Sunday Afternoon Results

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The results from this afternoon’s races have now been published to

http://www.dwsc.co.uk/results/SundayAfternoonSeries2016.htm

The wind seemed to be more consistent than in the morning. It’s a shame a few more boats didn’t turn out. What happened to all those who requested this in last year’s club survey?

Thanks go to Martin Wilson and his team for their long day on the committee boat.

Easter training is available now

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The 2016 sailing season will be soon under way. The team at DWSC would like to make you aware of or courses coming up in 2016.

We firstly have our 2 Easter Camps and our Whitson Camp running before the summer. Easter Camp 1 runs from 21st March/25th March and Easter Week 2 runs from 28th March/1st April. If you are a Member with us your membership does not expire until 1st April so your Members price is still valid. We also have our Whitson Half Term Camp running from 30th May/ 3rd June.

For More information and to book on, please visit http://www.dwsc.co.uk/training-new/

We also have our Summer Week Long Camps running for 7 weeks. The first camp starts on Monday 11th July. It is a great way to get out on the water with your peers and progress towards further stages.

For More information and to book on, please visit http://www.dwsc.co.uk/training-new/

If our week long courses do not suit you, we are running Saturday Clubs during Spring, Summer and Autumn. These sessions are split into AM and PM. They will be running in blocks of 6 Saturdays. For dates of the Saturday Club Courses and more information please visit our website. http://www.dwsc.co.uk/training-new/

It is also Datchet Water Sailing Club’s 40th Anniversary, so there will be lots of activities to take part in all the way through the year. Please see our website News blog or Facebook page for the latest on what is happening at your club.

For any further information about booking on our courses for this year please give us a call at the club on 01753 689 652 or email us at training@dwsc.co.uk and we would be more than happy to help.

See you on the water.

Neil Hume and Tristan Beckett

Reminder – New Sailing Instructions from Tomorrow

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The Club Winter Series starts on Sunday 3rd January with a new set of Sailing instructions: –

http://www.dwsc.co.uk/2015/ClubWinterSeriesSIs.pdf.

In summary the changes are: –

1. The two initial starts will be at 3 minute intervals with the first start at 11 am.

2. The number of starts is reduced to two.

a. Start A will combine the existing start 1 and 2 and will use the Naval Numeral 3 flag

b. Start B will combine the Asymmetric and Catamaran starts and use the Naval Numeral 4 flag

3. Race Officers will have a choice of 3 courses to decide between.

a. The existing triangle/sausage course. If there is nothing indicated on the White boards (in the club house and/or on the committee boat), or with a flag, this will be the course we will use.

b. “Course A” which is a trapezoidal course with a gate part way up the beat. This will be indicated by Flag A flying on the committee boat and a diagram on the white boards. Start B will just sail the windward/leeward part of the course but respect the gate.

c. “Course C” which is a 4 or P course with a gate part way up the beat. This will be indicated by Flag C flying on the committee boat and a diagram on the white boards. Start B will just sail the windward/leeward part of the course but respect the gate.

4. The normal number of laps will apply for the “standard” course. For Course A and C you will pass through the gate on each windward leg and be finished once the shorten course symbol is flown. Each race is intended to last between 45 minutes and an hour.

5. It is the intention that Course A and C will be used alternate weekends unless the wind direction means there is no room to place the leeward mark. In this case the standard triangle/sausage course will be used.

Please let your Fleet Captain know if you have any questions.

Winter Regatta/Christmas Special

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The Winter Regatta is this Sunday before the Club Christmas Lunch. Sailing Instructions for this are here: –

http://www.dwsc.co.uk/2015/WinterRegattaSIs2015.pdf

There are two Wednesday evening style handicap races back to back with the first start at 10.30 am (standard 5,4,1,Go sequence). Each will have a single start using an average lap-time handicap system. This means that everyone needs to go through the Start/Gate/Finish line on each lap and will be finished the first time they cross the line after the shorten course symbol is hoisted. The first race will use a trapezoid course while for the second this will be swapped to a “P” course.

If anyone has any questions I will arrange a briefing for 9.30 am in the Wet Bar.

The forecast currently looks like we should have plenty of wind.

Mike Clapp – Race Officer

Whats on at the Club this Weekend?

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Dear Members,

Here is a summary of what we have on at the club this weekend.

· Continuing Sunday Racing for the final races of the Autumn Series

· We welcome the Topper 4.2 squad for a weekends training.

Fantastic news. We have nearly got a full reservoir ready for the busy Winter Season.

REMINDERS

· Registration for the Datchet Flyer which is being held on the 12th/13th December is open so get your entries in now. Click on the link below to register.

Datchet Flyer Registration

· Our Christmas Lunch is coming up. Don’t forget to sign up before the 13th December. Click on the link below to sign up

Datchet Christmas Lunch

For the latest wind forecast, please use the link below

http://www.xcweather.co.uk/forecast/Datchet_Water_Sailing_Club

For members on Sunday, your Race Officer will be Hamish Stewart assisted by Nigel Leeming on safety.

Hope to see you on the water,

DWSC Team

End of Autumn Series – 6th December

Just to avoid any confusion caused by previous posts, this is to confirm that the last Sunday of the Club Autumn Series is this coming Sunday – 6th December. This will be sailed under the current standard club Sailing Instructions (i.e. 1025 start, 4 start groups and Sausage/Triangle or Windward/Leeward courses).

The following Sundays are then:

13th – Sunday of Datchet Flyer – club members are invited to take part in the Pursuit Race with the first start at 11.00 am on Sunday morning for free. To enter the whole event please go to http://events.sailracer.org/eventsites/content.asp?id=43970&eventid=203845

20th – Winter Regatta – two single start handicap races starting at 10.30 am – followed by Christmas Lunch and Autumn Series Prize-giving. Provisional Sailing Instructions are here http://www.dwsc.co.uk/2015/WinterRegattaSIs2015.pdf.

27th – Club Closed – why not come to the Bottle Race on the 26th instead?

3rd January – Start of Club Winter Series (11 am start, 2 start groups and a selection of courses).

Club Winter Series Sailing Instructions

A provisional set of Sailing Instructions for the Club Winter Series has just been published to http://www.dwsc.co.uk/ClubWinterSeriesSIs.pdf. Due to the way the dates fall in December this year the series will just be for the five Sundays in January with two races back to back each day.

In summary the changes are: –

1. The two initial starts will be at 3 minute intervals with the first start at 11 am.

2. The number of starts is reduced to two.

a. Start A will combine the existing start 1 and 2 and will use the Naval Numeral 3 flag

b. Start B will combine the Asymmetric and Catamaran starts and use the Naval Numeral 4 flag

3. Race Officers will have a choice of 3 courses to decide between.

a. The existing triangle/sausage course. If there is nothing indicated on the White boards (in the club house and/or on the committee boat), or with a flag, this will be the course we will use.

b. “Course A” which is a trapezoidal course with a gate part way up the beat. This will be indicated by Flag A flying on the committee boat and a diagram on the white boards. Start B will just sail the windward/leeward part of the course but respect the gate.

c. “Course C” which is a 4 or P course with a gate part way up the beat. This will be indicated by Flag C flying on the committee boat and a diagram on the white boards. Start B will just sail the windward/leeward part of the course but respect the gate.

4. The normal number of laps will apply for the “standard” course. For Course A and C you will pass through the gate on each windward leg and be finished once the shorten course symbol is flown. Each race is intended to last between 45 minutes and an hour.

5. It is the intention that Course A and C will be used alternate weekends unless the wind direction means there is no room to place the leeward mark. In this case the standard triangle/sausage course will be used.

Please let your Fleet Captain know if you have any questions.

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