Monthly Archives: June 2019

Taster Day 6th July

Try sailing at Grafham Water Sailing Club on Saturday 6 July. Come along between 1030 and 1530 and we can offer you a great introduction to sailing or windsurfing.  Qualified instructors and other experienced sailors will be there to help you.  Adults and children (over eight) welcome. Cost is £10 per person.  We have a […]

Update to Safety Flags

We have made some changes to the new flag system we introduced last November, to reflect our experience since then. The yellow/red flag now signifies that the water is closed for sailing but with one or more exceptions. The exceptions will be displayed in the Cafe on the monitor or on a map. Flying this […]

Flying Fifteen Open Meeting

Grafham Water SC FF15 Open 8/9 June 2019 Saturday’s forecast on Thursday of 40+ gusts certainly dampened down the entry but on the day the wind had moderated to 22mph with 30+ gusts. After a mutually agreed delay of 30 minutes the afternoon racing was set on a sausage/triangle/sausage course. The first race got underway […]

Wednesday Evening Blog

Welcome to the 2019 Wednesday Evening Series. Joe’s blog is back! 10th July Starting in a F2 and dying to almost nothing, this is the point in the series where final series positions are starting to crystalise. The Fast Fleet is pretty much sewn up, with Peter and James Curtis scoring almost a clean sweep […]

Free CPR Training

Grafham Water Sailing Club, Saturday, 6th July, 2019: 1030-1530 GWSC is holding a Taster Day on Saturday 6th July. We support Magpas Air Ambulance and they will be fund-raising at the event. Magpas Air Ambulance, which covers a large part of east England, will run its new resuscitation sessions, called Hearts Matter: Community CPR, at Grafham Water Sailing Club. […]

Cambs Youth League

The first event in the 2019 Cambridgeshire Youth League took place at Grafham on Saturday 1st June. In fact it should have been the second event but bad weather caused the first, at Cam SC to be postponed and that is now scheduled for Saturday 8th June. 35 young sailors from Grafham, Cam, Hunts and […]

Mark Laying

“marks one eight five zero metres two zero zero degrees” Such a VHF transmission is no longer gibberish to four GWSC members who spent May 25 on our club-level mark-laying course. The participants learnt about using GPS to measure distances and bearings and how to use a hand-bearing compass to check angles. They also learnt […]