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Sprint 15 Open Meeting

Photo: Jon Pearse Thrills and Spills The Chris Black Sprint 15 Icicle was run on Sunday 17 March in strong winds following storm Gareth (35 knots was recorded in a squall in the third race). 7 visitors joined 3 local boats for a day of exciting sailing. The event was won by Paul Grattage of […]

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 […]

Tower Dash

This event will run from April until December.  It takes the form of a timed sail from the Club, around the Tower, and back to the Club.  Details are set out in the Tower Dash Sailing Instructions. We’re starting this year’s event on Wednesday, April 3rd (from 4 p.m. onwards) and there will be special prizes for the fastest […]

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 […]

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” […]

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