• 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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His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh

Grafham Water Sailing Club is deeply saddened by the loss of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen, and the entire Royal Family at this time.

The Duke was Patron of Grafham Water Sailing Club and opened the club in 1966, when he presented a trophy which is competed for annually in the Club Championship. He last visited Grafham Water in 2016 when he took part in the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the lake and Sailing Club.


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Latest News

Before visiting the club please read the FAQ about operations from 29th March.

Cafe Update: the cafe will be open for takeaway this weekend.

Coming on Wednesday 7th April, Wednesday evening series. First start 6:30pm. Click for Notice of Race and Supplementary Sailing Instructions. The cafe will be open for takeaway.

Starting on Sunday 4th April, a 4 week series to get everyone back into the swing of racing. There will be three races back-to-back. Click for Notice of Race and Supplementary Sailing Instructions.

Team Grafham will restart on 10th April.

Membership renewal letters have now been emailed out and Instructions to amend your membership subscriptions can be found here.

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