• 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.

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News

Before visiting the club please be sure to check the Covid-19 Operating Procedures.

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Keep an eye on the Coronavirus Blog which is being updated as we make new announcements relating to Covid-19 (last update 20th October).

If you haven’t visited the club recently please watch our short Video Guide to the Club, which will walk you through the site layout and Covid secure operations.

The 2020 Winter Membership offer will run from 28th November until 31st March. Full details here. You can join via WebCollect on or after 28th November.

Covid-19 Update

Do not travel to the club if you would be in breach of any relevant government regulations or guidelines.  As of 20 October this would apply to anyone who lives in an area of England with a COVID alert level of “Very High” or who lives in Wales. Full refunds will be given to any Open Meeting competitor who enters and subsequently is unable to attend the event because of this restriction only.

Closing the lake due to bad weather: under the current restrictions we have to be more conservative on wind speed sailing restrictions. Please check the website before setting off and if in any doubt call for advice to avoid risking a wasted journey.

Coming Up at the Club

The 2020-2021 Winter Series starts on 1st November 2020 and runs until 28th January. Click for:

Wednesday racing has now finished until next year. and has been replaced by eSailing, Read more here  Read Nigel’s Wednesday Afternoon blog.

Forthcoming Events

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

31 October – 1 November Laser Inland Championship

We regret that the organising authority has taken the decision to cancel this event

7 Nov Solo End of Seasons

Event Entry and NoR

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