• 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.


WARNING: Please DO NOT drive or park on the grass, it is waterlogged and 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.

When driving to or from the club on the B661, watch out for wildlife and think about slowing down! A member’s car was badly damaged recently when he hit a deer, there are also pheasants and badgers which can do damage.

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

If anyone would like to donate a prize for the raffle at the Christmas lunch (see below), please contact the office.

Online booking is now available for the Christmas Lunch on Sunday 15th December, which takes place after the Christmas Pursuit Race. Click for Notice of Race and Supplementary Sailing Instructions.

Sunday 29th December: 39th Grafham Grand Prix – 4th event in the Selden SailJuice Winter Series. Sponsored by Sailing Chandlery. Click for Notice of Race (updated 5th Dec). Pre-entry is by ON LINE ONLY at www.sailjuiceseries.com  up to 20:00 on Friday 27th December 2019. No late entries will be accepted.

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.