Public spirited warm-up routine

John and Helen were spotted hard at work early on Saturday and Sunday cleaning the pontoon before the K1/ FF/ Wayfarer competitions – so that we could launch quicker

This is obviously worthwhile exercise as they went on to win the FF open meeting very convincingly.  Perhaps we should all give it a try – I certainly appreciated sailing in a clean boat!

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

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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

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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)

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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)

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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

Flying Fifteen

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Flying Fifteen – Fleet Championships rescheduled to 23rd April 2017

For your information please note and put in your diaries that the first round of the fleet championships (originally scheduled for 12th March – when there was no wind) has been rescheduled for 23rd April. Please find the NoR and SI’s here http://www.dwsc.co.uk/racing-2/club-racing-2/club-series-docs/.

There will be 4 races counting to the Fleet Championships, 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon, with the first 2 races also counting to the Spring Series

Hope to see as many of you as possible on the 23rd April

Regards

Maxine Oliver

Datchet Flying Fifteen Fleet Vice Captain

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Flying Fifteen Sails for Sale

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Flying Fifteens

Firstly the weather forecast looks like a champagne sailing day at Datchet, with a good breeze picking up and warm sunshine, so hopefully we will see a good turn out this Sunday.

I have been contacted by Simon Kneller FF4024 who has the following sail that he is selling.

· 2016 Full set of P&Bs for sale, good condition £595

· 2016 P&B Genoa (as new) only used at the Nationals £195

· Epsilon mast, 4 seasons old- fully rigged and ready to use £395

All available at Grafham Water SC.

Please contact Simon on the emails below – if you would like his mobile please contact me (Maxine) directly.

simonkneller006 <mailto:simonkneller006>

Maxine Oliver

Datchet Flying Fifteen Fleet Vice Captain

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Flying Fifteen – Mike Clapp Takes Victory in Race 2 Sunday 5th February

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Sunday 5th February saw 5 Flying Fifteens on the start line (Nick, Mike, Charles, Roger, and Gavin) which meant we had our own start. Mike Clapp was so keen to get out there he launched with his rudder cover on! I am sure we would have told him but luckily he realised before he left the pontoon.

Sergio (the potential new FF from Queen Mary) came and joined us for coffee and also to crew for Charles Apthorp who very kindly agreed to show Sergio the ropes.

A very large course was set in shifty conditions typical of Datchet with Charles taking the first race with Mike Clapp a very close second. The new loos gauge that Mike had invested in must have worked as the second race was a battle all the way round with Mike and Charles changing places throughout the 2 laps. Mike in the end retained his lead beating Charles over the line in a very well sailed and deserving win of the second race.

Nick and I came 3rd in both races, we have put in a request to borrow the loos gauge next week and hope it works as well for us!

We hope to see more of you out next week sailing and joining us afterwards in the clubhouse to watch the rugby (France V Scotland) from 3pm

So you don’t forget, it is only 4 weeks to the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show on the 4th and 5th March at Alexander Palace – please put it in your diaries and come along.

http://www.rya.org.uk/programmes/dinghy-show/Pages/hub.aspx

If you need crew or perhaps you are available to crew please let Maxine know maxineannoliver

Maxine Oliver

Datchet Flying Fifteen Fleet Vice Captain

M: 07985 970 690

E: maxineannoliver@outlook.com

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