Monthly Archives: August 2017

Wednesday Evening Pursuit Race 6th September

The end-of-season Wednesday Evening Pursuit Race will take place from 18:00 on Wednesday 6th September. You can view the: Notice of Race Supplementary Sailing Instructions Sailing Instructions The race will be followed by the prize giving for the Wednesday Evening Series. Results are as follows: Start 1 1st Fast Sprint 15 2016 Stuart Snell 2nd […]

NSSA Single Handed Team Racing

CSYSA are now accepting entries for the NSSA Single Handed Team Racing which this year takes place on 7th and 8th October at Banbury Sailing Club. As usual the event is sailed in Toppers (provided by the organisers) and the total cost for the weekend will be either £103 or £157 per person (dependant upon how […]

GWSC Sailors 7th at RS500 Worlds

RS500 World Championship at Centro Vela Alto Lario, Lake Como, Italy Well done to Peter & James Curtis from Grafham who were 7th out of 62 at the RS500 Worlds in Lake Como Italy – see the Y&Y report here 

More Let’s Go Windsurfing Dates Added

Due to the popularity of this Sociable Saturday activity, three further dates have been added: Saturdays 26th August, 16th September and 30th September More information here

Safety and Race Teams Refresher Day

Refresher Day: Sept 23, 2017 The next Refresher Day for Safety and Race Teams is on Saturday, September 23, from 1000 h to 1600 h. You can revise and update your skills. You can practise safety-boat tasks such as dealing with a capsize and man overboard, and driving and anchoring a Committee Boat. You will […]

Safety Reminder

One of Grafham’s youngest sailors knows the meaning of each flag flown by the Coxswain’s jetty. Do you? Because there have been some problems recently about what the Red/White flag means, here’s a reminder. This is the official line from the Club’s website about the Red/White flag: ‘Experienced sailors only−restricted to Area 1. For guidance, […]

Bart’s Bash 2017

Along with many thousands of sailors around the world, GWSC will be racing in Bart’s Bash on September 17, 2017 2:00 pm Stop Press: A number of sailing and yacht clubs in the Caribbean that have been affected by Hurricane Irma have taken part in Bart’s Bash in previous years and had planned to hold an event […]

Peter Windmill

We were saddened to learn of the death of Pete a few weeks ago. Pete was a long-standing club member and cat sailor up to a couple of years ago and was a stalwart member of the Safety fleet, as well as being a keen diver and member of Huntingdon Diving Club. Our thoughts are […]

Peter Saxton wins RYA Award

We are delighted to announce that Peter Saxton has been awarded an RYA Community Award (Lifelong Commitment). This is presented to outstanding individuals for their exceptional commitment and dedication to their club for at least 15 years. Peter has been a member of Grafham for over forty years and has served the Club in many […]

India Page-Wood Crowned 2017 Optimist European Girl Champion

Congratulations to GWSC young sailor, India Page-Wood who claimed top spot on the podium at the European Optimist Championships in Bourgas, Bulgaria. We believe she is the first British girl to claim the title. Read more here