Graduate Dinghy Association



After some absolutely stellar work from our amazing championship secretary, Maggie Murrell, we have managed to get a national championships organised!

So, without further ado, save the date, dust off your grads, and get yourself (and your crew) to...


This is the first time the grads have been to Rutland (to my knowledge) and with their excellent facilities, and top notch race management, it is set to be an absolute corker of an event!

It will be part of the event Rutland are running called ‘Battle of the Hikers’ - entry is now open!

Click this link to enter with Rutland, and once you have entered, drop Maggie an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to fill in the standard Grad Nats entry form so we have all your details in advance!

Please enter ASAP just in case the overall numbers are restricted due to covid.
Entry fee will be £50 for the weekend, and we need 10 boats to guarantee our own start.

You will need to create an account with Rutland to enter. (The procedure is similar to entering for the Northerns at Bassenthwaite).





 Clearly Maggie's year off organising events in 2020 has done her the world of good, we have yet another event to get your juices flowing - the Grad Northern Champs!


To be held under the burgee of Bassenthwaite Sailing Club on the 7th - 8th August (the final weekend of the legendary "Bass Week", something we would encourage everyone to get involved with too!)

The Grad Northerns have been held at Bass for the last few years. With a growing home fleet, and grad numbers in the north on the up, this is bound to be a well attended event!

Still not convinced? Check out this video from the studios of Bob Murrell for his report on the 2019 Northerns at Bass!  

For more details on Bass Week - click this link!

Our 2021 calendar is beginning to look healthy again.
There are still a few events to be confirmed, and the ones below are of course subject to government guidance, but we cannot wait to see everyone out racing their grads again!

Event Location Dates
Chipstead Open Chipstead S.C. 9th May
Graduate National Championships Rutland S.C. 24th - 25th July
Graduate Northern Championships Bassenthwaite S.C. 7th - 8th August
Graduate Southern Championships TBC TBC
Graduate Youth Championships TBC TBC
Bass Week Bassenthwaite S.C. 31st July - 8th August
Steve Nicholson Trophy Northampton S.C. TBC (POSTPONED)
GBSC* - Grafham Belle Grafham S.C. 29th - 30th May
GBSC* - Bala Long Distance Race Bala S.C. 10th - 11th July
GBSC* - Wilsonian River Challenge Wilsonian S.C. 26th - 27th June
GBSC* - Tiger Trophy Rutland S.C. 29th - 30th August


*GBSC = Great British Sailing Challenge