News: Sailing & Racing

BUSA Qualifiers

On 1st-2nd February 2020 Grafham welcomed 15 teams of students from 7 universities across the area for the Midlands area Qualifiers for the British Universities Sailing Association (BUSA) team racing championships. This was hosted by Cambridge University, who are members of GWSC and was sailed in Fireflies. The event consists of 90 six-minute races between […]

Winter Series Prizegiving

The prizegiving for the Winter Series will be held on Sunday 2nd February after racing, in the Cafe. Apologies to the winners of the Autumn Series who have not yet received their prizes, these will also be presented on Sunday. The Winter Series winners are: 1st Asy Mono Handicap 4000 4682 John Reynolds Fran Howell […]

39th Grafham Grand Prix

The 39th Grand Prix, sponsored by Sailing Chandlery, took place on Sunday 29 December.  197 boats entered, including an impressive 65 from Grafham.  Racing was over three separate tracks, a fast and asymmetric fleet with 42 entries, including 10 catamarans; a medium fleet with 74 entries, and a slow fleet with 81 entries, including 5 […]

RYA Race Management Course

On 23rd-24th November, the club is hosting an RYA Race Officer Course. No club members have yet registered and online entry is closed but if you would like to attend, then please contact Peter Saxton who can sort an entry out for you (07860 959666 or peter@saxtons.me). The course is organised by the Regional RYA […]

Autumn Series Prizegiving

The prize giving for the Autumn Series will take place after racing on Sunday 1st December. The winners are: Morning FF15 1st Flying Fifteen 3789 Allen Cave Ashley Painter 2nd Flying Fifteen 3794 Dave Philpott John Forsdike Laser 1st Laser 215157 David Summerville 2nd Laser 202072 Barrie Holden 3rd Laser 215416 Peter Gee 5th Laser […]

Catamaran Open 2019

The 2019 Grafham Cat Open took place over the weekend of 19th & 20th of October. For once the weather gods supplied us with a lovely bright day with a nice force 3-4 from the SW on the Saturday and slightly less wind on the Sunday but from a northerly direction which made the temperature  […]

RS Inland Championships 2019

Photo © Tim Olin www.olinphoto.co.uk On Saturday 5th October Grafham Water Sailing Club welcomed 216 RS sailors for the very successful RS200, RS400 and RS800 Harken Inland Championships. Although racing wasn’t due to start until 1pm, many England rugby fans arrived by 8:45 to watch the England-Argentina world cup match. This was shown in both the cafe […]

Wednesday Evening Blog

Welcome to the 2019 Wednesday Evening Series. Joe’s blog is back! Final Series Results Best sailor new to the series D-Zero 110 Joel Walker Overall 1st Slow Single D-Zero 110 Joel Walker 2nd Slow Single Phantom 1457 Dan Wigmore 3rd Slow Single D-Zero 71 Neil Washington Fast 1st RS500 659 Peter Curtis James Curtis 2nd […]

Regatta Blog

Click for Full Results The 2019 Summer Bank Holiday Regatta has been notable for light winds and summer heat. 23 boats ranging from Spitfires through to an RS Tera raced the two Saturday afternoon ‘Sociable’ races. Richard Major and John Aston in Lasers took the top two places. Several of the regular Sociable Saturday (‘cake […]

Bank Holiday Regatta 2019

The 2019 Bank Holiday Regatta, incorporating the Long Distance Race, will take place from 24th – 26th August. The format will be: The normal Sociable Saturday programme – 2 races Saturday afternoon (1st start at 14:00) The normal Sunday afternoon programme – 2 races (1st start at 14:00) 2 separately timed laps of the long distance […]