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Coronavirus FAQ

To help in understanding the current situation at the Club as a result of Coronavirus, we have put together the following FAQ. If you have a question you think we should address here, please email the Webmaster. Q: There is a red and yellow flag flying. What does this mean? A: The flag means ‘Open […]

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 […]

Sprint 15 Open Meeting

Photo: Jon Pearse Thrills and Spills The Chris Black Sprint 15 Icicle was run on Sunday 17 March in strong winds following storm Gareth (35 knots was recorded in a squall in the third race). 7 visitors joined 3 local boats for a day of exciting sailing. The event was won by Paul Grattage of […]

New Start Sequence From Sunday 5th August

The Autumn Series starts on Sunday 5th August (sob – I hope there’s plenty more summer to come before autumn really starts!). As an experiment, the start sequence will change so that the Slow Handicap fleet will start first on numeral 3. All other starts will move back 2 minutes in the same order as […]

Mark Laying Training Day – 24th Feb 2018

Interested in Mark Laying at Grafham Events? The Club is organising an on-the-water practical training day on 24 February (2018) for club volunteers interested in helping at open meetings and championships to practise mark-laying and understand a bit more about race management. Grafham Water Sailing Club hosts a number of important championships and open meetings […]

Autumn Series Prizegiving and Winners

The prize giving for the Autumn Series was held on Sunday 12th November. Above – Andy and Mark Baldwin – 1st Mono Asymmetric. Below Ann Young, 1st Laser 4.7, Kevin Cummerson, 1st Spitfire, Richard Major – 2nd D-Zero. Congratulations to all prize winners, who are: Morning Flying Fifteen 1st Flying 15 3789            […]

Wednesday Evening Pursuit Race 6th September

The end-of-season Wednesday Evening Pursuit Race will take place from 18:00 on Wednesday 6th September. You can view the: Notice of Race Supplementary Sailing Instructions Sailing Instructions The race will be followed by the prize giving for the Wednesday Evening Series. Results are as follows: Start 1 1st Fast Sprint 15 2016 Stuart Snell 2nd […]

Bart’s Bash 2017

Along with many thousands of sailors around the world, GWSC will be racing in Bart’s Bash on September 17, 2017 2:00 pm Stop Press: A number of sailing and yacht clubs in the Caribbean that have been affected by Hurricane Irma have taken part in Bart’s Bash in previous years and had planned to hold an event […]

Autumn Series Changes

The Autumn series (Sunday Club Racing) begins on 6th August 2017: Notices of Race for the series have been posted (morning and afternoon separately) and there are some changes to note: The experiment introduced early last year to encourage more boats to take part in the handicap fleets on Sunday morning has come to an end. The […]

FF Newsletter: July 14th, 2017

Editorial The long interval since the previous newsletter can be explained, at least in part, by the fact that we’ve moved house: somewhat inevitably, this led to a temporary change in priorities and sailing has been somewhat intermittent. However, Denise has just announced (for about the 15th time) that she’s happy with the state of […]