News: Sailing & Racing

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 […]

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 All the Club’s other fixed buoys have now been replaced by new blue barrels.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 […]

Autumn Series Prizegiving and Winners

The prize giving for the Autumn Series was held on Sunday 12th November. Above – Andy and Mark Baldwin – 1st Mono Asymmetric. Below Ann Young, 1st Laser 4.7, Kevin Cummerson, 1st Spitfire, Richard Major – 2nd D-Zero. Congratulations to all prize winners, who are: Morning Flying Fifteen 1st Flying 15 3789            […]

Racing News: Winter Sundays Update

A change to the Notice of Race for the Winter Series which begins on 5th November 2017 has been posted. The format used last winter of three races sailed back to back will be used again this coming winter as daylight is very short from the middle of November to the middle of January. The […]

2017 Cat Open Rescheduled

The Grafham Cat Open that had to be postponed due to Storm Brian has been rescheduled to 17/18 March 2018. Watch this space for further information.

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 […]

Saturday Programme – November & December

We have been very encouraged by the popularity of our Saturday activities; last weekend we estimate we had over 75 boats on the water doing various things; and that isn’t counting the 60 Solos on the lake for their Open Meeting!  We have already announced an extension to the end of October, and we have […]

Sociable Saturdays Extended

Our Saturday activities are remaining popular, even as the weather gets colder, so we have decided to extend until the end of October.  The programme remains the same so: Club Coaching from 12:00 to 14:00 Sociable Saturday from 14:30 to 17:00 Team Grafham from 14:30 to 16:30 After the end of October we are currently […]