News: Sailing & Racing

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 […]

Summer Series Prize Giving

The prize-giving for the summer series will be held in the Cafe at lunchtime on Sunday 4th August. The prize-winners are: Morning 1st Allcomers Slow Solo 5827 Ewan Birkin-Walls 2nd Allcomers Slow Solo 5586 Ian Walters 3rd Allcomers Slow Solo 5835 Dave Lucas 1st Fast RS600 866 Brian Briggs 1st Asy Monohull 49er 698 David […]

Grafham Sailors’ Success

Grafham sailors have been celebrating success around the country this summer. Cat Sailors at Marconi Well done to the Grafham Cat Fleet who won the team trophy at the East Coast Piers Race at Marconi SC on 6th and 7th July . RS600/Solo Success for Dave Goudie Following his win last year in the 2018 RS600 […]

Update to Safety Flags

We have made some changes to the new flag system we introduced last November, to reflect our experience since then. The yellow/red flag now signifies that the water is closed for sailing but with one or more exceptions. The exceptions will be displayed in the Cafe on the monitor or on a map. Flying this […]

Wednesday Evening Blog

Welcome to the 2019 Wednesday Evening Series. Joe’s blog is back! 14th August Yet another super evening’s sailing with a decent F4 decreasing to F3 southerly breeze. Surely not again! If there wasn’t bucket loads of water filling up the K6 Matt and Mandy would for sure have finished first in the fast fleet by […]

Cambs Youth League

The first event in the 2019 Cambridgeshire Youth League took place at Grafham on Saturday 1st June. In fact it should have been the second event but bad weather caused the first, at Cam SC to be postponed and that is now scheduled for Saturday 8th June. 35 young sailors from Grafham, Cam, Hunts and […]

Spring Prizewinners

The prize-giving for the Spring Series will be held in the Cafe at lunch time on Sunday 5th May. The winners are: Morning Spring series 1st Allcomers Slow Solo 5586 Ian Walters 2nd Allcomers Slow Solo 5827 Ewan Birkin-Walls 3rd Allcomers Slow Solo 5835 Dave Lucas 1st Fast RS600 919 Wayne Hancox 1st Asy Monohull RS200 1629 Phil Bailey Helen […]

Aero Success for Young GWSC Member

Photo: Paul Wright-Anderson On Saturday 27th April, Grafham Water was closed for sailing due to Storm Hannah. The blue and white flag was flying, meaning windsurfers only, as the gusts hit 40 knots. Meanwhile at Island Barn Reservoir in western London, the RS Aero UK Spring Championship was getting underway in winds gusting up to 34 […]

Friendly Fridays are back!

Friendly Friday pursuit racing restarts this Friday, 3rd May. The race finishes at 1945. Your start time depends on your boat – for instance Toppers start at 1857; Solos at 1903; standard Laser at 1904; Spitfire at 1919. This is very much more relaxed racing than Wednesday evenings or Sunday mornings – a great way to […]

MAGPAS Orange Day

Magpas Orange Day and Race: Saturday, April 20 As part of the Youth Regatta, we are having an Orange Day on behalf of Magpas, the air ambulance charity. So, orange rules next Saturday. Can you wear orange, eat orange, etc? The first race on Saturday morning is an Orange Race, with prizes donated by Magpas. […]