News: Sailing Club

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, […]

AGM 2019

The Annual General Meeting will take place in the top deck bar at 17:00 on Saturday 27th July. This will be followed by a members’ forum. The following documents relating to the AGM are available: AGM Booklet 2019 Form of Proxy Full Accounts Proposed Rule Changes Commentary on Proposed Rule Changes Amended Memorandum of Association

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.