Author Archives: Hilary Talbot

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. […]

Wednesday Evening Blog

Welcome to the 2019 Wednesday Evening Series. Joe’s blog is back! 17th April 2019 This week was all about our development squad, ‘TEAM GRAFHAM’. This was their first experience of racing in the Wednesday evening series. The sun had his hat on and the wind strength was around F2. Five took part and enjoyed some very close […]

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, […]

Sprint 15 Open Meeting

Photo: Jon Pearse Thrills and Spills The Chris Black Sprint 15 Icicle was run on Sunday 17 March in strong winds following storm Gareth (35 knots was recorded in a squall in the third race). 7 visitors joined 3 local boats for a day of exciting sailing. The event was won by Paul Grattage of […]

Bar Person Vacancy

The club is looking for a bar person to run the top deck bar on Sunday afternoons, some Saturday afternoons and evenings and summer Wednesday evenings. If you are interested in covering some or all of these times, please contact the club manager at manager@grafham.org or 01480 810478.

GWSC Safeguarding Officer

I am pleased to announce that Denise Plant has agreed to act as our Safeguarding Officer for young people and vulnerable adults for the Club and our RYA Training School. Her contact details are on the poster shown here and on noticeboards in the Clubhouse. Over the next few months, Denise and others will be […]

Winter Series Prizewinners

The prize giving for the Winter series will be on Sunday 3rd February. The winners are: 1st Allcomers Slow Solo 5586 Ian Walters 2nd Allcomers Slow Solo 5827 Ewan Birkin-Walls 3rd Allcomers Slow Solo 5835 Dave Lucas 1st Fast RS300 539 Peter Curtis 1st Fast Contender 643 Mark Rushton 1st Fast RS600 866 Brian Briggs […]

Part Time Coxswain Vacancy

As many of you will know, Andrew Lawman has decided to step down from his part time coxswain responsibilities with the Club and so we are looking for a replacement. The Coxswain is in charge of on-water safety at Grafham.  Key features of this role are as follows. Working a minimum of 13 ”long weekends” […]

Abersoch Dinghy Week 2019

John Clifton 1917 – 2018

It is with sadness that I report the death of John Clifton, friend and Flying Fifteen afficionado at Grafham for so many years. John was a founder member of the club and we owe him a huge debt of gratitude for his energy and enthusiasm in helping to establish Grafham Water Sailing Club as the […]