• 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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  • No Boat?

    Join us and get access to our growing fleet of Club boats – or check out our Crew Register.

    Club Boats

    Crew Register


The Covid-19 Operating Procedures are now available on the website here.

James Curtis will be representing GWSC and the Eastern Region in the RYA eSailing Championships national final on Saturday 30th May at 10:00. It will be broadcast live at 10am tomorrow on both https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/ and on the RYA YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go6QFZDMG9o. The commentary team will be Mark Jardine from Yachts & Yachting Online and British Sailing Team Coach Jonny McGovern. Do watch and cheer on our champion!

While the clubhouse is closed, important maintenance work is going on in the ladies and gents changing rooms. Read more here.

Keep an eye on the Coronavirus Blog which is being regularly updated (last update 22nd May). There is also an FAQ page (last update 29th May), and a dedicated eSailing blog (last update 21st May).

Forthcoming Events

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

All Open Meetings scheduled until the end of June have been cancelled due to Coronavirus. We will update the list as the situation changes.

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


  • Coronavirus Blog

    The intention of this blog is to keep a history of announcements made by the Club, but also to provide a way of helping members... Read More

  • Refurb-Blog

    The male members of the club are probably unaware of what the ladies’ changing room in the clubhouse is like. Firstly it... Read More