Author Archives: Hilary Talbot

Coming Up at GWSC

Christmas Pursuit Race and Lunch On Sunday 18th December we will be holding the annual Christmas Pursuit Race followed by Christmas Lunch. Details of the pursuit race and signing on can be found here. The prize-giving for the Gill Autumn Series will take place after the lunch. You can book your Christmas Lunch here and […]

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ILCA Inlands at Grafham. GWSC hosted the ILCA Inland Championships on 5th-6th November and welcomed a huge turn-out of 67 ILCA 4s, 77 ILCA 6s and 44 ILCA 7s. Grafham was strongly represented including many young sailors who have recently moved into the boat. Congratulations to Tim Evans who posted the best GWSC result with […]

Gill Wednesday Evening Series

The Wednesday Evening Series, sponsored by Gill Marine, finished on 31st August and was rounded off by a Pursuit Race followed by the Prizegiving dinner on 7th September. The prizes for the series, generously donated by club sponsors Gill Marine, were presented by Rear Commodore Mark Rushton. The pursuit race was won by David and […]

Summer Camp 2022

It’s back and it’s bigger and better than ever! 37 young people have gathered at Grafham for the week-long highlight of the summer holidays, under the watchful guidance of coaches Matt and Mandy. Monday dawned hot and sunny, but sadly lacking in the critical requirement for sailing – wind. The participants were divided into four […]

Sailing for Macmillan Cancer Support

Sue and Andy Rhodes (Flying Fifteen fleet captains) are on a 7 week venture sailing around Britain on a Sigma 38 raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, the background to which is at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/premier-sailing2. Final Report A different type of week again for leg 6. We started early from Milford Haven with a full crew of […]

Gill D-Zero Open Meeting

Mixed conditions for the Gill D-Zero Open Meeting at Grafham Water Sailing Club 14/15th May 2022 Glorious sunshine but very little wind welcomed the 14 D-Zeros for the first day of the Gill D-Zero open at Grafham Water SC. The event was being shared with both the RS600s and the Streakers for their respective Inland […]

Safety Refresher Day

It was a bright, breezy start to the Powerboat Refresher Day and twenty two PB2 qualified members turned up to the briefing hoping for a reminder about how the club RIBs work, and a little oil for rusty confidence, but were treated to an afternoon of so much more. We split into two groups; one […]

New Partnership with Gill

Grafham Water Sailing Club has announced an innovative new partnership with marine technical apparel brand Gill. The new partnership will see Gill acting as club sponsor enabling new investments in events, equipment and infrastructure. The collaboration includes event sponsorship, research and development of new products and joint marketing initiatives to raise awareness of water sports […]

Training School News

Ten sailing and powerboat instructors joined Chief Instructor Matt French and Chief Instructor (Powerboating) Mark Boyes for the pre-season Instructor session on a beautiful spring Saturday. This included four Dinghy Instructors who got their tickets last October and two Assistant Instructors who took the course only two weeks ago. They joined several experienced Dinghy and […]

Gill Sprint 15 Winter TT

A bright day and moderate breeze greeted the 16 boats competing for the Chris Black memorial trophy in the Gill Sprint 15 Winter TT. With the southerly wind forecast to swing to the East, Race Officer Nigel Denchfield,  anchored the committee boat close to the Northern shore to set the Sprint 15 square course alongside […]