• 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


Covid-19 Update

The Government made an announcement on 26th November about the Tiers in operation from 2nd December. Grafham will be in Tier 2, and as such it appears we should be able to reopen. We are awaiting more information from the RYA and Anglian Water and will provide an update as soon as there is definitive information.

Please see the Coronavirus Blog for the text of an email from the Commodore announcing that the club will be closed during the England-wide lockdown from 5th November to 2nd December.

There is now a new GWSC Information WhatsApp group which will provide notifications of any new announcements. You can find the link to join it in the Members’ area of WebCollect.

Please watch the Coronavirus Blog and WhatsApp group for further announcements.


Wednesday evening eSailing has now started. Read James’s blog here along with information on how to join in.

The 2020 Winter Membership offer will run from 28th November until 31st March. Full details here. You can join via WebCollect on or after 28th November.

Coming Up at the Club

Before visiting the club please be sure to check the Covid-19 Operating Procedures.

The 2020-2021 Winter Series now starts on 6th December 2020 and runs until 28th January.

Forthcoming Events

Click here to view a complete list of forthcoming open meetings at Grafham.

Online entry, camper van and camping booking is now via the WebCollect system.