News: Fleets

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]