Monthly Archives: April 2019

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, […]