National Champs at Chichester

Rank Club No. Helm Crew Total
1 King George 2873 Tony Cooper Sam Cooper 8
2 Chipstead 2979 John Clemenston Melanie Titmus 12
3 Chipstead 3008 Bob Murrell Maggie Murrell 13
4 Bolton 3001 Andy Flitcroft Sue Flitcroft 22
5 Broadwater 3010 David Wilson Sandra Wilson 29
6 Chipstead 2901 Alistair Roaf Hamilton Roaf 30
7 Chipstead 2962 Roger Cherrill Meg Warren 30
8 Chipstead 3016 Rob Riddelsdell Sally Riddelsdell 34
9 West Lancs 2840 Ben Hill Gabe Hill 36
10 Hayling Island 3003 James Gardner Anne Gardner 38
11 Hunts 2700 Ann Bottoms Stewart Bottoms 52
12 Dell Quay 2977 Roger Francis Kaine Brown 60

Graduates at Chipstead

On Sunday 4th May 2014, 13 Graduates gathered at Chipstead Sailing Club for its annual open meeting. Upon arrival, the sailors were greeted with a promising westerly wind along the lake. However, the wind dropped to light airs with dead patches to catch out competitors at the most inconvenient of times.



Graduates at Emberton Park SC

Four visitors joined the home fleet for the first Graduate Open of 2014, on a beautiful spring day with unbroken sunshine and a pleasant breeze.

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Grad Reflections....

Take a look at this review of the Graduate Dinghy way back in 1952 - its amazing how far the class has come over the last 57 years.

Up Close and Personal

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The Graduate Dinghy

The 'Grad' as it affectionately known, is a 12' sailing dinghy designed for two people. The class association is responsible for supporting Graduate owners by providing technical advice, building a community in which sailors can share their experiences and promote both class and handicap racing events.


The association also manage the rules which define the Graduate Dinghy, and are proud to be promoting new innovations and developments that will ensure the class is successful for many years to come.



The Grad is especially loved for it's superb upwind performance, giving many faster boats a run for their money; this has been further enhanced by the recent development of a new larger sail plan. The larger sail fits to existing spars, increasing performance downwind and improving gust response upwind. The new sail coupled with our new boat builder has created a real 'buzz' around the boat park, adding momentum to the revival of the class, building strong foundations for its future. This is reflected in the ever increasing attendance at the class national championships.


Grad Events

RYA Dinghy Show

28 February - 1 March
Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace

Emberton Park SC

Open Event
12 April 2015

Chipstead SC

Grad Nationals at Chipstead SC
23 - 25 May 2015

Bassenthwaite Sailing Club

Graduate Northerns
1 - 2 August
(first weekend of Bass week, option to stay for the rest of the week)

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