News: Sailing & Racing

Gill Sprint 15 Winter TT

A bright day and moderate breeze greeted the 16 boats competing for the Chris Black memorial trophy in the Gill Sprint 15 Winter TT. With the southerly wind forecast to swing to the East, Race Officer Nigel Denchfield,  anchored the committee boat close to the Northern shore to set the Sprint 15 square course alongside […]

29er Winter Championship

Under the orange flag – the 29er Winters Although the weather forecast was not encouraging with gales forecast for Saturday and tricky light winds for Sunday, the Class Association was keen to go ahead.  So three months of planning, emails, WhatsApp  and phone calls were not wasted and the team swung into action… well sort […]

New Year Regatta 2022

We kicked off 2022 in fine style with the New Year Regatta. Despite a forecast that was challenging, 42 boats took to the water and experienced mean winds of 15-18 kts, on top of which the occasional gust in the low 20s moved through. The mean axis stayed on 220 degrees all day, and the […]

RYA Sail Measurer Course

The RYA are running a sail measurer course for the Eastern region at GWSC on Saturday 18th December. The course will start at 9:30 and will last about 6 hours. The cost of this course is £35.00 and you must be an RYA member to secure the qualification at the end. We have 12 spaces on this […]

Championship Successes

Photo copyright LoSSC Grafham sailors have been continuing their run of successes at national championships at the end of June. Chris Brown, who is current club champion, won the Solo Class Vintage Championship at Leigh-on-Sea with three straight wins He also won prizes for being first to the windward mark in each of the three […]

Europe Nationals

Club members Mandy Horton, Richard Major and David Summerville competed in the 2021 Europe UK National Championship, at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, over the long weekend of 18th – 20th June. 50 boats competed, the largest turnout for the class in several decades. Conditions were a lively 20 – 30 knots on the Friday, […]

Timekeepers Wanted

Have the time of your life… We have opportunities for more people to join the race management teams for open meetings at Grafham. Our race management is rightly highly regarded by those who visit us for open events, with classes queuing up to have us host events for them. We have experienced and well qualified […]

eSailing is back!

Following the popularity of eSailing before we could do real sailing, Virtual Regatta is returning to GWSC on Wednesday evenings in November and December. eSailing fleet captain and RYA Eastern Region eSailing champion James Curtis is running eight four-race mini regattas from 4th November to 23rd December, with the placing on the night being the points […]

Wednesday Afternoons – Nigel’s Blog

28th October The final Wednesday afternoon session slotted nicely into a quiet bit of wind following a torrential downpour. Some gusts made for interesting moments, especially on the short run from the downwind start to the gybe mark. The short sharp gusts created swimming opportunities that were grasped readily by most of the racers, and […]

Duke of Edinburgh Trophy 20th September 2020

Sunshine, and wind between 16-18kt provided a splendid day’s racing for the coveted trophy, and a large entry across all our fleets was in evidence. It was a very successful event. Well planned, and well executed with excellent support from the team out on the water.  Three different race courses were featured to try and […]