Friendly Fridays

IMGP0509Friendly Fridays are relatively informal summer evening events (from May 4th through to August 10th). They are intended to give the opportunity to:

  • introduce family and friends to sailing and Grafham
  • try different boats
  • sail with different people
  • improve your skills with help from our on-water coaching
  • start the weekend with a sail when there’s other Club activity on the water
  • optionally, join in racing, with plenty of help for newcomers who want to join in.

IMGP0513Racing is relaxed and optional: many people new to racing find our popular Friday pursuit race a very helpful ‘pathway’ into the more serious racing offered on Wednesdays and Sundays. Even if you choose not to race, there’ll be coach boats on the water to offer advice (if you want it) and there’ll be rescue boats on hand should you get into difficulties.


Click here to view an RYA promotional video, featuring the past summer’s ‘Friendly Fridays’.

Friendly Fridays 2018
We meet in the Cafeteria on the ground floor of the Clubhouse from 18:00 for an evening of social sailing with an optional coached pursuit race. With the race finishing at 19:45, there’s time to head to the top-deck bar for a drink and maybe a meal whilst we debrief on the sailing. Whatever your tastes, it’s a great way to start the weekend!
4 May-10 Aug

18:00 onwards



NB Hire fees apply for use of club boats. Boats need to be booked and paid for at the office prior to going on the water.