• 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

We are looking for a part-time coxswain. More details here.

Please note the office and water opening and closing times. 

Duke of Edinburgh Club Championship

Sunday 19th September. Entry is now open via WebCollect. Please ensure you read the Sailing Instructions.

Wednesday Afternoon Racing has now started

The first Wednesday afternoon racing featured a gorgeous warm sunny afternoon with a gusty 15kt breeze. Six races were sailed on 3 different courses, with races lasting around 12-13 minutes for 2 laps. Races 1 & 2 were around a thin isosceles triangle, with all the boats making near perfect starts. Pete Windsor won the first, and John Aston the second.

As the wind shifted, to achieve a slightly better beat, encouraged by the quality starting in the first two races the same course was sailed in the reverse direction for the next pair. Even the running start proved no obstacle to the sailors and off they charged. Chris Clarke won both of these.

The final two races returned to upwind starts, but the downwind featured a slalom using anchored yachts as the turning points.  Brilliant starting from Chris had him looking good for another win, but John recovered to take race 5, and Pete won race 6.

Next week we need to start racing at 1530, so briefing and course setting will at 1515 around flagpole 2.

The changing rooms are now open, with limited capacity. It is important to understand the Operating Procedures before using the changing rooms.

Duke of Edinburgh Club Championship

This will be on Sunday 19th September. More information and signing on coming soon.

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