• 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


Please note the office and water opening and closing times

Cambridgeshire Youth League

Congratulations to all the young Grafham sailors who took part in a very successful CYL event at Grafham on Saturday 19th June, especially Lotte Post who came fourth, Thomas Matthews who was second under 12 and William Swann who took the award for the youngest competitor. The full results are here.

Notice of  Annual General Meeting

The A.G.M. will be held at the club on Sunday 11th July at 3pm. The intention is also to provide virtual access to the meeting, joining details will be provided in advance of the meeting. Nominations for Officers and Council members must be received by the office by Monday 14th June.


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

Before visiting the club please read the FAQ about operations from 17th May.

Cafe Update: the cafe will be open for takeaway this weekend. Dinner on Wednesday evening will be served upstairs.

Here are the Notice of Race and Supplementary Sailing Instructions for the Wednesday Evening Series. The Sunday Summer Series.starts on Sunday (2nd May), click for the Notice of Race and Supplementary Sailing Instructions. Please check these carefully as there are some changes.

Membership renewal letters have now been emailed out and Instructions to amend your membership subscriptions can be found here.

Click for Open Meeting Information.