News: Sailing & Racing

Wednesday Evening Blog

Welcome to the 2019 Wednesday Evening Series. Joe’s blog is back! 12th June What a cracking warm summer’s evening sailing we all had! F3 bright blue skies, not a cloud in sight. We couldn’t ask for more. Unfortunately many of you must have been on holiday as the turnout was a little disappointing considering the conditions. […]

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. […]

Fitting Out Social

Following the continuing success of this event, on Wednesday 3 April we are holding a “fitting out” social event at the Club. This is a warm up for the Wednesday evening series, which starts the following week. During Supper there will be Quiz, click for Notice of Quiz. First Tower Dash of 2019 From 4pm with […]

Tower Dash

This event will run from April until December.  It takes the form of a timed sail from the Club, around the Tower, and back to the Club.  Details are set out in the Tower Dash Sailing Instructions. We’re starting this year’s event on Wednesday, April 3rd (from 4 p.m. onwards) and there will be special prizes for the fastest […]

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 […]