What’s on at the Club this Weekend?

Dear Members,

The wind is looking great here at the club this weekend. It would be great to see all of you on the water.

This Sunday’s Racing we have Mark Cooper as your Race Officer

29er Training

We have some 29ers training at Datchet this weekend. They are the up and coming generation so make sure you say HI round site.

Duty Roster

There is still time to allocate yourselves your duties for the year. Simply log in to your DutyMan account and Volunteer yourself for a duty. We recommend if you are a Race Team member wanting to do events to do both days for event consistency.

New  RYA Multi-Hull Instructors

Congratulations to DWSC Instructors Tristan Beckett, Stuart Philbey, Tom Hayes, William Butler and Tom McGivney for passing the RYA Multi-Hull Instructors endorsement last week.

RYA Dinghy Show

Only one week until the RYA Dinghy Show at Ally Pally. If you would like to volunteer to help on the Datchet Stand at some point during the weekend please click on the following link

Dinghy Show Volunteer

To see the weather forecasts for this weekend, please click on the following link

Weather Forecasts

We hope to see you on the water,


Volunteer to represent Datchet at the RYA Dinghy Show

Dear Members,
We are looking for members to help run the stand this year at the RYA Dinghy Show on 4-5 March.


If you are planning to go to the show and have a couple of hours free, we would love you to represent your club and help us grow as a community.

Please click on the link below to fill out the form and someone from the team will be in contact to let you know on more information.

Volunteers Form

Many Thanks


Duty Roster Reminder

Dear Members,
Please remember that you have till March 1st to allocate yourselves duties for the up and coming year. After March 1st then we will be manually allocating you duties for the year.
Please let us know if you have any issues with Dutyman.


Many Thanks,

New Format Fleet Championships – 12th March and 18th June

For 2017 the Sailing Committee has decided to try a new format for the Club Fleet Championships.  For all the fleets other than the Cats the Championship will be sailed over two Sundays which fit in the club calendar between the Club Sunday Series.  The dates are Sunday 12th March and Sunday 18th June.  During the first event we will have the prize-giving for the Winter Series and during the second the prizes for the Spring Series will be presented.

On both Sundays there are four races scheduled in the standard Sunday morning format (the race officer has a choice of five different courses).  There will probably be two races back to back in the morning then two further races in the afternoon, but the Race Officer may decide to make more of them back to back if the conditions warrant it.  There is quite a generous discard rate (4 out of 8 to count) so people who can’t make both Sunday’s or the afternoons stand some chance of winning.

There will be a briefing at 9.45 on both mornings.

The Notice of Race for this event has been published here.

Duty Roster 2017-2018

Dear Members,


We are delighted to tell you that you can now access the Datchet Water Sailing Club Dutyman Roster for 2017-2018. This year you can now select the dates you wish to your duties. If you would like to roster yourself with sailing partners/fleets, then best hurry as it will be on a first come first serve basis.


This has been requested by many members so that you can avoid the need to duty swap, and you can also see the events that we have on, should you wish to assist with one of them.


If your duty choice is Race Team for an event, we would request that you consider doing both days. The race officers find this to be most helpful.


So hurry, get in there and make your choices, and fingers crossed that it all goes well.


Duty spaces are available from 01 April onwards. We will allocate members duties after 01 March, so please spend a couple of minutes picking the duties that work with your calendar.


If you have any questions or problems with allocating yourselves onto duties, please give us a ring at the club. Or email sailing@dwsc.co.uk with the subject ‘Roster’.


To allocate your duty please login to your Dutyman account and click volunteer for a duty.