News: Sailing & Racing

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 […]

BUSA Qualifiers

On 1st-2nd February 2020 Grafham welcomed 15 teams of students from 7 universities across the area for the Midlands area Qualifiers for the British Universities Sailing Association (BUSA) team racing championships. This was hosted by Cambridge University, who are members of GWSC and was sailed in Fireflies. The event consists of 90 six-minute races between […]

Winter Series Prizegiving

The prizegiving for the Winter Series will be held on Sunday 2nd February after racing, in the Cafe. Apologies to the winners of the Autumn Series who have not yet received their prizes, these will also be presented on Sunday. The Winter Series winners are: 1st Asy Mono Handicap 4000 4682 John Reynolds Fran Howell […]

39th Grafham Grand Prix

The 39th Grand Prix, sponsored by Sailing Chandlery, took place on Sunday 29 December.  197 boats entered, including an impressive 65 from Grafham.  Racing was over three separate tracks, a fast and asymmetric fleet with 42 entries, including 10 catamarans; a medium fleet with 74 entries, and a slow fleet with 81 entries, including 5 […]

RYA Race Management Course

On 23rd-24th November, the club is hosting an RYA Race Officer Course. No club members have yet registered and online entry is closed but if you would like to attend, then please contact Peter Saxton who can sort an entry out for you (07860 959666 or peter@saxtons.me). The course is organised by the Regional RYA […]

Autumn Series Prizegiving

The prize giving for the Autumn Series will take place after racing on Sunday 1st December. The winners are: Morning FF15 1st Flying Fifteen 3789 Allen Cave Ashley Painter 2nd Flying Fifteen 3794 Dave Philpott John Forsdike Laser 1st Laser 215157 David Summerville 2nd Laser 202072 Barrie Holden 3rd Laser 215416 Peter Gee 5th Laser […]

Catamaran Open 2019

The 2019 Grafham Cat Open took place over the weekend of 19th & 20th of October. For once the weather gods supplied us with a lovely bright day with a nice force 3-4 from the SW on the Saturday and slightly less wind on the Sunday but from a northerly direction which made the temperature  […]