Monthly Archives: July 2017

Autumn Series Changes

The Autumn series (Sunday Club Racing) begins on 6th August 2017: Notices of Race for the series have been posted (morning and afternoon separately) and there are some changes to note: The experiment introduced early last year to encourage more boats to take part in the handicap fleets on Sunday morning has come to an end. The […]

Overnight Closure of A!: 26th – 28th July

Anyone planning to use the A! north of Buckden roundabout after 9 p.m. next Wednesday through Friday should be aware that the road will be closed to facilitate the installation of new over bridges, as detailed in the following notice. This is likely to affect journey times homeward after Wednesday evening club racing and any […]

FF Newsletter: July 14th, 2017

Editorial The long interval since the previous newsletter can be explained, at least in part, by the fact that we’ve moved house: somewhat inevitably, this led to a temporary change in priorities and sailing has been somewhat intermittent. However, Denise has just announced (for about the 15th time) that she’s happy with the state of […]

Photo Gallery – Wednesday Racing, 12th July 2017

John Clifton

John Clifton, whose GWSC membership number is 10, a founder member instrumental in setting up GWSC more than 50 years ago, for the benefit for us all to enjoy today, celebrated his 100th birthday on July 2nd. Unsurprisingly to many of us in the Flying Fifteen fleet, John was out racing his Flying Fifteen, the […]

Grafham Jubilee Long Distance Race

The Jubilee Long Distance Race was held on Saturday, June 24th.  This was the second year, after last year’s successful inaugural event.  The weather gods were kind again; the wind held at around 12-15 knots all day,and the rain stayed away.  Nine boats took to the water: two D Zeros, a Flying Fifteen, a K6, […]

2017 Challenger Association English National Championship

Judi Figgures with the yellow sail just ahead of two other Grafham Challengers at the 2017 Challenger Class English National Championship Grafham Water Sailability hosted the Challenger Association English National Championship at Grafham over the weekend of 24th and 25th of June 2017. With perfect winds touching 18 knotts the nineteen competing Challengers had one […]

Pre-NSSA working party: Wednesday 19th July from 10:30

As many of you will know, Grafham is hosting the NSSA 2017 National Youth Regatta from Monday 24th July to Friday 28th July.  This is likely to attract around 250 boats.  In preparation for the event we will be having a special working party on the preceding Wednesday, 19th July. Tasks will include general preparation […]