• 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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  • Family Friendly

    We offer a wide range of activities for families and young people throughout the summer, including sociable sailing on Tuesday mornings, Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons as well as Team Grafham for our young members and Let’s Go Windsurfing.

News

The Sunday Winter series starts on 3rd November. There will be three races with three starts. Click for Notice of Race and SSIs (amended 31st Oct).

A reminder that the clubhouse and grounds close half an hour after the water closes, unless the bar is open.

Laser Performance have lent the club a couple of Arc rigs for Laser fleet members to try out. If you are interested in trying one, please ask in the office.

Coming Up at the Club

The new members meeting and volunteer training scheduled for 9th November has been cancelled. The next ones will be on Saturday 23rd November.

On Saturday 23rd November there will be a working party, starting at 10:30. Please come along if you can and help your club.

Online booking is now available for the Christmas Lunch on Sunday 15th December, which takes place after the Christmas Pursuit Race.

Forthcoming Events

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

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