News: Family & Social

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 […]

Summer Camp 2020

A month ago we didn’t think we’d be able to run this year’s Youth Summer Camp. But then the government allowed camp sites to reopen and we went into planning overdrive to try to work out what it would be possible to do. As with everything we have been doing at the club during the […]

Coaching Restarts

Photo: Sara Collard. On Saturday 11th July we restarted Saturday coaching. In the morning was the adult session, attended by 10 of the Saturday stalwarts. Here is Wendy’s report: Wow, it was fabulous to be out with our lovely coaches, Matt and Mandy again.  We split into 2 groups of 5 to be socially distant. […]

Restarting Coaching for Club Members

We are very pleased to announce that we are planning to restart club coaching for adults and juniors with two experimental sessions, on Saturday 4th July and 11th July. Lessons learned on 4th July may lead to us amending the plans for the 11th. If the format is successful then we intend to extend the […]

Regatta Blog

Click for Full Results The 2019 Summer Bank Holiday Regatta has been notable for light winds and summer heat. 23 boats ranging from Spitfires through to an RS Tera raced the two Saturday afternoon ‘Sociable’ races. Richard Major and John Aston in Lasers took the top two places. Several of the regular Sociable Saturday (‘cake […]

Friendly Fridays are back!

Friendly Friday pursuit racing restarts this Friday, 3rd May. The race finishes at 1945. Your start time depends on your boat – for instance Toppers start at 1857; Solos at 1903; standard Laser at 1904; Spitfire at 1919. This is very much more relaxed racing than Wednesday evenings or Sunday mornings – a great way to […]

Flying Fifteen Dinner 2019

The annual Flying Fifteen fleet dinner and prize giving took place on Saturday 6th April in the top deck bar. Fleet captain Barry Wyatt officiated and thanked Lisa and her team for an excellent buffet. Allen Cave needed a wheelbarrow to carry off the 10 trophies that he and crew Ashley Painter won in 2018, […]

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 […]

Judi Figgures MBE

We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Judi Figgures, former club member and a co-founder of Grafham Water Sailability. Judi passed away peacefully at her home in Huntingdon on Tuesday 28th November. She was an inspiration to many Sailability sailors and formerly a familiar, cheerful and friendly face around Grafham Water Sailing […]