Author Archives: Hilary Talbot

Wednesday Afternoons – Nigel’s Blog

16th September After the glories of last week, it was obviously too much to hope for a repeat. This time the weather conspired against us.  XC gave a breezy 16-21mph forecast, but the waves breaking on the shore in the rather brisk NNE wind told a different story. Never mind,  Chris Clarke and Peter Gee […]

Commodore’s Blog

August 2020 This is my first ever “Commodore’s Blog”, one of a long list of first-time things I’ve done in my first six weeks as your new Club Commodore. I’m keen to look forward rather than backward (the view through your windscreen is always bigger and better than through your rear-view mirror).  However, it would […]

Summer Camp 2020

A month ago we didn’t think we’d be able to run this year’s Youth Summer Camp. But then the government allowed camp sites to reopen and we went into planning overdrive to try to work out what it would be possible to do. As with everything we have been doing at the club during the […]

Training School Reopens

After two Saturdays of successfully running adult and youth coaching, the Training School has reopened offering a limited selection of courses from our published schedule. The first three day course, Advanced Youth Race Training, ran last week, with 6 keen young sailors determined to improve their racing skills. Coaches Matt and Mandy were really happy […]

Stand Up Paddleboarding

The club has just taken delivery of six brand new Stand Up Paddleboards and these are available to members to hire. If you have not previously tried paddleboarding, we recommend you watch the introductory video by the manufacturer first. Please note the following important points: fasten the ankle strap to your ankle do not drag […]

Coaching Restarts

Photo: Sara Collard. On Saturday 11th July we restarted Saturday coaching. In the morning was the adult session, attended by 10 of the Saturday stalwarts. Here is Wendy’s report: Wow, it was fabulous to be out with our lovely coaches, Matt and Mandy again.  We split into 2 groups of 5 to be socially distant. […]

Restarting Coaching for Club Members

We are very pleased to announce that we are planning to restart club coaching for adults and juniors with two experimental sessions, on Saturday 4th July and 11th July. Lessons learned on 4th July may lead to us amending the plans for the 11th. If the format is successful then we intend to extend the […]

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 to keep connected. It will be a mix of factual posts and more light-hearted items and will also include links to items that may be helpful. Click here for the […]

Refurb-Blog

After (above) and before: Male visitors and club members are probably unaware of what the ladies’ changing room in the clubhouse is like. Firstly it is much smaller, as the whole clubhouse width area at the back of the gents does not exist in the ladies, who have only the area excluding this section. Secondly […]

eSailing

Missing your racing fix? Then eSailing is the answer. Several Grafham fleets are now running eSailing races using Virtual Regatta. Click here to access the eSailing Guide. eSailing Schedule and Contacts eSailing is now in abeyance as real sailing has restarted. Look out for more eSailing in the autumn. Newly appointed eSailing fleet captain is […]