News: Sailing Club

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, […]

Temporary Chandlery Arrangements

Due to the recent circumstances resulting in the Office being physically closed (though the Office can still be contacted by email and phone) you will not be allowed into the Chandlery. To allow Club members to continue casual leisure sailing, (including repairing and tinkering with your boats) all items from the Chandlery can now be […]

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, […]

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 […]