News: Sailing & Racing

Winter Series Prizewinners

The prize giving for the Winter series will be on Sunday 3rd February. The winners are: 1st Allcomers Slow Solo 5586 Ian Walters 2nd Allcomers Slow Solo 5827 Ewan Birkin-Walls 3rd Allcomers Slow Solo 5835 Dave Lucas 1st Fast RS300 539 Peter Curtis 1st Fast Contender 643 Mark Rushton 1st Fast RS600 866 Brian Briggs […]

38th Grafham Grand Prix

The 38th Grafham Grand Prix, part of the Sailjuice Winter Series, took place on Sunday 30th December.  Conditions for the end of December were kind: a gentle 6 to 8 knot breeze and temperature of around 10 deg C.  There was a record entry of 203 boats, with the entry list full some 12 hours […]

First December Race – Handicap Special

On Sunday 2nd December the weather was bright and pretty breezy from the South West. Club Race Officer Richard Major set a triangular course and decided to have one single start for all fleets combined. This is indicated by flying the club burgee on the committee boat before the warning signal. The start line was […]

Laser Masters Inland Championships 24-25 Nov 2018

Surprised what another day will bring. Get up before dawn again and drive to Grafham. Saturday was dull with low cloud and it was great to see the cheerful  members from the Grafham fleet helping on the gate to help visitors park. On Sunday the sun is trying to break through the clouds but the […]

Autumn Series Prizegiving

The prize-giving for the Autumn series will be held after racing on Sunday 11th November. The winners are: AM 1st Allcomers Slow Solo 5586 Ian Waters 2nd Allcomers Slow Solo 4040 Dave Goudie 3rd Allcomers Slow Solo 5738 Ewan Birkin-Walls 1st Fast RS600 866 Brian Briggs 1st Asy Monohull 2000 2714 Andy Baldwin Mark Baldwin […]

New Safety Flag System Starts on 1st November

We are changing the flag system that signifies the general sailing conditions (the flag[s] displayed on the fuel shed’s pole). Please see these associated documents: A full depiction of the new flag system: https://www.grafham.org/sailing-racing/safety-on-the-water.html A new map of the sailing areas is also available to download: https://www.grafham.org/wp-content/uploads/_pdfs/Club%20Racing/GWSC-Sailing-Areas.pdf When? The new system will start on November 1, […]

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 […]

Dan Wigmore Crowned Club Champion

The Club Championships for the Duke of Edinburgh trophy were held on Sunday 16 September.  The conditions were excellent with Force 4/5 winds proving challenging conditions throughout the day. Race Officer Richard Keyworth set a variety of courses, as is traditional for this event.  47 boats took part; 20 in the Slow Single Hander Fleet, […]

Solo Inland Championships

67 competitors, including 7 GWSC sailors, enjoyed varied conditions from 6-16 knots, some rain and sunshine on 22-23 September for the Solo Inland Championships. Congratulations to Tom Gillard who won 5 of the 6 races and carried off a haul of trophies.   Well done to Ewan Birkin-Walls who was first Grafham boat in 9th […]

Bank Holiday Monday Long Distance Race

After two days of horrible weather (thunder storms on Saturday, rain and strong winds on Sunday), we had more accommodating conditions for Monday’s Long Distance Race.  The wind was still fresh, sufficient for interesting and exhilarating sailing. Six teams entered for the whole race (starting at 10:30 and finishing at 6pm) and a number of […]