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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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1st 2873 Tony and Sam Cooper, King George SC

2nd 3010 David and Sandra Wilson, Broadwater SC

3rd 2880 Stewart Eaton and Clare Pritchard, West Oxfordshire SC

4th 2901 Hamilton and Alastair Roaf, Chipstead SC

5th 2897 Linda Wilks and Judy Crocker, Emberton Park SC

6th 2432 Phillip Boycott and Gill Toosey, Emberton Park SC


Open meeting dates 2014

Chipstead Sailing Club, 4 May


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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.

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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

Chichester YC

Graduate National Championships 2014

Will be held at Chichester Yacht Club during their regatta week (25 -29 July)

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