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  • 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.


The A14 will be closed between St Ives and Bar Hill in both directions from 2am on Saturday 17th Nov to 6am on Monday 19th. Details are on the Highways England website.

Jim Hibbert will be running a Day Skipper evening course at Cottenham Village College starting in January. Details here.

A copy of the latest letter from the Commodore, regarding Long Term Membership Opportunities, is available here.

Coming Up at the Club:

Saturday 1st December: Club Coaching and Team Grafham. There are not enough people booked in at the moment, so for this to go ahead we need bookings and payment to the office by Sunday 18th at the latest!

Saturday 1st and 8th December at 10:30: Working Parties. Information here.

Coming this autumn: Volunteering Briefings. We want to give members confidence to volunteer, so we will be holding sessions to tell members more about what is involved when volunteering for various activities at GWSC. Look out for notices around the clubhouse. You can find out more about volunteering here

Online Entry to Forthcoming Events

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

17-18 November 420 End of Season Event; 29er Inland Championships. Entry via the Class Associations’ websites 420 entry
29er entry
24-25 November LaserPerformance Masters Inlands. Online Entry
30 December 38th Grafham Grand Prix. Online entry at Notice of Race

GWSC Members please note: entries received after midnight on the Thursday before an event will be subject to a £5 late entry fee as for non-members.