News: Sailing Club

Flying Fifteen Inland Championships, June 9-10 2018

Championship Winners Graham Vials & Chris Turner Flying 15 Inlands Championships and World Qualifiers 2018 The 2018 Flying Fifteen Inland Championships were sailed on the weekend of June 9th-10th at Grafham Water Sailing Club.  The event was designated a qualifier for the next World Championships, to be held at the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire […]

Lots Happening this Bank Holiday Week (28th May – 3rd June)

Our new committee boat arrived on Wednesday 30th May. Commissioning will start soon. Meanwhile our new Searider (Searider 7) is being fitted out to the club’s spec.       Thirteen youngsters are learning to sail on a Youth Beginners Course.   On Thursday and Friday 31st May/1st June we are also holding a two […]

Brian Thake 1931-2018 (Updated with donation details)

It is with great sadness that I bring you the news that Brian Thake has passed away, a few days short of his 87th birthday. He had been ill for some time, and unable to sail for the past few years. However, his great enthusiasm for getting afloat stayed with him throughout much of his […]

Waterlogged Grounds 10th April 2018

Please be aware that the sailing club grounds are completely waterlogged following the recent heavy rain. Please avoid parking on the grass, as recovery cannot be guaranteed.

How To Pay For Your Membership

Membership renewal packs have recently been sent out to all members. Unfortunately the payment form was omitted. You can download the payment form here. Please complete it and return it to the office. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Working Party – Wednesday 17th January

Your Club Needs You! Working parties take place on the third Wednesday of each month. Volunteers for the working parties are always welcome. Start time is 10:30. Planned work for Wednesday 17th January is: Start the redecoration of the wet bar. Materials are already available. Stripping the decks of Moon Shadow for repainting with deck […]

Gents’ Showers Works

Essential works to Gents Showers Starting on Friday 5th January, we will be carrying out essential repair work to the gents showers.  This will involve replacing the floor (which has been leaking) with a new floor and laying tiles in the area immediately outside the shower area. The work is expected to take up to […]

Members’ Forums 6th/7th January

Early in the New Year we will be holding a couple of Members’ Forums.  These will be on Saturday 6 January and Sunday 7 January, at 3pm in the top bar.  There are two things in particular to discuss.  We are currently considering what to do about Sunday afternoons and the measures we might take to improve […]

Mark Laying Training Day – 24th Feb 2018

Interested in Mark Laying at Grafham Events? The Club is organising an on-the-water practical training day on 24 February (2018) for club volunteers interested in helping at open meetings and championships to practise mark-laying and understand a bit more about race management. Grafham Water Sailing Club hosts a number of important championships and open meetings […]

New Buoys

All the buoys are blue… …except for X, which has been renewed but is still red. All the Club’s other fixed buoys have now been replaced by new blue barrels. So why did we get rid of  the yellow and yellow/black buoys? Because the paint comes off too easily and thus they are hard to […]