Author Archives: Hilary Talbot

Changing Room Operation

From Saturday 24th April 2021 we are reopening the changing rooms and showers. There will be limited space, with room for 20 in the Gents’ and 10 in the Ladies’. We continue to ask members if they can to change at home or in their cars. Please remember that indoor spaces such as changing rooms […]

Coronavirus FAQ

Latest Update as of 24 April 2021 To help in understanding the current situation at the Club as a result of Coronavirus, we have put together an updated FAQ. If you have a question you think we should address here, please email the Webmaster. Q: When is the club reopening? A: On 29th March 2021 in […]

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About Us The best inland sailing in the UK Grafham Water Sailing Club is an active family friendly club located in Cambridgeshire. Our members sail dinghies, foilers, windsurfers, day keelboats and small sailing cruisers. We also have groups for model yachting, stand-up paddleboards and virtual sailing. We sail on a 1,600 acre reservoir, 3 miles […]

Timekeepers Wanted

Have the time of your life… We have opportunities for more people to join the race management teams for open meetings at Grafham. Our race management is rightly highly regarded by those who visit us for open events, with classes queuing up to have us host events for them. We have experienced and well qualified […]

Latest eSailing Series

The Grafham Lockdown 3 Virtual Sailing Series finished on 10th March. 16 sailors took part in the six week series on Wednesday evenings. It was won by eSailing fleet captain and RYA Eastern Region eSailing champion James Curtis, with Jon Quick second and Craig Russell third. Virtual Sailing is open to all Grafham members and is […]

Reopening Preparations

Following the good news about restarting of outdoor sport, the club will reopen on 29th March, subject to the government’s roadmap not changing. Whilst we’ve all be stuck indoors, the staff and a small band of volunteers have been busy at the club, getting everything ready. The coxswains, Andy and Glyn, have been working inside […]

From Grafham Water to the America’s Cup

The America’s Cup World Series and the Christmas Race ran in Auckland, New Zealand from the 17th to the 20th of December 2020. It was the first opportunity for all the teams to race against each other on their second AC75s ahead of the PRADA Cup Challenger Selection Series in January and February 2021 and […]

eSailing is back!

Following the popularity of eSailing before we could do real sailing, Virtual Regatta is returning to GWSC on Wednesday evenings in November and December. eSailing fleet captain and RYA Eastern Region eSailing champion James Curtis is running eight four-race mini regattas from 4th November to 23rd December, with the placing on the night being the points […]

Wednesday Afternoons – Nigel’s Blog

28th October The final Wednesday afternoon session slotted nicely into a quiet bit of wind following a torrential downpour. Some gusts made for interesting moments, especially on the short run from the downwind start to the gybe mark. The short sharp gusts created swimming opportunities that were grasped readily by most of the racers, and […]

Kitesurfing Success for Katie

Congratulations to club member Katie Dabson who has won bronze at the recent Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay European Championships in Austria. This is the mixed relay discipline that will be used at the Paris 2024 Olympics. Katie had her first taste of kiting in August 2018 when she kept her father Simon company at […]