• 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.

News

The RNLI Pursuit Race on Sunday 30th June was won by Jon Sweet and Olly Dwight in a F18. The Team Grafham Race was won by Lotte Post. Full results can be seen here. Thanks to everyone who supported the RNLI at this event.

There are still places available on the RYA Youth Beginner Stages 1 & 2 course 22nd-26th July and 29th July-2nd August. There is also a new Team Grafham Coaching Week (come for one or more days) from 22nd-26th July. From 16th-20th July there is an RYA Stage 3 and 4 training week; you can do either or both stages. For full details and to book all of these follow this link.

We have made some changes to the safety flag system, click for more information

Sociable Saturday Time Change: From 6th July the start time for Sociable Saturday racing will be brought forward by half an hour. The briefing will now be at 13:30 with the first start at 14:00.

Link to Joe’s Wednesday Evening Blog

The Club is looking for a part-time coxswain. Click for information.

Coming Up at the Club

Saturday 27th July 17:00: AGM and members’ forum

29th-30th July: Adult RYA Start Windsurfing Course

1st-2nd August: Youth RYA Stage 1 Windsurfing Course

Forthcoming Events

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

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


  • AGM 2019

    The Annual General Meeting will take place in the top deck bar at 17:00 on Saturday 27th July. This will be followed by a... Read More

  • Taster Day 6th July

    Try sailing at Grafham Water Sailing Club on Saturday 6 July. Come along between 1030 and 1530 and we can offer you a great... Read More