News: Family & Social

Regatta Blog

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 club’) racers joined the […]

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 […]

Try Sailing in May

Push the Boat Out – Monday 6th May Ever wanted to try sailing? Then come along to Grafham Water Sailing Club on Monday, 6 May.  As part of the nationwide Push the Boat Out Initiative from the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), we are offering free sailing and windsurfing taster sessions for children and adults.  Don’t […]

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, […]

Fitting Out Social

Following the continuing success of this event, on Wednesday 3 April we are holding a “fitting out” social event at the Club. This is a warm up for the Wednesday evening series, which starts the following week. During Supper there will be Quiz, click for Notice of Quiz. First Tower Dash of 2019 From 4pm with […]

Bar Person Vacancy

The club is looking for a bar person to run the top deck bar on Sunday afternoons, some Saturday afternoons and evenings and summer Wednesday evenings. If you are interested in covering some or all of these times, please contact the club manager at manager@grafham.org or 01480 810478.

GWSC Safeguarding Officer

I am pleased to announce that Denise Plant has agreed to act as our Safeguarding Officer for young people and vulnerable adults for the Club and our RYA Training School. Her contact details are on the poster shown here and on noticeboards in the Clubhouse. Over the next few months, Denise and others will be […]

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 […]

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 […]