Yearly Archives: 2019

Bank Holiday Regatta 2019

The 2019 Bank Holiday Regatta, incorporating the Long Distance Race, will take place from 24th – 26th August. The format will be: The normal Sociable Saturday programme – 2 races Saturday afternoon (1st start at 14:00) The normal Sunday afternoon programme – 2 races (1st start at 14:00) 2 separately timed laps of the long distance […]

Summer Series Prize Giving

The prize-giving for the summer series will be held in the Cafe at lunchtime on Sunday 4th August. The prize-winners are: Morning 1st Allcomers Slow Solo 5827 Ewan Birkin-Walls 2nd Allcomers Slow Solo 5586 Ian Walters 3rd Allcomers Slow Solo 5835 Dave Lucas 1st Fast RS600 866 Brian Briggs 1st Asy Monohull 49er 698 David […]

Grafham Sailors’ Success

Grafham sailors have been celebrating success around the country this summer. Cat Sailors at Marconi Well done to the Grafham Cat Fleet who won the team trophy at the East Coast Piers Race at Marconi SC on 6th and 7th July . RS600/Solo Success for Dave Goudie Following his win last year in the 2018 RS600 […]

AGM 2019

The Annual General Meeting will take place in the top deck bar at 17:00 on Saturday 27th July. This will be followed by a members’ forum. The following documents relating to the AGM are available: AGM Booklet 2019 Form of Proxy Full Accounts Proposed Rule Changes Commentary on Proposed Rule Changes Amended Memorandum of Association

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 […]

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 […]