Monthly Archives: January 2016

40th Anniversary – 2006

Anglian Water marked the occasion with a photo-opportunity in Marlow Park, to which representatives of the various lake users (including the sailing club) were invited. Hilary Talbot (Vice Commodore – 4th from left), Heather Dance (Club Manager – 7th from left) and Simon Dabson (Commodore – 9th from left). Ken Saxton (father of the present Commodore) […]

1990 – 2000

1990 marked my arrival from the tidal waters of the Menai Straits. Nice to be deluged with fresh water – but I had to learn all about wind shifts (more or less irrelevant in North Wales!) I joined a very active Enterprise fleet – we had our own Sunday start: other numerous one-design classes included […]

Prelude to ’66 – Birth of a Sailing Club

Grafham Water Sailing Club came about partly as a result of unprecedented interest amongst the sailing community in exploiting this new expanse of water and partly because the Water Authority was itself committed to realizing the reservoir’s recreational potential. The Water Authority planned to construct a purpose-built club house with all the sailing facilities and equipment […]