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Reopening Preparations

Following the good news about restarting of outdoor sport, the club will reopen on 29th March, subject to the government’s roadmap not changing. Whilst we’ve all be stuck indoors, the staff and a small band of volunteers have been busy at the club, getting everything ready. The coxswains, Andy and Glyn, have been working inside […]

From Grafham Water to the America’s Cup

The America’s Cup World Series and the Christmas Race ran in Auckland, New Zealand from the 17th to the 20th of December 2020. It was the first opportunity for all the teams to race against each other on their second AC75s ahead of the PRADA Cup Challenger Selection Series in January and February 2021 and […]

Changing Room Operation

Please note the changing rooms are currently closed. This page will be updated when we are able to reopen them. From Sunday 6th December we are reopening the changing rooms. There will be limited space, with room for 20 in the Gents’ and 10 in the Ladies’. We continue to ask members if they can […]

eSailing is back!

Following the popularity of eSailing before we could do real sailing, Virtual Regatta is returning to GWSC on Wednesday evenings in November and December. eSailing fleet captain and RYA Eastern Region eSailing champion James Curtis is running eight four-race mini regattas from 4th November to 23rd December, with the placing on the night being the points […]

Wednesday Afternoons – Nigel’s Blog

28th October The final Wednesday afternoon session slotted nicely into a quiet bit of wind following a torrential downpour. Some gusts made for interesting moments, especially on the short run from the downwind start to the gybe mark. The short sharp gusts created swimming opportunities that were grasped readily by most of the racers, and […]

Kitesurfing Success for Katie

Congratulations to club member Katie Dabson who has won bronze at the recent Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay European Championships in Austria. This is the mixed relay discipline that will be used at the Paris 2024 Olympics. Katie had her first taste of kiting in August 2018 when she kept her father Simon company at […]

Duke of Edinburgh Trophy 20th September 2020

Sunshine, and wind between 16-18kt provided a splendid day’s racing for the coveted trophy, and a large entry across all our fleets was in evidence. It was a very successful event. Well planned, and well executed with excellent support from the team out on the water.  Three different race courses were featured to try and […]

Cat Open Success

Report by Cat Fleet Captain Neil Klabe. The A class National Championship was held over the weekend (19th-20th September) at Weston Sailing Club. It was split into two groups: the Foilers and Classics. Day one on the Saturday was raced in very gusty and shifty conditions and saw our own hot shot Julian Bosch show […]

Commodore’s Blog

August 2020 This is my first ever “Commodore’s Blog”, one of a long list of first-time things I’ve done in my first six weeks as your new Club Commodore. I’m keen to look forward rather than backward (the view through your windscreen is always bigger and better than through your rear-view mirror).  However, it would […]

Summer Camp 2020

A month ago we didn’t think we’d be able to run this year’s Youth Summer Camp. But then the government allowed camp sites to reopen and we went into planning overdrive to try to work out what it would be possible to do. As with everything we have been doing at the club during the […]