Author Archives: Hilary Talbot

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A1 Road Closures The weekend of 2nd-3rd July, the A1 is closed northbound from Wyboston to Buckden roundabout. To reach the club from the south, leave the A1 at Wyboston and follow the Great North Road. Go straight on at the first roundabout, do not follow the signed diversion. Go straight on through Eaton Socon […]

Coming Up at GWSC

Summer is here and there is plenty happening at Grafham for everyone. Sunday Bar Opening The bar will be open after racing on Sunday 3rd July. Why not come up and analyse the day’s racing over a drink with your fellow sailors? Gill Graduate and Heron National Championships These are coming up on 9th-10th July. […]

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 […]

Working Party News

Thank you to everyone who came to the grounds working party on 1st March; it was a great turnout of excellent volunteers! We cleared a huge bramble from the berths by Slipway 1, uncovering a few good-sized tree trunks that will need grinding out by our tree surgeon. We also recovered an abandoned boat out from the hedge where it had been […]

The Construction of Grafham Water

Talk at Buckden Library On Wednesday 23rd March, starting at 2pm, Buckden library is hosting what should prove to be a fascinating talk about the creation of our favourite sailing lake! Using an extensive set of photos, Local History Society member, Richard Storey, will look at the reasons why Grafham Water was made, how it […]