DWSC Winter Regatta 18th December 2016

Winter Regatta SI’s Published.

The SI’s for next Sunday’s Racing are now available here

In summary: –

1. There will be two average lap time handicap races sailed back to back.

2. All boats will be on the same start and sail the same course.

3. The first start is at 11am.

4. The first race uses a trapezoid course.

5. The second race is a q or P course.

6. 5,4,1, Go Start

7. Carry on going around until you are finished with the Shorten Course Symbol.

Any questions about this please contact your race officer for the day – Mike Clapp.

The schedule for the day is: –

10.00 hrs Race Briefing

10.55 hrs First Warning Signal

12ish Start of second race

Around 14.00 hrs Prize Giving for Autumn Series and 2016 Fleet Championship Series

Around 14.30 hrs Christmas Lunch

Regards

Mike

 

DWRSC Open Day

“Datchet Water Radio sailing club has organised an open day on Saturday 3 December 2016 so if you fancy it grab a transmitter and an ISAF International class boat for some “Fully Charged Racing” with these fast and furious boats.

We will be sailin a number of different classes including World Sailing Classes as the International One Meter, International Marblehead, International Ten Rater and the big one the International A Class.

Radio Sailing is addictive with  more action… more races, more starts. 

So come down on Saturday and have a go our members will have boats that you can use sail race check it out. Racing will start at 10am.”

MYA M nationals Poster
MYA M nationals Poster

Christmas Dinner 2016 Bookings

Dear Members,

 

We have our traditional Datchet Water Sailing Club Christmas Dinner coming up on Sunday 18th December after the Xmas Special Club Racing.

 

We need everyone to sign up with their orders as soon as possible so that Keith can get in the food he needs.
Please find below a GoogleDoc containing the menu choices for this years Dinner. Please fill in your details, select, your choices and hit submit.

Christmas Dinner GoogleDoc

 

Thanks,
DWSC

xmas-tree

 

 

Help needed to make Boxing Day and New Year’s Day races possible

Please let me know if you are willing to be the RO for the Boxing Day race or the Safety Coxswain for the New Year’s Day race. It’ll be hard to hold the races without these roles to complement Peter Morris who has already volunteered as Safety for Boxing Day and me as RO on New Year’s Day. Please let me know if you are able to help (I’ll happily fill in a RO duty for you later in the year)

Thanks in advance

Mervyn

Start of Winter Series this Sunday

While reviewing next year’s calendar we discovered mixed messages about this Sunday’s racing. To clarify the situation, this Sunday is the start of the Winter Series. There is a change to the SI’s covered elsewhere on the blog (Inc first signal at 10.57am) and there will be a briefing in the wet bar at 10am

Autumn Series prizegiving will take place before the Xmas Lunch on December 18th. I apologise to any of you for which this is a surprise but hopefully you will see it as an added bonus!

Happy sailing

Mervyn

Powerboat Skills Boost Sessions

Dear all PB2 and Safety Boat qualified Members,

 

We are running a skills boost session for powerboating on Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 1pm until 3:30pm ran by Tristan.
This is aimed at PB2 drivers and Safety boat drivers who would like a boost in their skills and techniques. It would be great so see some of you there. Please be aware we can only take 3 members per session.

 

To book please click on the link below.

Skills Boost Sign Up (FREE)

For more information please feel free to give us a call at the club on 01753 683 872.

Thanks,
DWSC Team

DWRSC Open Day

“Datchet Water Radio sailing club has organised an open day on Saturday 3 December 2016 so if you fancy it grab a transmitter and an ISAF International class boat for some “Fully Charged Racing” with these fast and furious boats.

We will be sailin a number of different classes including World Sailing Classes as the International One Meter, International Marblehead, International Ten Rater and the big one the International A Class.

Radio Sailing is addictive with  more action… more races, more starts. 

So come down on Saturday and have a go our members will have boats that you can use sail race check it out. Racing will start at 10am.”

MYA M nationals Poster

Sailing Committee meeting coming up

The next Sailing Committee meeting is on 23rd November. Talk to your ‘sailing community representative’ about anything you think we should be discussing. The minutes from the last meeting are on the club website (SC minutes) and there is a new page (SC homepage) explaining what the Sailing Committee does, how it does it, and how you can get involved. Please do get in touch if you are interested in learning more or finding out how you can get involved.

Mervyn Wright (mervynwright; 07768 921576)

Reminder to sign up for 11th December

Sunday morning racing will be replaced by the Datchet Flyer on 11th December, but there is an opportunity to run afternoon club racing if there is sufficient demand. If interested, please fill in the form by the sign sheets or let the office know your name, boat name and number (by 27th November). Unless there are 15 requests or more, club racing will not take place.