Author Archives: Hilary Talbot

Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022

After 20 Open Meetings and 3 Championships, the 2021 open meeting season at Grafham Water SC is finally over.   The season started shortly after lockdown finished in April with the Youth Regatta and Optimist Easter Egg and finished with the 420 End of Seasons in November. 1,500 boats have visited the club in this […]

RYA Sail Measurer Course

The RYA are running a sail measurer course for the Eastern region at GWSC on Saturday 18th December. The course will start at 9:30 and will last about 6 hours. The cost of this course is £35.00 and you must be an RYA member to secure the qualification at the end. We have 12 spaces on this […]

Introducing the New Website

Welcome to the new Grafham Water SC website. The site has been entirely reorganised with the aim of making it: Visually stunning, taking advantage of the fantastic photos by our professional photographer Paul Sanwell / OPP Easier to find what you are looking for, by structuring it around “journeys” for the different target audiences It […]

Photo Gallery News

Christmas is coming and we have added two new gift items to the Grafham Water Sailing Club photo gallery. You can now buy a mouse mat or coffee mug personalised with a photo from the gallery of your choice. Click here to visit the gallery. Remember to check the photo gallery regularly as new images […]


This is your chance to win a copy of  the recently published book, ‘The Rules in Practice 2021-2024’ by Bryan Willis. A picture of a squirrel has been hidden on the website. Send its page location with your name to in an email headed Competition before 31 January to be entered in the draw […]

Working Parties

The first of our series of four working parties took place on Tuesday 19th October for grounds maintenance; clearing the bramble that had taken over a row of berths in M-block (the cat park and windsurf area). The day started at 10:30 as our team of hardy volunteers took up secateurs, shears, trimmers and strimmers […]

Championship Successes

Photo copyright LoSSC Grafham sailors have been continuing their run of successes at national championships at the end of June. Chris Brown, who is current club champion, won the Solo Class Vintage Championship at Leigh-on-Sea with three straight wins He also won prizes for being first to the windward mark in each of the three […]

Europe Nationals

Club members Mandy Horton, Richard Major and David Summerville competed in the 2021 Europe UK National Championship, at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, over the long weekend of 18th – 20th June. 50 boats competed, the largest turnout for the class in several decades. Conditions were a lively 20 – 30 knots on the Friday, […]

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 […]