• 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


Stephen Clemmet is stepping down as Principal of our Training School.  We would like to thank Stephen for the commitment and enthusiasm he has brought to the role in the two years he has been in post. Hilary Talbot is taking over as Principal, including representing the Training School on Club Council.

Please note that the site is still waterlogged.  It is advisable not to drive or park on the grass, as it is very likely that you will get stuck.

The new Huntingdon Southern Bypass (part of the A14) is now open. For details on how this affects journeys to/from the club, click here.

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

Saturday 14th March is the Safety and Support/Race Team Day. This replaces the previous Safety seminar and includes a day of activities followed by a meal. Click on the graphic to view a video all about the day on YouTube. If you would like to come along please register on WebCollect here. #S&S

The Spring Sunday race series starts on 1st March. There will be two morning and two afternoon races. Please note the start sequence for the morning races has changed – check the sailing instructions.

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.


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