Yearly Archives: 2016

Honda Youth RIB Challenge

Grafham Water SC youth member Ben Hall represented the club at the National Final of the Honda Youth RIB Challenge, held at the Southampton Boat Show on Sunday 25th September. Ben returned a very creditable 7th place. Last year, Ben came second as a 12 year-old in the 8-12 category: this year, at 13 years old, he was one […]

All change in the DoE!

Commodore (John Aston) presents the DoE trophy to 2016 winner David Summerville After three years of Flying Fifteen hegemony, the D-Zeros took full advantage of an ideal planing breeze on Sunday morning, finishing 1st (David Summerville), 3rd (Neil Washington), 6th (Alisdair Kames) and 9th (John Aston) to dominate the top ten places. Dave Maclay (Laser) […]

Cambridgeshire Youth League, this Saturday at Paxton Lakes SC

The final Cambridgeshire Youth League event of 2016 takes place this Saturday at Paxton Lakes Sailing Club. Briefing is at 10:30 with the first of 3 races at 11:00. Entry is only £1 and there are various age group prizes, so lots of opportunities to win something. There is no need to pre-register, just turn […]

FF Autumn Blog

Editorial Personal circumstances have meant that it’s been a while since the last of these fleet blogs appeared. My wife Denise unfortunately contracted a mystery infection while Katy and I were sailing at Poole and, since my return, I’ve taken on the more-or-less full-time job of carer. That statement glosses over my domestic incompetence, which […]

Grafham Anniversary 9-hour race: a visitor’s perspective

Sam Rowell and Nick Swain from Felixtowe Ferry SC were the only non-members to take up the club’s invitation to join in our 50th anniversary race. Click through to read their account of the day.

Important Notice – Club Racing, October 2016 – January 2017

Racing Committee recently approved the following changes to the autumn – winter club race calendar. The Club Championship will take place as advertised on October 2nd. Click through for Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions.. In 2016, the Autumn Series will be shortened and raced over four Sundays, starting on October 9th and finishing on October 30th. There […]

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NSSA Single-Handed Team Racing – Help!!!

CSYSA urgently needs two more people for the NSSA Single Handed Team Racing on 8th and 9th October at Upton Warren in Worcestershire. Ideally at least one of these two will be female as this will help with hotel room allocation and therefore keep the cost down. As usual, the event is sailed in Toppers and […]

Bart’s Bash at Grafham – Sunday, September 18th

Bart’s Bash As in the past two years, this weekend (September 18th), Grafham Water SC will be acting as one of the host venues for Bart’s Bash. Bart’s Bash is a global sailing race taking place at hundreds of venues, with thousands of sailors in hundreds of different classes of boat around the world. The event commemorates the […]

2016 NSSA Single Handed Team Racing

The 2016 NSSA Single Handed Team Racing takes place on 8th and 9th October at Upton Warren in Worcestershire, where Cambridgeshire will be defending the trophy they won last year. As usual the event is sailed in Toppers and the total cost for the weekend will be approximately £98 per person, this will include 2 […]