News: Youth Racing

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 […]

Grafham Easter Egg

The 5th Grafham Easter Egg, held on 19th-20th April, was a great success. 62 young sailors enjoyed warm sunny conditions, with wind that became lighter as the event went on, finally dying just after the finish of the final race. This annual event originally started as an Optimist Open Meeting, but this year was opened […]

Team Grafham Success in Cambs Youth League

Congratulations to the 30 Team Grafham members who took part in this year’s Youth League run by the Cambridgeshire Schools and Youth Sailing Association. This annual series consists of five events across the season with the final event at Paxton SC on a very windy Saturday 13th October where 11 of the 23 entrants and […]

Sonia Evans takes 1st at National Topper event

Congratulations to Sonia Evans of Grafham/Priory SC for winning the national 5.3 Topper event at Poole last weekend (16th/17th September), and her younger brother Tim was second in the 4.2 fleet as well. And it had nothing to do with Peter Saxton being the 5.3 fleet race officer! See the full report here

Cambs Youth League Event – Hunts SC Sat 9th Sept

The fourth Cambridgeshire Youth League event of 2017 takes place this Saturday at Hunts Sailing Club. Briefing is at 10:30 with the first of 3 races at 11:00. Entry is only £1 and there are various age group prizes so lots of opportunities to win something. There is no need to pre-register, just turn up […]

NSSA Single Handed Team Racing

CSYSA are now accepting entries for the NSSA Single Handed Team Racing which this year takes place on 7th and 8th October at Banbury Sailing Club. As usual the event is sailed in Toppers (provided by the organisers) and the total cost for the weekend will be either £103 or £157 per person (dependant upon how […]

India Page-Wood Crowned 2017 Optimist European Girl Champion

Congratulations to GWSC young sailor, India Page-Wood who claimed top spot on the podium at the European Optimist Championships in Bourgas, Bulgaria. We believe she is the first British girl to claim the title. Read more here

NSSA 2017 at Grafham

Grafham Young Sailors bring home the silverware! Last week (24th-28th July), in conjunction with CSYSA and the Grafham Water Centre, we hosted the NSSA National Youth Regatta at Grafham.  Over three hundred competitors entered from 17 different teams, with the largest representation from our own Cambridgeshire.  Conditions over the week were testing: a cold, fresh […]

Cambs Youth League: June 3rd

On Saturday 3rd June, 36 sailors took part in this year’s Grafham round of the Cambridgeshire Youth League. There were 17 entries from Grafham: 14 of these sailors have been attending our Team Grafham sessions on Saturday afternoons. The conditions were perfect, with winds ranging from about 7 to 13 knots and lots of sunshine. […]

CSYSA Training Weekend / Cambs Youth Sailing League

If you intend to participate in the training weekend at Grafham on 3rd and 4th June you need to register now so that we can give the final numbers to Grafham Water Centre by the end of this week. On Saturday 3rd it is the Grafham Youth League and on Sunday 4th we’re joining in […]