What’s on at the Club this Weekend

Dear Members,

We have a great couple of days lined up for you here at the club this weekend. Here is what we have going on:

  • Oasis/ decorations bought for decorating the club room on Saturday afternoon between 1pm and 4pm. We need you! Bring greenery, mistletoe, mince pies and artistic flare and the whole family.
  • We have the Winter Regatta on Sunday. This will be run by Roger Gates. On Safety will be Andy Robinson. The racing will be 2x Wednesday evening style races. Please click on the following link to view the SI’s 
  • Following the Winter Regatta is the Christmas Lunch. Make sure that you bring your festive jumpers!
  • We welcome the Topper Class Association for a weekends training, along with the DWSC Laser 4.7 and Optimist Training

The wind is looking good for the weekend. And the water level has been rising all week.

Hope to see you on the water,


Winter Regatta (Sunday 17th December)

Dear Members,


Just to remind you all that this Sunday is our Winter Regatta. The 2 races will be set like a Wednesday evening layout, so different to a standard Sunday morning. Please see a link to the Sailing Instructions below.

Sailing Instructions (Winter Regatta 2017)

After racing will be the Club Christmas Lunch. If you have not already, please put your name and order down on the following document (link below) ASAP.

Christmas Lunch 2017 Booking Form


See you all at the weekend.


FF AGM, new Fleet Captains & Fleet Champs

The DWSC Flying Fifteen fleet AGM was held after sailing on Sunday 3rd December with 11 members in attendance.  The main item on the agenda was the election of the new Fleet Captains. Mike Clapp is now Fleet Captain and Alastair Stevenson is Fleet Vice Captain. Some very positive discussions were held about the development of the fleet – more to follow …

We also awarded the Fleet Championship prizes from the event held over a couple of weekends in March and June and the Crew of the Year award which went to Alex Abbey-Taylor.

Fleet Captain Mike Clapp and Vice Captain Alastair Stevenson (left and right flanks) with 2017 Fleet Champions Isabel & Tom Hall, runners up Richard Jones & Howard Shawyer, and 3rd place Mervyn Wright (George Caspall ill in bed!).  Chloe Hall joined the celebration – practising for when we see her name on the trophy with Isabel?


Club Awards 2017

Dear Members,

We are Delighted to tell you that at the Club Awards 2017, Datchet Water Sailing Club beat off eight other finalists  to win the award for Green Club of the year . It was a nerve racking experience sitting amongst 600 guests waiting to hear but really great to hear the club announced as the winner and to receive the award.


FF club boat upgraded!!!

A motley crew of Flying Fifteen sailors spent the weekend smoothing out the wrinkles on The Gerry Sheard – one of the club loan boats – so it should be easier to step into and sail now

Sunday’s motley crew

Howard, Mervyn, John & Mike x 2 decided to set sail in the boat-park as the Oppie’s were using the water.  Alastair, Roger and a couple of younger hands washed the boat and checked the mast setting in the rain on Saturday

Thanks to all involved – including Phil for providing parts

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