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New A14 Opens 9th December

Graphic © Highways England The new Huntingdon Southern Bypass, which is part of the A14 improvement scheme, is due to open on 9th December. The new 12 mile long bypass will run between Ellington and Swavesey and is part of a £1.5 billion project to upgrade 21 miles of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon. What does […]

Great Open Meeting Feedback

Photo © Tim Olin www.olinphoto.co.uk We have had lots of great feedback from the recent open meetings hosted by the club: From the Ovingtons Quick note to say thank you very much for the weekend. In the 10 or so years I’ve been involved with these events this has been the most enjoyable. The mix of classes […]

The Story of ‘Stirling’

On Wednesday 30th May 2018, M.V. Stirling arrived at Grafham from HMS Stirling Sea Scouts in the West Midlands. Although the hull and superstructure were sound, the floor, fittings and electrics all needed replacing and it had no engine or trailer.       The maintenance tent was already occupied by the newly-arrived Searider 7, […]

Catamaran Open 2019

The 2019 Grafham Cat Open took place over the weekend of 19th & 20th of October. For once the weather gods supplied us with a lovely bright day with a nice force 3-4 from the SW on the Saturday and slightly less wind on the Sunday but from a northerly direction which made the temperature  […]

RS Inland Championships 2019

Photo © Tim Olin www.olinphoto.co.uk On Saturday 5th October Grafham Water Sailing Club welcomed 216 RS sailors for the very successful RS200, RS400 and RS800 Harken Inland Championships. Although racing wasn’t due to start until 1pm, many England rugby fans arrived by 8:45 to watch the England-Argentina world cup match. This was shown in both the cafe […]

Wednesday Evening Blog

Welcome to the 2019 Wednesday Evening Series. Joe’s blog is back! Final Series Results Best sailor new to the series D-Zero 110 Joel Walker Overall 1st Slow Single D-Zero 110 Joel Walker 2nd Slow Single Phantom 1457 Dan Wigmore 3rd Slow Single D-Zero 71 Neil Washington Fast 1st RS500 659 Peter Curtis James Curtis 2nd […]

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 […]

Summer Camp Blog

Friday 9th August The last day dawned pretty windy, with everyone looking forward to the Regatta with some trepidation. After the briefing and getting the boats ready, the sailors set sail in nine boats. The winners managed three laps  and all finished the race in very challenging conditions. 1st Josh, Lloyd and Owen      […]

Bank Holiday Regatta 2019

The 2019 Bank Holiday Regatta, incorporating the Long Distance Race, will take place from 24th – 26th August. The format will be: The normal Sociable Saturday programme – 2 races Saturday afternoon (1st start at 14:00) The normal Sunday afternoon programme – 2 races (1st start at 14:00) 2 separately timed laps of the long distance […]

Summer Series Prize Giving

The prize-giving for the summer series will be held in the Cafe at lunchtime on Sunday 4th August. The prize-winners are: Morning 1st Allcomers Slow Solo 5827 Ewan Birkin-Walls 2nd Allcomers Slow Solo 5586 Ian Walters 3rd Allcomers Slow Solo 5835 Dave Lucas 1st Fast RS600 866 Brian Briggs 1st Asy Monohull 49er 698 David […]