NoR & SI’s for the Club Championships & Barts Bash

posted in: Flying Fifteens Blog | 0

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for the Club Championships have been published on the club website http://www.dwsc.co.uk/racing-2/club-racing-2/club-series-docs/. Please look at the bottom of this page. The basic format of the day is planned as: –

  1. Briefing at 9.30 am.
  2. First Race starts at 10.30 am with a Triangular course with a gate part way up the beat.
  3. Race 2 will be sailed straight after using a Windward/Leeward course.
  4. We then intend to have a lunch break although this is subject to confirmation at the briefing.
  5. The Spring and Summer Sunday series prize giving will be during the lunch period.
  6. Race 3 will be a Trapezoid Course
  7. Race 4 will be sailed “back to back” with Race 3 and consist of a q course.
  8. All the races will be sailed on a single handicap, average lap time basis so you need to sail through the gate on every windward leg and you will be finished after the shorten course symbol is flown.

The first race of the day will also be the “Bart’s Bash” race. Please enter on their website to be counted towards this global event – and to channel your sponsorship (the main aim!)

Regards

Mike Clapp

Race Officer

NoR & SI’s for the Club Championships & Barts Bash

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for the Club Championships have been published on the club website http://www.dwsc.co.uk/racing-2/club-racing-2/club-series-docs/. Please look at the bottom of this page. The basic format of the day is planned as: –

  1. Briefing at 9.30 am.
  2. First Race starts at 10.30 am with a Triangular course with a gate part way up the beat.
  3. Race 2 will be sailed straight after using a Windward/Leeward course.
  4. We then intend to have a lunch break although this is subject to confirmation at the briefing.
  5. The Spring and Summer Sunday series prize giving will be during the lunch period.
  6. Race 3 will be a Trapezoid Course
  7. Race 4 will be sailed “back to back” with Race 3 and consist of a q course.
  8. All the races will be sailed on a single handicap, average lap time basis so you need to sail through the gate on every windward leg and you will be finished after the shorten course symbol is flown.

The first race of the day will also be the “Bart’s Bash” race. Please enter on their website to be counted towards this global event – and to channel your sponsorship (the main aim!)

Regards

Mike Clapp

Race Officer

Register early for the Open Meeting

posted in: Flying Fifteens Blog | 0

The registration form is uploaded on the club website (click here) for the DWSC Flying Fifteen Open Meeting on 9th/ 10th September. Registering for the event before 5th September will give you a £10 discount on the entry fee and let the club, caterer etc. know what to expect. John Hanson is also gathering interest for a Saturday night meal so please let him know how many will be coming

See you there

Mervyn

Castle Cup this Sunday (13th)

posted in: Flying Fifteens Blog | 0

The Castle Cup is awarded to the winner of the day’s racing every time Sunday falls on the 13th, with the results of the two races combined using the normal tie breaks. Mike Clapp – holder of the Castle Cup since November 2016 – obviously wants some space on his shelves as he has generously invited the rest of us to challenge for it this Sunday (the first Sunday 13th this year).

Let’s see if we can continue to build the turnout after the summer travelling (6 last week) and take up the challenge

p.s. don’t forget to flag your interest in being the next Fleet Captain

Flying Fifteen Open (8/9 Sept)

posted in: Flying Fifteens Blog | 0

We would like to get a full turnout for the flying fifteen open on the 8th and 9th September.

If you want help getting your boat set up and race ready we can help you prior to this event so you enjoy the sailing on the water. (Please let me know)

We will have a social event (group dinner) in Windsor for crew and family on the Saturday evening. We would also ask if you have room to accommodate people (on the Saturday evening ) please volunteer as it will increase the numbers and make the event more fun for us all

What are your next steps

  • Please get this in your diaries today
  • Email myself to confirm you will attend the open
  • If you want to get the boat race ready let me know and what support you need
  • If you want to use the club boat let Mike know
  • If you are willing to support the visitors and offer a bed (thank you) please confirm this asap
  • If you cannot make the event but happy for other club members to use the boat please let me know

If you have any questions please email or call me. Really looking forward to seeing you all at the open meeting.

John Hanson

07584413621

Help Datchet win the Sailjuice TopClub Prize (and £300)!!!

DWSC is currently lying 2nd overall in the GJW Sailjuice TopClub competition – and has a chance to claim the top spot with a prize of £300 provided enough Datchet boats enter the last two rounds (the Tiger Trophy on 4/5 Feb and the Oxford Blue on 18 Feb).

So far, there have been strong Datchet performances from Andrew Snell in his Supernova (currently 3rd overall), Ralph & Sophie Singleton (14th overall in RS 800), Ben Iliffe & Paddy Lewis (22nd overall in 505), and Serega Samus (50th overall in Musto Skiff), with Nick Charles contributing a 13th place at the Datchet Flyer (RS 200). Congratulations to all of them and the others that have represented DWSC so far.

With 3 club entrants in each round being needed to qualify, Andrew and Ben need more Datchet boats to join them at Rutland for the Tiger Trophy, as the Singletons and others may not be able to attend. Please give your wetsuit or drysuit a ring-out to help the club stand on the podium at the Dinghy Show. More support would also be welcome at the Oxford Blue (18 Feb) which might just help Datchet get the top spot. See the following link for the TopClub results and details on how to enter.

Ralph Singleton (RS 800 1166)

Club Race Team Support process – CRATES – and briefing this Sunday

The club is implementing a new process this year to provide more support to Race Officers. The process (Club RAce TEam Support – CRATES) is designed to share best practices identified by RO’s. It also introduces briefings before the first Sunday race of the month to help competitors ensure they understand the Sailing Instructions.

Derek Lambert (RO this week, and the first guinea pig for CRATES) will hold a briefing at 10am in the wetbar. Please attend to support Derek and hear more about the process. We are also asking competitors to respect the Race Team and provide any observations in feedback forms after a race rather than on the water.

RO’s (and Safety Coxswains) are the club’s frontline volunteers and essential to successful racing. Please think about becoming a RO, Assistant RO, or Safety Coxswain – particularly if you are an experienced racer and ‘think you can do better’!

Thank you

Mervyn

(on behalf of the Sailing Committee)

Happy New Year to the Flying Fifteen Fleet

posted in: Flying Fifteens Blog | 0

Happy New year to all the Flying Fifteen Fleet at Datchet

I hope that you all had a good break over the Christmas period, so as we go into 2017 what better way could there be to blow away the cobwebs by getting the boat out of the dinghy park and onto the water on Sunday mornings and join us for a sail at Datchet.

If you have not been out for a while and need assistance or help or if you need crew please let us know as help is available and we have recently been approached by 2 very enthusiastic and experienced sailors that are keen for an opportunity to crew at Datchet and at open events coming up in the year ahead.

We are also looking into setting up some training for any newcomers into the fleet and also for experienced hands that need a refresher session– if this is something that you would be interested in please get in touch and we will get this organised.

We are also in the process of trying to obtain the newly designed jib so that it can be trialled before any of us commit to buying one in the future, further details of this will be broadcast in due course.

For those of us that work in London we will in the coming months be announcing a social evening for a beer or two after work (don’t work in London – come along anyway), dates and venue to be confirmed but it would be lovely to see as many of us as possible.

Wishing you all a very happy, prosperous and healthy New Year and we hope to see you on the water on Sunday.

Maxine Oliver
PA / Office Manager

6 Bevis Marks, 1st Floor, London, EC3A 7BA, United Kingdom

d +44 (0)20 3522 3933 t +44 (0)20 3522 3000

m +44 (0)79 8597 0690 f Not Available

www.macegroup.com

Connect with Mace online

Website l LinkedIn l Twitter l YouTube

1 2 3 4 9