Yearly Archives: 2016

Sailing Instruction changes for Sunday Club racing in January

January at Grafham – but hopefully not in 2017! Hurrah! The winter solstice has passed, the New Year is upon us and we can look forward to racing again. The Grafham Grand Prix is on the 2nd January in 2017 (enter on line via Sailjuice) and the Winter series re-starts on the 8th January. With a […]

Grafham Member wins Eastern Final of BBC ‘Unsung Sporting Heroes’ Award

We congratulate  Grafham member Vanessa Weedon Jones for her well-deserved victory in the Eadtern heats of the 2016 BBC ‘Unsung Sporting Heroes’  award. Her citation reads: ‘Vanessa has worked tirelessly as a volunteer for sailing in the Cambridgeshire area, acting as a catalyst for positive change. Hunts Sailing Club, and Grafham Water have benefited enormously […]

Christmas Pursuit Race and Club Party

Photographs courtesy of Peter Saxton Conditions for the Pursuit race were typically cold, with a light SW breeze. However, it was dry and the sun shone, attracting a fleet of 35 boats. Peter & James Curtis won the race in their RS500 – a notable achievement given that the conditions hardly favoured them. They were […]

Flying Fifteen Newsletter: December 12th, 2016

Christmas Greetings! It’s been a while since the last Newsletter – though most of you will, hopefully, have received Tim’s rather more reliable communications throughout the autumn and early winter and will therefore be up to speed with recent happenings, both at Grafham and further afield in the Flying Fifteen fleet. One reason for my […]

Grafham Water Sailing Club – Autumn Retrospective

Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis retain the Endeavour Trophy (© Roger Mant / Yachts & Yachting) Autumn Retrospective Race teams and safety crews will attest to the fact that the autumn of 2016 has been a very active period for the club on the racing front. For various reasons, the events of the autumn have […]

2016 Catamaran Open – Picture Gallery

Sprint 15 Start. Photo © Nick Champion Visit Nick here for lots more photographs Images in photo gallery © Charlie Stacey

Grafham welcomes a new Life Member

At its October meeting, Council was pleased to appoint John Clifton Honorary Life Member of Grafham Water Sailing Club. Earlier this year, John celebrated his 99th birthday by crewing his beloved Flying Fifteen in a Wednesday evening club race. In the spring, he had been made Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur in recognition of his exploits […]

Christmas Lunch: 2016

Menu Selection Please complete separate forms for yourself and any guests. You will receive an acknowledgement (by email) when your selection(s) have been received. Please pay Viking Catering, preferably in advance.

2016 Christmas Pursuit Race

Download here details of the arrangements for the 2016 Christmas Pursuit Race. Notice of Race Standard Sailing Instructions applying to club races Supplementary Sailing Instructions applying solely to the pursuit race. These include starting sequence for the boat classes that have sailed in recent club series (repeated below), together with the eight courses from which […]

Another Refresher Day: dummy and soup

The Club held its second Refresher Day for Committee Boat and rib volunteers on Saturday, 29th October. 14 participants came along to attend sessions on our Committee Boats Moon Shadow and Grafham Belle, on a rib to practice safety-boat procedures, and on shore to run through VHF radio procedures and the basics of using one […]