News: Sailing Club

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 before the Christmas Pursuit Race on 16th December and the Grafham Grand Prix on 30th December. Current status is: 1  Unusable                   2  Unusable 3  Coxswain’s – Clear     4  Coxswain’s West – Clear 5  Mud – Difficult    […]

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 […]

Low Water Level at Grafham

As many club members are aware, the water level in Grafham Water is low at the moment, leading to difficulties launching and recovering dinghies and catamarans. The Club has been in communication with our landlords Anglian Water over recent weeks about this. Due to the long dry summer, the flow rate in the river Great […]

December Working Parties

We will be running two Saturday working parties in December with the aim of making some improvements to the areas of the Club foreshore where we launch.  As you will be aware the water level at the lake is currently low and is projected to remain so for the next few weeks at least: this […]

Catamaran Open Meeting 20th-21st October

70 catamarans took part in the Grafham Cat Open which happily (after the storms of last year) took place on a sunny weekend in a force 2-3 light Southerly breeze. There were 18 Club boats taking part. The following is a summary of the results.   The Sprint 15s were the largest fleet with 28 […]

Laser Fleet AGM – Weds 8 August

Laser Fleet AGM – Wednesday 8th August The 2018 Laser Fleet AGM will be held on Wednesday 8th August in the top bar after Wednesday evening sailing and dinner. Do please try to attend to have your say about laser sailing at Grafham. Call for new laser fleet captain – volunteers please! After two years […]

Try Sailing This Summer – Saturday 14th July

As part of the RYA “Try Sailing this Summer” initiative, we are holding a Trial a Sail Day on Saturday 14th July. If you missed the open day on 7th May, or are hoping that there may be more wind than then, or would just like to get out on glorious Grafham Water, we are offering free dinghy and catamaran […]

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 […]