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 […]

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Beach Clearing

On Saturday 1st December a willing band of volunteers braved the cold and drizzle to join the working party. Three groups set off, one to start working west from slipway 4, one working east from slipway 8 and one to the windsurfer beach Armed with shovels, wheelbarrows and pickaxes the first job was to lift […]

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Current Slipway Status as at 30th November

There will be further mud clearing on the slipways before the Christmas Pursuit Race on 16th December and the Grafham Grand Prix on 30th December. Current status is: 1  Unusable                   2  Unusable 3  Coxswain’s – Clear     4  Coxswain’s West – Clear 5  Mud – Difficult    […]

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Mud Clearing Fun on a Friday

On Friday 30th November a 30 ton digger with a 19 metre reach arrived at Grafham Water SC. After a bit of a struggle to get onto the visitors’ car park the digger was offloaded from the low-loader. It just managed to manoeuvre round the corner of George’s gate hut and down past the Coxswain’s […]

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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 […]

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Low Water Level at Grafham

As many club members are aware, the water level in Grafham Water is low at the moment, leading to difficulties launching and recovering dinghies and catamarans. The Club has been in communication with our landlords Anglian Water over recent weeks about this. Due to the long dry summer, the flow rate in the river Great […]

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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 […]

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December Working Parties

We will be running two Saturday working parties in December with the aim of making some improvements to the areas of the Club foreshore where we launch.  As you will be aware the water level at the lake is currently low and is projected to remain so for the next few weeks at least: this […]

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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, […]

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Catamaran Open Meeting 20th-21st October

70 catamarans took part in the Grafham Cat Open which happily (after the storms of last year) took place on a sunny weekend in a force 2-3 light Southerly breeze. There were 18 Club boats taking part. The following is a summary of the results.   The Sprint 15s were the largest fleet with 28 […]

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