End of series Regatta

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This weekend is the end of Winter Series Regatta. It will start at the normal Sunday racing time but will be 2 x Wednesday evening style single start handicap races. After racing will be the Winter Series prize giving which will run alongside the Flying Fifteen Mercedes Trophy prize giving.

We look forward to seeing you at the club

Datchet Water Sailing Club

2015 FAST CAT Photos

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Please follow the link for your Race Officers 2015 FAST CAT Photos

We hope you all enjoyed your weekend with us and look forward to seeing you back at the club.

You are invited to view barry peters’s photo album: Datchet Fast Cat Event March 2015

Datchet Fast Cat Event March 2015

Datchet Water Sailing club –

21 Mar 2015
by barry peters

Photos from the fast cat event March 2015. I can’t claim all of them as mine as Tristan (safety) stole my camera and took some as well. So if you like them they are mine and if you don’t there his!!!! Only joking – I think his are actually slightly better than mine (I wont lend the camera next time!). Feel free to use the photos for any personal, sponsorship or class association use any other commercial use we can discuss!

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29th of March 2015 Race Officer Training Postponed

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Dear Members,

Due to the 29th of March 2015 after racing not being very popular for the free race officer training, we have decided to postpone until a later date. The club will be in touch with the revised date soon.

Sorry for any inconvenience the change of date may cause and we look forward to seeing you at the club soon.

Kind Regards

Datchet Water Sailing Club

Fame at last, for Jon Senior

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Jon Senior Y+Y Yachts and Yachting this month (April edition) features an article lauding Jon Senior’s contribution to the club over the past decade as he is awarded Sailor of the Month. Congratulations, Jon. Will we see you on the race track for the final 2 Sundays of the Winter Series?

Fast Cat Boat Drop Off

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If you will like to drop your boat off for the Fast Cat tonight, the club will shut a 17.30pm but your Race Officer will be on hand to let you in and out of the grounds until 21:00pm. If you wish to do this can you kindly ring Barry Peters 15 minutes before your arrival on 07973321377. There will be no admission after 21:00pm

Thank You

Datchet Water Sailing Club

Free Training Course

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Datchet Water Sailing ClubOn Sunday 29th March after club sailing Neil Hume and Helen Beecham will be running a session of Race Officer training. Any club member is welcome. The training will be Datchet specific and is intended as a refresher for Club Race Officers or an introduction for anyone thinking that they may be ready to take on the role. It should last an hour to an hour and a half and begin about 2pm depending on the time racing ends for the day.

Please inform the club office or Helen Beecham helenbeecham@gmail.com if you would like to join the training.

Spring Beach Party – This Saturday afternoon

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A BIG thank-you to everyone that attended last Sunday’s event – half the beach was left looking fantastic having been weeded and cleared of all the debris that had blown off the water over the winter months.

And for those that weren’t able to make it last weekend, the good news is that Sue has organised another one for this Saturday between 2 and 4 pm.  So if you are free for an hour or so, please do come along, armed with brooms / spades / shovels if you have them.

Your reward? – In addition to helping to improve the club environment for all the members, the tea and biscuits will be on Gabrielle!

RYA Dinghy Show – Report by Mike Beckett

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DWSC stand 2015

Over the weekend of the 28th Feb and 1st March DWSC had a stand at the RYA/Suzuki Dinghy Exhibition at Alexandra Palace. The show was well attended both on Saturday and Sunday and saw a steady flow of visitors to the DWSC Stand including existing, old and potential new members.

Other visitors to the stand included classes and associations who are interested in host their national and inland events at DWSC in the future.

With all the manufacturers promoting their new boats it was interesting to talk to potential new members about what boats we sail at DWSC and although everyone is interested in the latest and greatest new products it feels that sailors are starting to question the idea of getting a new wiz bang boat and be the only one at a club verse buying a boat that we already have a fleet or are building a fleet of.

The new solar panels that started generating electricity for us on the first of January was an interesting talking point with other clubs who are wanting to become greener in their operation, and yet again it would appear that DWSC is leading the way for Sailing Clubs to be more eco-friendly.

Although a number of significant sailing clubs do not attend this show the DWSC Council still believe that this is worth the cost and effort to have a presence at the main UK Dinghy Exhibition – once again, we even signed up a new member on the day! It does take some effort to attend this exhibition and I would like to thank the team who manned the show for the entire weekend and then also the various club members who gave us some of their valuable time at the show to man the stand and help out.

Mike Beckett

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