Club Racing Prize Givings This Week

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Dear Members,

The prize giving for both the Summer Solstice Series and the Sunday Morning Spring Series will be held this Wednesday, you can see who’s won the spring series at:

http://www.dwsc.co.uk/results/CurrentSeries.htm and last week’s Solstice Series at http://www.dwsc.co.uk/results/2011solstice.htm

The prize giving will also be for the Wednesday Evening Rising Sun series. The results of this are available at http://www.dwsc.co.uk/results/WednesdaySeries.htm.

The timing of this prize-giving will depend on the finish time of the Wednesday evening race – expect them at around 9 pm.

The Flying Fifteen’s prizes for the spring series will be presented at the Richard Hughes Regatta on the 9th July rather than next week.

See you there

Datchet Water Sailing Club

Sailing

01753 683 872

07723 499 408

RS 100 Demo day

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Paul Childs has kindly agreed to bring a RS 100 to the club on Saturday 23 July for members to have a test sail, depending on the weather etc.If any club member wishes to book a spot can they in the first instance contact Adrian Burroughs or Mike Beckett to register their interest.

Well Done to All Youth Regatta Competitors

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Well done to all those who competed in last weekends Youth Regatta. All those who competed showed some excellent sailing and it was great to see some super competitive starts. 3rd Place was Dan Jones and William Martin in the Feva with James Taylor in 2nd and Huw Whitworth in 1st, both in Toppers. We look forward to seeing all these young sailors do well in club racing and represent their club at the NSSA Championships

Joe Snowdon

Training Manager

Datchet Water Sailing Club

t. 01753 683872

m. 07742100026

e. training@dwsc.co.uk

w. www.dwsc.co.uk

PURPLE PURSUIT WEEKEND 4 & 5 June 2011

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Sunshine, and pretty gusty winds greeted competitors at the club for the first Purple Marine sponsored Purple Pursuit weekend. A 120 minute race on Saturday afternoon was followed by a BBQ, RaftBuilding, and great music in the bar, from Live Band “Something About Whisky”, with free drinks for the purplest outfit of the evening. 10% of all monies raised went to Sail 4 Cancer.

62 Entrants, and a wide variety of boats took to the water for the 2.00 pm start, on Saturday with some exciting sailing and plenty of capsizing in very brisk winds. First over the line were Tom Gillard and Sam Breary from Sheffield Viking/Fisher Green in Fireball15041, with 2 of Datchet’s formidable flying fifteen fleet behind, Andy Clark/Mark Edwards in 2nd and John Bashford/Paul Whitworth 3rd.

After an evening of conviviality in the bar, and ignoring any sore heads, race 2 on Sunday saw Datchet’s own Stuart Jones (Contender) romp home to 1st place, from John Browett’s Contender.  Race 3 turned into a fierce battle between Stuart Jones and  Tom Gillard/Sam Breary, with Stuart’s Contender taking first place from the Fireball by half a boat length.  Overall Results:  1st  Stuart Jones (Contender), 2nd: Tom Gillard/Sam Breary (Fireball) and 3rd Andy Clark/Mark Edwards (Flying Fifteen).

Prizes were provided by Purple Marine.

All in all a great weekend – lots of sun and breeze, some great visitors, the real showers held off until after close of play in Sunday and we look forward to a repeat of this weekend next year.

PURPLE PURSUIT WEEKEND COMING UP

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We hope to see all club members and travellers at the Purple Pursuit Weekend on the 4th and 5th June 2011. The will be 3 pursuit races throughout the weekend with a Purple Social on the Saturday night with a BBQ and live band. To book in for the event go to the Purple Weekend page under 2011 Open Meetings. See you all there

SATURDAY RACING – 21 MAY – WELL DONE TO ALL

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Saturday, Sunshine, great breeze – all those who joined in had three good races – nice to see 6 Lasers out there, with brisk and good natured competition. Well done and thanks to all for a great couple of hours.

Come up and join in whenever you can – One start at 2.00 pm, short sharp races, great for nervous novices and excellent experts alike.

Wednesday Evening Series Starts Tomorrow

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The official Wednesday Evening Race Series starts tomorrow evening. From now until the 24th August we have a regular start time of 7.30 pm. There are three series – a rising sun series until 22nd June; a setting sun series from the Wednesday afterwards until 24th August and an overall series for the whole summer. This year we are also repeating the Solstice Series over four of the longest evenings in late June. Full details are at http://www.dwsc.co.uk/wednesday_evening.html.

If you are looking for a crew for any Wednesday night or are interested in crewing please e-mail crewhelm or post a message on the Forum. I currently know of a few crews who are keen to sail on Wednesday evening but no crewless helms have contacted me yet.

Mike Clapp

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