Datchet Water Sailing Club is a members club. The club officers are the Commodore, a Vice Commodore, two Rear Commodores and a Treasurer. The Council consists of the Officers and not more than nine members elected at the Annual General Meeting. The club employs 4 permanent members of staff. The Club Secretary and 2 members of Council form the day-to-day management team. The Sailing Committee, led by the Vice Commodore, is a key conduit between the club membership and the administration.
Running the day-to-day administration and finance of the club is Gabrielle Boase, who is the General Manager and can be found at the club from Wednesday to Sunday.
Also available to assist club members with all things sailing are Stuart our Supervising Senior Instructor and Tristan Beckett.
The club also employees a wide range of watersports instructors on a freelance basis who are responsible for delivering RYA courses to club members. If anyone has any questions, they are more than welcome to either contact the office on 01753 683872 or email email@example.com
The personal profiles below provide all the details you need to know about the key personnel that can be found in the club. Please click on the photo.
Sails - K1
No. - 07901 852732
Favourite Sailing Memory- First demo sail of the RS600
I have been racing sailing dinghies since the mid 70's, and now race a K1 as much as I can. I have a son who has been through the Topper and Laser circuits and is now working here at DWSC. I have been involved with safety around dinghy racing from the mid 80's and was heavily involved with the safety around the Topper and Laser circuit. I decided to join the DWSC council to help drive improvements to the club.
During the 3 year I have as Commodore I want to drive membership within DWSC.
Sails: Flying Fifteen
I am developing a carbon capture and storage project for National Grid. My wife thinks Britannia is small and my kids like the Caribbean - I like a force 5-6!
Civil Engineer with more than 20 years experience of running water companies around the world, currently CEO of UKDN Waterflow and keen weekend sailor.
Sails - Laser
Sails - F16 Catamaran
Favourite Sailing Memory- RTI in a gale on a Hobie 20
A little about me - I am part of the management team, assisting Gabrielle.
Learned to sail at Queen Mother Reservoir in 2008 initially in Lasers, Cats and Asymmetrics. I joined Council in 2014 with a passion to develop our club, and I am currently responsible for internal communications
Sails - Flying Fifteen
No. 01494 521856
Management Committee member
I am a qualified Chartered Management Accountant, with a Business Degree from Limerick University. I sit on the Board of Directors for the London Branch of Club Managers of Europe.
Responsabilities - Looking after clubs finances
Favourite Sailing Memory- Coming 8th in the Fireball French Nationals - a while ago!
I joined DWSC around 1982 as a junior member sailing a Mirror Dinghy. Over the years I have competitively sailed a 420, Laser, Fireball, Osprey, Int 14, Flying Fifteen, Laser 5000 and a brief spell in a 470 training with the Olympic Squad. With two young children and my interest in golf, sailing has taken a bit of a back seat recently. During my time at Datchet I spent 15 years on Council for the majority of which I was the Honorary Treasurer.
I now work for Rouse Partners and spend one day a week at DWSC doing all the accounts work.
I am currently at DWSC managing all external open and training events. I also am helping to drive and lift membership. I currently sail an RS600 at Datchet. I previously have raced Toppers and Lasers round the UK taking part in National Championships. I am a qualified Senior Dinghy Instructor and Stand Up Paddleboard Senior Instructor.
Senior Instructor & Training Co-Coordinator