Yearly Archives: 2019

Wednesday Evening Blog

Welcome to the 2019 Wednesday Evening Series. Joe’s blog is back! 22nd May 2019 Not a lot to say about this week apart from well over 50 strange people drifted around the lake for an hour. In these conditions you need to be exceptionally skilful, in the right boat or a sneaky beaky. Duncan Simmons and […]

Mark Laying Course

Interested in Mark Laying at Grafham Events? The Club is organising an on-the-water training day on Saturday, May 25, for club volunteers interested in helping at open meetings to practise mark-laying and understand more about race management. It’s free to attend. You need the minimum of RYA Powerboat Handling Level 2 (PB2) and ideally some experience […]

Spring Prizewinners

The prize-giving for the Spring Series will be held in the Cafe at lunch time on Sunday 5th May. The winners are: Morning Spring series 1st Allcomers Slow Solo 5586 Ian Walters 2nd Allcomers Slow Solo 5827 Ewan Birkin-Walls 3rd Allcomers Slow Solo 5835 Dave Lucas 1st Fast RS600 919 Wayne Hancox 1st Asy Monohull RS200 1629 Phil Bailey Helen […]

Aero Success for Young GWSC Member

Photo: Paul Wright-Anderson On Saturday 27th April, Grafham Water was closed for sailing due to Storm Hannah. The blue and white flag was flying, meaning windsurfers only, as the gusts hit 40 knots. Meanwhile at Island Barn Reservoir in western London, the RS Aero UK Spring Championship was getting underway in winds gusting up to 34 […]

Friendly Fridays are back!

Friendly Friday pursuit racing restarts this Friday, 3rd May. The race finishes at 1945. Your start time depends on your boat – for instance Toppers start at 1857; Solos at 1903; standard Laser at 1904; Spitfire at 1919. This is very much more relaxed racing than Wednesday evenings or Sunday mornings – a great way to […]

Try Sailing in May

Push the Boat Out – Monday 6th May Ever wanted to try sailing? Then come along to Grafham Water Sailing Club on Monday, 6 May.  As part of the nationwide Push the Boat Out Initiative from the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), we are offering free sailing and windsurfing taster sessions for children and adults.  Don’t […]

Grafham Easter Egg

The 5th Grafham Easter Egg, held on 19th-20th April, was a great success. 62 young sailors enjoyed warm sunny conditions, with wind that became lighter as the event went on, finally dying just after the finish of the final race. This annual event originally started as an Optimist Open Meeting, but this year was opened […]

PB2+ Course

This course has been cancelled due to lack of participants. There will be another one on 28th July PB2+: take your PB2 further Want to move on with your RYA Powerboat Handling Level 2 (PB2) skills? Want to learn how to work with a Race Officer? Perhaps worried about how and where to lay racing […]

MAGPAS Orange Day

Magpas Orange Day and Race: Saturday, April 20 As part of the Youth Regatta, we are having an Orange Day on behalf of Magpas, the air ambulance charity. So, orange rules next Saturday. Can you wear orange, eat orange, etc? The first race on Saturday morning is an Orange Race, with prizes donated by Magpas. […]

Flying Fifteen Dinner 2019

The annual Flying Fifteen fleet dinner and prize giving took place on Saturday 6th April in the top deck bar. Fleet captain Barry Wyatt officiated and thanked Lisa and her team for an excellent buffet. Allen Cave needed a wheelbarrow to carry off the 10 trophies that he and crew Ashley Painter won in 2018, […]