News: Sailing & Racing

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Training School Reopens

After two Saturdays of successfully running adult and youth coaching, the Training School has reopened offering a limited selection of courses from our published schedule. The first three day course, Advanced Youth Race Training, ran last week, with 6 keen young sailors determined to improve their racing skills. Coaches Matt and Mandy were really happy […]

Coaching Restarts

Photo: Sara Collard. On Saturday 11th July we restarted Saturday coaching. In the morning was the adult session, attended by 10 of the Saturday stalwarts. Here is Wendy’s report: Wow, it was fabulous to be out with our lovely coaches, Matt and Mandy again.  We split into 2 groups of 5 to be socially distant. […]

Tower Dash Special

Wednesday 3rd June competition – if you accept the challenge. Use the round the Tower Dash rules for 2020 published today, the starting gate will be open all day but will close at 18h00. Please note the water closes at 18h30 and the Club site will shut at 19h00. You should apply social distancing rules […]

eSailing

Missing your racing fix? Then eSailing is the answer. Several Grafham fleets are now running eSailing races using Virtual Regatta. Click here to access the eSailing Guide. eSailing Schedule and Contacts eSailing is now in abeyance as real sailing has restarted. Look out for more eSailing in the autumn. Newly appointed eSailing fleet captain is […]