Got unsolved bar room sailing rules discussions?

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Free Racing Rules presentation this Saturday 18th April 10.00 – 16.00 at the club.

Chris Watts, the RYA Race Officials, Education Officer, will give a presentation on the rules.

There will be some worked through examples and discussion of some case histories. Chris is an International Jurist and officiated at many World and European championships.

Whatever your racing experience, if you are interested in finding out more about the rules you are welcome at Datchet.

We have results!

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We have results! The Winter Series finished this weekend with the largest turnout of Flying Fifteens for some time – 17 boats participated, sometimes with different helms resulting in a total of 23 entries. The full results are on the club website but the top three are as follows:

1st place
Charles Apthorp & various
2nd place
Hakuna Kutoa Katika
John Hanson & Helen Selden
3rd place
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Mervyn Wright & George Caspall

I know all this because Roger has worked his magic and calculated the personal improvement rating to determine that the winner of the Ridgeway Consulting Trophy this series

Ian Linder & James Linder

So congratulations to Charles and every one of his many crews and to Ian and James – and thanks to Roger for his continued good work on the results

Attached is an update to the Results Sheet

Happy reading


Jenny Smallwood’s 420 success at RYA Youth Nationals

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Jenny Smallwood and Danielle Thomas at the RYA Youth Nationals – photo © Paul Wyeth / RYA

Congratulations to Jenny Smallwood (Datchet Water SC) and Danielle Thomas (Royal Lymington YC) who won the final race at the RYA Youth National Championships last week to become 420 Girls Youth National Champions.

Full report available here:

Flying Fifteen Mercedes Trophy 2015 Report

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FF Mercedes Trophy Pic (2)

Grey skies and a lively breeze greeted 15 FF crews at Datchet on Saturday morning. Race officer, Philip Tinsley (Datchet’s Commodore) indicated the Sunday forecast was uninviting, and proposed 4 races on Saturday – “just in case”. He set a windward/leeward course, to ensure the shifty gusts did not ruin the reaches to a gybe mark.

The first race was very keenly contested, setting the tone for the rest of the day. Last year’s winners, Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado from HISC, winning from Chew’s Ian Cadwallader and Parkstone’s Dave Tabb.

The second race saw some fantastic comebacks, with Dave Tabb and Chewey Sherrell, storming back from 7th after the first lap, to win handsomely from Lovering/Alvarado to were also buried in the pack.

The race officer shortened the last two races to 2 laps, as the wind strength peaked at 29 knots. The third race saw Alan Bax and Mark Darling return to form, chasing home the in form Lovering/ Alvarado, with Crispin Read Wilson and Steve Brown third.

The last race saw Simon Kneller and Dave Lucas win, from Tabb/ Sherrell and inevitably Lovering/ Alvarado.

Sunday dawned wet, but not too blustery, but the forecast was dire – 35 knots gusting 55, and after a general conflab, there were no objections to cancelling further racing. For those de-rigging to go home, or on to Bewl, the wind rose and rose, ensuring the reservoir was closed by 10.30.

Overall, Lovering/ Alvarado won by 2 points from the consistent Tabb/Sherrell and Kneller/ Lucas. Top Datchet boat was father and son Ian and James (Ballotelli!) Linder.

Thanks to all the visitors for making the journey, even with the forecast, and to the race team for managing to complete 4 races in pretty challenging circumstances.

Phil Tinsley

Easter opening times

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Good Friday : The Club will be closed

Easter Saturday: The Club will be open

Easter Sunday: The Club will be open

Easter Monday: The Club will be Open

We look forward to seeing you at the Club.

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