Author Archives: Hilary Talbot

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 […]

38th Grafham Grand Prix

The 38th Grafham Grand Prix, part of the Sailjuice Winter Series, took place on Sunday 30th December.  Conditions for the end of December were kind: a gentle 6 to 8 knot breeze and temperature of around 10 deg C.  There was a record entry of 203 boats, with the entry list full some 12 hours […]

Slipway Status 29th December

All Slipways are usable. The water level is now rising steadily

Sunday 16th December – Christmas at Grafham

On Sunday 16th December it is Christmas Party time. The action kicks off with the Pursuit Race (click for NoR and SSI) followed by Christmas Lunch. If you haven’t already booked for lunch there are only a few places left so contact the office or ask the kitchen. The possible courses for the Pursuit Race are shown in […]

First December Race – Handicap Special

On Sunday 2nd December the weather was bright and pretty breezy from the South West. Club Race Officer Richard Major set a triangular course and decided to have one single start for all fleets combined. This is indicated by flying the club burgee on the committee boat before the warning signal. The start line was […]

Beach Clearing

On Saturday 1st December a willing band of volunteers braved the cold and drizzle to join the working party. Three groups set off, one to start working west from slipway 4, one working east from slipway 8 and one to the windsurfer beach Armed with shovels, wheelbarrows and pickaxes the first job was to lift […]

Current Slipway Status as at 30th November

There will be further mud clearing on the slipways on 17th/18th December. Current status is: 1  Unusable                   2  Unusable 3  Coxswain’s – Clear     4  Coxswain’s West – Clear 5  Mud – Difficult            6  Mud – Unusable 7  Thin Mud – Usable  […]