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Wednesday Evening Blog

Welcome to the 2019 Wednesday Evening Series. Joe’s blog is back! 15th May 2019 What a beautiful summer’s evening sailing was enjoyed by over 50 competitors. On arrival we had a Steady F3; unfortunately the wind dropped to F2 which Neil Washington pointed out would be a thinking man’s race. That counted me out!  Certainly carrying a […]

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 […]

Grafham Easter Egg

The 5th Grafham Easter Egg, held on 19th-20th April, was a great success. 62 young sailors enjoyed warm sunny conditions, with wind that became lighter as the event went on, finally dying just after the finish of the final race. This annual event originally started as an Optimist Open Meeting, but this year was opened […]

MAGPAS Orange Day

Magpas Orange Day and Race: Saturday, April 20 As part of the Youth Regatta, we are having an Orange Day on behalf of Magpas, the air ambulance charity. So, orange rules next Saturday. Can you wear orange, eat orange, etc? The first race on Saturday morning is an Orange Race, with prizes donated by Magpas. […]

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, […]

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.