• About the Club

    The club has been running for more than fifty years and has about 1,200 members using almost 600 boats – and facilities to match!

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  • About the Lake

    At about 3 miles long and, at its maximum, 1.5 miles wide, Grafham Water is one of the best inland sailing venues in the UK.

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  • Where we are

    The club is located three miles from the A1/A14 junction, between Bedford, Northampton, Cambridge and Peterborough and about 60 miles north of London.

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  • What we sail

    Almost anything! Our members sail dinghies, catamarans, sailboards, day keelboats and small sailing cruisers.

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  • Who can sail?

    The club caters for groups and individuals of all sailing abilities from beginners through to the very experienced. Newcomers to sailing can learn to sail through sailing lessons with our RYA accredited Training Centre.

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  • Learn to sail?

    The Club is an RYA Recognised Training Centre: we offer RYA certified training courses in dinghy sailing, windsurfing and power boating that we can tailor to different ages and experience levels.

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  • Safety

    Our professional and qualified coxswains provide top-class on-water safety cover seven days a week. At weekends, the coxswains are supported by RYA-qualified volunteer safety boat crews.

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  • Shore-side

    Our large clubhouse (on three levels) includes a café on the ground floor, large changing rooms on the middle floor and a smart ‘dry bar’ with spectacular views across the lake on the upper level.

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  • Membership

    Membership is open to sailors and non sailors of all ages. Non boat owners can join the Club and use the small fleet of club boats. Day visitors, with their own dinghy or sailboard are always welcome.

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  • No Boat?

    Join us and get access to our growing fleet of Club boats – or check out our Crew Register.

    Club Boats

    Crew Register


The club phone line is currently out of order. If you need to phone the office, please use the mobile, number 07943 196522.

The brand new Grafham Water SC website is launching soon. It will feature a new layout, a special member’s dashboard page and simplified navigation. More news next week!

We are looking for a part-time coxswain. More details here.

Please note the office and water opening and closing times. 

40th Grafham Grand Prix

The postponed Grafham Grand Prix from 2020 is scheduled for 2nd January 2022 and entry is now open via Sailjuice at  www.sailjuiceseries.com. Members are advised to enter early as we are restricted to the first 200 paid entries. The fee includes a pasta dish after sailing, trackers and is being sponsored by Sailing Chandlery. Click for the Notice of Race (revised 5th Nov).

This is a very special anniversary regatta as it marks the 40th edition of the event first started by former commodore, Peter Waghorn in 1980. It has always attracted a large entry from both club members and visitors alike and is the premier event of the Grafham organised calendar. We plan to run three race tracks in a similar format to the previous few years, a fast track windward/leeward and trapezoid tracks for the medium and slow fleets.


The changing rooms are now open, with limited capacity. It is important to understand the Operating Procedures before using the changing rooms.

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