• About the Club

    The club has been running for more than fifty years and has about 1,200 members using almost 600 boats – and facilities to match!

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  • About the Lake

    At about 3 miles long and, at its maximum, 1.5 miles wide, Grafham Water is one of the best inland sailing venues in the UK.

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  • Where we are

    The club is located three miles from the A1/A14 junction, between Bedford, Northampton, Cambridge and Peterborough and about 60 miles north of London.

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  • What we sail

    Almost anything! Our members sail dinghies, catamarans, sailboards, day keelboats and small sailing cruisers.

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  • Who can sail?

    The club caters for groups and individuals of all sailing abilities from beginners through to the very experienced. Newcomers to sailing can learn to sail through sailing lessons with our RYA accredited Training Centre.

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  • Learn to sail?

    The Club is an RYA Recognised Training Centre: we offer RYA certified training courses in dinghy sailing, windsurfing and power boating that we can tailor to different ages and experience levels.

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  • Safety

    Our professional and qualified coxswains provide top-class on-water safety cover seven days a week. At weekends, the coxswains are supported by RYA-qualified volunteer safety boat crews.

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  • Shore-side

    Our large clubhouse (on three levels) includes a café on the ground floor, large changing rooms on the middle floor and a smart ‘dry bar’ with spectacular views across the lake on the upper level.

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  • Membership

    Membership is open to sailors and non sailors of all ages. Non boat owners can join the Club and use the small fleet of club boats. Day visitors, with their own dinghy or sailboard are always welcome.

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  • Family Friendly

    We offer a wide range of activities for families and young people throughout the summer, including sociable sailing on Tuesday mornings, Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons as well as Team Grafham for our young members and Let’s Go Windsurfing.

News

 

We have made some changes to the safety flag system, click for more information

Sociable Saturday Time Change: From 6th July the start time for Sociable Saturday racing will be brought forward by half an hour. The briefing will now be at 13:30 with the first start at 14:00.

Link to Joe’s Wednesday Evening Blog

The Club is looking for a part-time coxswain. Click for information.

Coming Up at the Club

Sunday 30th June 14:00 RNLI Pursuit Race. Notice of Race

Saturday 6th July: Taster Day. More information here.

Saturday 13th July:13:00 New Members Meeting. 14:30 Volunteer Training

Saturday 27th July 17:00: AGM and members’ forum

Forthcoming Events

Online entry, camper van and camping booking is now via the WebCollect system.

Click here to view a complete list of forthcoming open meetings at Grafham.

22-23 June Asymmetric Monohull Open Meeting. Click for Notice of Race, Online Entry, Campervan and Camping booking.

  • Taster Day 6th July

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  • Update to Safety Flags

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