT Open. […]

Frostbite Series Prize Winners

Allcomers Slow Handicap 1st Solo 5586 Ian Walters Fast Handicap 1sr RS300 539 Peter Curtis D-Zero 1st 3 John Aston 2nd 189 Adam Miles Asymmetric Monohulls  1st Laser Vago XD 190 C & J Marsh Asymmetric Multihull 1st Nacra 16 (Spinnaker / S-H) 4 Tony Stokes 2nd Spitfire (Spinnaker / S-H) 124 Kevin Cummerson Laser […]

Grafham Grand Prix – Saturday 30th December

Photo: Tim Olin The 37th Grafham Grand Prix, the 4th event in the GJW Direct Sailjuice winter series, took place on Saturday 30th December. The competitors saw an exciting day with 20-25 knots and gusts up to 30 knots. The challenging conditions led to many deciding to stay on shore, with 73 boats taking to […]

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 […]