Fun OnBoard at BYS Championships

OnBoard Fleet Diary, RYA British Junior Regional Championships East Region Grafham Water Sailing Club, 29-30th September 2019 Saturday’s weather was perfect for the onboard fleet with sunny skies and a light cross-shore breeze, with 8 young excited competitors attending their first ever Regatta.   The Sun was shining, the wind was light, this was ideal for these […]

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Huge Success for Team Grafham at BYS Junior Champs

Team Grafham Coaches Matt and Mandy receiving the Development Trophy The RYA’s British Youth Sailing Eastern Region Junior Championships came to Grafham on 29th-30th September. This was previously known as the Zone Championships and this year for the first time it included Fun OnBoard to allow those relatively new to the sport of sailing to join […]

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Dan Wigmore Crowned Club Champion

The Club Championships for the Duke of Edinburgh trophy were held on Sunday 16 September.  The conditions were excellent with Force 4/5 winds proving challenging conditions throughout the day. Race Officer Richard Keyworth set a variety of courses, as is traditional for this event.  47 boats took part; 20 in the Slow Single Hander Fleet, […]

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Solo Inland Championships

67 competitors, including 7 GWSC sailors, enjoyed varied conditions from 6-16 knots, some rain and sunshine on 22-23 September for the Solo Inland Championships. Congratulations to Tom Gillard who won 5 of the 6 races and carried off a haul of trophies.   Well done to Ewan Birkin-Walls who was first Grafham boat in 9th […]

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RIB Training Morning

A Race Officer briefs RIB drivers on Saturday’s training morning It’s Sunday, mix dinghies and cats with a decent wind and what do you have? Club racing! Well, almost: the other two essential ingredients are a Committee Boat and RIBs, the latter to lay marks and give safety cover. Many GWSC members have done the […]

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RYA Regional Junior Championships/Fun OnBoard

The RYA British Youth Sailing Regional Championships is coming to Grafham on 29th and 30th September. This event, which used to be called the Zone Squads, now includes a new Fun OnBoard Fleet as well as the usual Championship and Regatta fleets. The Fun OnBoard Fleet is for those relatively new to the sport of […]

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Bank Holiday Monday Long Distance Race

After two days of horrible weather (thunder storms on Saturday, rain and strong winds on Sunday), we had more accommodating conditions for Monday’s Long Distance Race.  The wind was still fresh, sufficient for interesting and exhilarating sailing. Six teams entered for the whole race (starting at 10:30 and finishing at 6pm) and a number of […]

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Caption Competition

Spotted on Grafham Water this summer! There will be a prize for the best caption suggestion – email webmaster@grafham.org by Saturday 15th September. The winner will be announced at the Duke Of Edinburgh Club Championship/Bart’s Bash on Sunday 16th September.

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Isaac’s First Sail

Two year old Isaac had his first outing in a boat this week, when he went sailing with his mum and grandparents in their Miracle. Conditions were ideal for a first sail. He had a lovely time and was very keen to share his picnic with the This Girl Can sailors. We hope to see him, […]

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Summer Camp 2018 Memories

The 2018 Summer Camp was a great success and 31 young people had a fantastic time on and off the water. As well as dinghy sailing each morning, in the afternoons the participants had a chance to try Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Windsurfing, Laser 2000, Cat and Cruiser Sailing and a Treasure Hunt. Chief Instructor Matt French […]

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