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Low Water Level at Grafham

As many club members are aware, the water level in Grafham Water is low at the moment, leading to difficulties launching and recovering dinghies and catamarans. The Club has been in communication with our landlords Anglian Water over recent weeks about this. Due to the long dry summer, the flow rate in the river Great […]

December Working Parties

We will be running two Saturday working parties in December with the aim of making some improvements to the areas of the Club foreshore where we launch.  As you will be aware the water level at the lake is currently low and is projected to remain so for the next few weeks at least: this […]

New Safety Flag System Starts on 1st November

We are changing the flag system that signifies the general sailing conditions (the flag[s] displayed on the fuel shed’s pole). Please see these associated documents: A full depiction of the new flag system: https://www.grafham.org/sailing-racing/safety-on-the-water.html A new map of the sailing areas is also available to download: https://www.grafham.org/wp-content/uploads/_pdfs/Club%20Racing/GWSC-Sailing-Areas.pdf When? The new system will start on November 1, […]

Catamaran Open Meeting 20th-21st October

70 catamarans took part in the Grafham Cat Open which happily (after the storms of last year) took place on a sunny weekend in a force 2-3 light Southerly breeze. There were 18 Club boats taking part. The following is a summary of the results.   The Sprint 15s were the largest fleet with 28 […]

Team Grafham Success in Cambs Youth League

Congratulations to the 30 Team Grafham members who took part in this year’s Youth League run by the Cambridgeshire Schools and Youth Sailing Association. This annual series consists of five events across the season with the final event at Paxton SC on a very windy Saturday 13th October where 11 of the 23 entrants and […]

Fun OnBoard at BYS Championships

OnBoard Fleet Diary, RYA British Junior Regional Championships East Region Grafham Water Sailing Club, 29-30th September 2019 Saturday’s weather was perfect for the onboard fleet with sunny skies and a light cross-shore breeze, with 8 young excited competitors attending their first ever Regatta.   The Sun was shining, the wind was light, this was ideal for these […]

Huge Success for Team Grafham at BYS Junior Champs

Team Grafham Coaches Matt and Mandy receiving the Development Trophy The RYA’s British Youth Sailing Eastern Region Junior Championships came to Grafham on 29th-30th September. This was previously known as the Zone Championships and this year for the first time it included Fun OnBoard to allow those relatively new to the sport of sailing to join […]

Dan Wigmore Crowned Club Champion

The Club Championships for the Duke of Edinburgh trophy were held on Sunday 16 September.  The conditions were excellent with Force 4/5 winds proving challenging conditions throughout the day. Race Officer Richard Keyworth set a variety of courses, as is traditional for this event.  47 boats took part; 20 in the Slow Single Hander Fleet, […]

Solo Inland Championships

67 competitors, including 7 GWSC sailors, enjoyed varied conditions from 6-16 knots, some rain and sunshine on 22-23 September for the Solo Inland Championships. Congratulations to Tom Gillard who won 5 of the 6 races and carried off a haul of trophies.   Well done to Ewan Birkin-Walls who was first Grafham boat in 9th […]

RIB Training Morning

A Race Officer briefs RIB drivers on Saturday’s training morning It’s Sunday, mix dinghies and cats with a decent wind and what do you have? Club racing! Well, almost: the other two essential ingredients are a Committee Boat and RIBs, the latter to lay marks and give safety cover. Many GWSC members have done the […]