• 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.


Our new membership database and booking system through WebCollect is now live. This provides online membership joining and renewal, training school bookings and open meeting entry. More information coming soon.

The Club is looking for a part-time coxswain. Click for information.

Coming Up at the Club

Saturday 30th March, 14:30 Volunteering Seminar. To give an insight into what the various volunteering roles involve.

Saturday 30th March,16:30 in the Top Bar. We will be holding a members’ forum. Come along to discuss what is going on at your Club, now and for the future. Your opportunity to raise matters that concern you. The bar will be open.

Sunday 14th April: We are running an additional first aid course as the one on the 13th is full. There are still plenty of places available. Sign up via WebCollect here

Online Entry to Forthcoming Events

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

13th-14th April International Moth and Waszp Open Meeting
19th-20th April 5th Grafham Easter Egg – Optimist Open and Youth Regatta

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