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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

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 […]

Current Slipway Status as at 30th November

There will be further mud clearing on the slipways on 17th/18th December. Current status is: 1  Unusable                   2  Unusable 3  Coxswain’s – Clear     4  Coxswain’s West – Clear 5  Mud – Difficult            6  Mud – Unusable 7  Thin Mud – Usable  […]

Mud Clearing Fun on a Friday

On Friday 30th November a 30 ton digger with a 19 metre reach arrived at Grafham Water SC. After a bit of a struggle to get onto the visitors’ car park the digger was offloaded from the low-loader. It just managed to manoeuvre round the corner of George’s gate hut and down past the Coxswain’s […]

Laser Masters Inland Championships 24-25 Nov 2018

Surprised what another day will bring. Get up before dawn again and drive to Grafham. Saturday was dull with low cloud and it was great to see the cheerful  members from the Grafham fleet helping on the gate to help visitors park. On Sunday the sun is trying to break through the clouds but the […]

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, […]