News: Sailing Club

Flying Fifteen Open Meeting

Grafham Water SC FF15 Open 8/9 June 2019 Saturday’s forecast on Thursday of 40+ gusts certainly dampened down the entry but on the day the wind had moderated to 22mph with 30+ gusts. After a mutually agreed delay of 30 minutes the afternoon racing was set on a sausage/triangle/sausage course. The first race got underway […]

Mark Laying

“marks one eight five zero metres two zero zero degrees” Such a VHF transmission is no longer gibberish to four GWSC members who spent May 25 on our club-level mark-laying course. The participants learnt about using GPS to measure distances and bearings and how to use a hand-bearing compass to check angles. They also learnt […]

Mark Laying Course

Interested in Mark Laying at Grafham Events? The Club is organising an on-the-water training day on Saturday, May 25, for club volunteers interested in helping at open meetings to practise mark-laying and understand more about race management. It’s free to attend. You need the minimum of RYA Powerboat Handling Level 2 (PB2) and ideally some experience […]

PB2+ Course

This course has been cancelled due to lack of participants. There will be another one on 28th July PB2+: take your PB2 further Want to move on with your RYA Powerboat Handling Level 2 (PB2) skills? Want to learn how to work with a Race Officer? Perhaps worried about how and where to lay racing […]

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, […]

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.

Part Time Coxswain Vacancy

As many of you will know, Andrew Lawman has decided to step down from his part time coxswain responsibilities with the Club and so we are looking for a replacement. The Coxswain is in charge of on-water safety at Grafham.  Key features of this role are as follows. Working a minimum of 13 ”long weekends” […]

Beach Clearing

On Saturday 1st December a willing band of volunteers braved the cold and drizzle to join the working party. Three groups set off, one to start working west from slipway 4, one working east from slipway 8 and one to the windsurfer beach Armed with shovels, wheelbarrows and pickaxes the first job was to lift […]

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 […]