News: Sailing Club

Working Parties

The first of our series of four working parties took place on Tuesday 19th October for grounds maintenance; clearing the bramble that had taken over a row of berths in M-block (the cat park and windsurf area). The day started at 10:30 as our team of hardy volunteers took up secateurs, shears, trimmers and strimmers […]

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 […]

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 […]

Safety and Support Day 2020

35 people and 6 instructors participated on Saturday 14th March in the day which was aimed at Safety and Race Management teams and run by Andrew Lawman and Nigel Denchfield. It was quite a calm day weather-wise, in fact the green flag was up for a change! We covered some Pico and Laser 2000 rescues, […]

Storm Ciara

          Storm Ciara hit Grafham in the early hours of Sunday 9th February. Winds gusting to 55kt means that the water is closed. George’s hut was blown off its base and is currently anchored down by the Landrover. The safety team have re-tied one boat that had completely blown over in […]

Ladies Changing Room

We are very grateful to Jonathan Knight, Flying Fifteen sailor, who has very kindly made and donated some new benches for the ladies changing room. The alcove by the showers has now become a useful changing space. Thank you very much Jonathan!

New A14 Opens 9th December

Graphic © Highways England The new Huntingdon Southern Bypass, which is part of the A14 improvement scheme, opened on 9th December. The new 12 mile long bypass runs 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 it mean for members […]

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, […]

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 […]