Diver going in to fix south slipway pontoon we will keep update on the our come ... See MoreSee Less
Brunel University are hosting their Annual Team Racing event 'The Brunel Badger' here at Datchet on 20th/21st January. We are trying to put a Datchet team together for this. Please drop us a message or give us a call if you are interested in joining our team.
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Very exciting for DWSC to welcome the NSSA REGATA 2018 ... See MoreSee Less
So with the the new plastic legislation come in will datchet sailing club now go plastic and polystyrene free!!? ... See MoreSee Less
Who's sailing in the Pink Elephant race (12 noon on New Year's Day)? I'm RO and want to make sure I have lots of numbers to write down!
Mervyn ... See MoreSee Less
Hi guys I’m planning on getting a boat in in the next year if I was to join the club could I store my boat there or do i need to find some where else to store it.
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Clearly conditions are too perfect to join us.. Hopefully see you all for the pink elephant. ... See MoreSee Less
super-spring needed even though we are not at equinox . . . ... See MoreSee Less
NSSA Regatta at DWSC !
Sunday July 22, 2018
Saturday July 28,2018 ... See MoreSee Less
Santa Comes early to Datchet
5 Metres !
That is 16 1/2 ft in old money !!
Water level is on the rise. We have raised around 5 metres round the perimeter and the pumps are still on . . . . . ... See MoreSee Less
Anyone fancy crewing a flying fifteen tomorrow - before the Xmas lunch? ... See MoreSee Less
Three men in a boat - Peter Gray, Simon Forbes and Rich Pepperdine lead over night at GJW Direct SailJuice #2 - Datchet Water Sailing Club sailing National18ft Class Association demo boat for their first outing gjw.sailracer.org Big winds forecasted for day 2, so start brought forward to 10
Dear Members, If you would like to sail in the Datchet Flyer Day 2, please let us know in the office so that we can get you a finish position ... See MoreSee Less
Not many Home club boats entered for the weekend
How come ??? ... See MoreSee Less
Can we help out? ... See MoreSee Less
Low water level beaches 2018 Bloody Mary Pursuit Race Queen Mary SC today announced that, as a result of the uniquely low water levels currently affecting the Thames Water reservoir, the 2018 Bloody Mary Pursuit Race, scheduled to run on 6 January as part of the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series, will not now take place. Queen Mary Reservoir is one of the Thames Water reservoirs currently experiencing unprecedentedly low water levels due to low rainfall this year and resultant lack of flow in the River Thames. Rainfall in October and November has been, respectively, 30% and 45% of monthly averages. Filling of the reservoir is controlled by the Environment Agency and water levels are not expected to increase significantly for 6-8 weeks. Commodore Richard Steele said, ‘The Bloody Mary pursuit race is Queen Mary SC’s longest-standing, largest, and most famous race, so this is a very difficult decision we have made with great reluctance. The unprecedentedly low water levels have exposed a deep and muddy “beach” between concrete bank and water, and although we successfully ran a Laser Masters event here at the end of November, conditions then were sunny and dry, winds were moderate and we were launching and recovering 60 compact lightweight boats. The Bloody Mary, with around 300 boats of mixed weights, classes and configurations being launched and recovered in one short winter’s day, would present a much greater logistical and physical problem and attendant risk to the safety of competitors, volunteers and staff. Sadly, this has to be a case of head over heart. Competing in the Bloody Mary is one of the great dinghy sailor challenges and we will all be looking forward eagerly to Saturday 12th January 2019 for the 45th iteration of this iconic race.’ The Bloody Mary Pursuit Race is the largest inland dinghy race held in the UK. Open to all dinghy classes with a PY number equal to or lower that the International Topper, it takes the form of a two and half hour race with the slowest boat starting first and the faster boats starting progressively later depending on a handicap rating set by the Race Committee. This iconic event, which is in the Yachts and Yachting hall of fame as one of the Top 5 events in the world, draws competitors from all over the UK and the Continent.