• 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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Reopening Soon!

Following the good news about restarting of outdoor sport, we are monitoring RYA guidance and liaising with Anglian Water and are optimistic we will be able to reopen before Easter. Watch this space for the latest news.

Whilst we’ve all be stuck indoors, the staff and a small band of volunteers have been busy at the club, getting everything ready. The coxswains, Andy and Glyn, have been working inside and out. Maintenance work on all the RIBs has been happening, with Seariders 1, 2 and 3 having new seats and general repairs.

Inside the clubhouse, the paintbrushes have been out with the whole stairwell and all the doors repainted, as well as the training room. Work is now being finished off on sanding down and re-varnishing all the stairs to the top floor

Under the big white tent, work on Grafham Belle has restarted. The hull has been repaired and now the cabin is being removed for repair too.

Around the grounds, working parties have filled in holes in the roadway to the Cat park and slipway.

The hedges along the waterline are all being tidied up.

Behind the scenes the website has been moved to a new server, which is faster and more secure. This will allow some redesign work on the website so look forward to a new look in the coming months. The weather station is now back online and the webcams will be soon.

The office staff have been busy completing the club calendar and this will be uploaded soon, with a full programme of training activities to look forward to. All the coming year’s programme has been set up on WebCollect, along with the membership renewals, and all of this is ready to be activated

Many thanks to all for their hard work over the last few months. Keep an eye on the Covid-19 Operating Procedures (link at the top of the page) for the latest on what is allowed.

A big thank you to the helpers who supported the club at the RYA Virtual Dinghy Show last weekend. The Virtual Show was a big success and the total number of virtual visitors was almost the same as actual visitors last year. Over 600 people visited the Grafham stand and we gained a good number of enquiries from potential new members who we hope will join the club in the summer.