News: Sailing & Racing

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. […]

Wednesday Evening Blog

Welcome to the 2019 Wednesday Evening Series. Joe’s blog is back! 17th April 2019 This week was all about our development squad, ‘TEAM GRAFHAM’. This was their first experience of racing in the Wednesday evening series. The sun had his hat on and the wind strength was around F2. Five took part and enjoyed some very close […]

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 […]

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, […]