Author Archives: Hilary Talbot

Coronavirus

We are all aware through numerous media channels about the rapidly changing situation with Coronavirus.  On Monday this week the Government issued new guidance, in particular on social distancing.  In the light of this we are instigating the procedures set out below to protect all parties whilst at the same time endeavouring to keep Grafham […]

Storm Ciara

          Storm Ciara hit Grafham in the early hours of Sunday 9th February. Winds gusting to 55kt means that the water is closed. George’s hut was blown off its base and is currently anchored down by the Landrover. The safety team have re-tied one boat that had completely blown over in […]

BUSA Qualifiers

On 1st-2nd February 2020 Grafham welcomed 15 teams of students from 7 universities across the area for the Midlands area Qualifiers for the British Universities Sailing Association (BUSA) team racing championships. This was hosted by Cambridge University, who are members of GWSC and was sailed in Fireflies. The event consists of 90 six-minute races between […]

David McNamee

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of David McNamee, after a short illness. David was a member of the Club since 2005.  He was not a sailor himself but came to the sport through his son Jon, a keen Laser sailor and also a Club member for a number […]

Winter Series Prizegiving

The prizegiving for the Winter Series will be held on Sunday 2nd February after racing, in the Cafe. Apologies to the winners of the Autumn Series who have not yet received their prizes, these will also be presented on Sunday. The Winter Series winners are: 1st Asy Mono Handicap 4000 4682 John Reynolds Fran Howell […]

39th Grafham Grand Prix

The 39th Grand Prix, sponsored by Sailing Chandlery, took place on Sunday 29 December.  197 boats entered, including an impressive 65 from Grafham.  Racing was over three separate tracks, a fast and asymmetric fleet with 42 entries, including 10 catamarans; a medium fleet with 74 entries, and a slow fleet with 81 entries, including 5 […]

Ladies Changing Room

We are very grateful to Jonathan Knight, Flying Fifteen sailor, who has very kindly made and donated some new benches for the ladies changing room. The alcove by the showers has now become a useful changing space. Thank you very much Jonathan!

RYA Race Management Course

On 23rd-24th November, the club is hosting an RYA Race Officer Course. No club members have yet registered and online entry is closed but if you would like to attend, then please contact Peter Saxton who can sort an entry out for you (07860 959666 or peter@saxtons.me). The course is organised by the Regional RYA […]

New A14 Opens 9th December

Graphic © Highways England The new Huntingdon Southern Bypass, which is part of the A14 improvement scheme, opened on 9th December. The new 12 mile long bypass runs between Ellington and Swavesey and is part of a £1.5 billion project to upgrade 21 miles of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon. What does it mean for members […]

Great Open Meeting Feedback

Photo © Tim Olin www.olinphoto.co.uk We have had lots of great feedback from the recent open meetings hosted by the club: From the Ovingtons Quick note to say thank you very much for the weekend. In the 10 or so years I’ve been involved with these events this has been the most enjoyable. The mix of classes […]