10th May 2020 – A message from the Club Commodore:
I am very proud of you our club members particularly our safety coxswains, our staff and my fellow committee members in how we have faced the many challenges of this Pandemic lockdown. It is wonderful to know that we have exceeded 500 sailing and windsurfing sessions since reopening the club. Although we still have some way to go until things return to “normal”, I’m confident that we will be able to overcome any further challenges.
It gives me great pleasure, and excitement, to tell you that we are looking at a return to racing for both Sundays and Wednesday evenings. There will be a course laid with fixed marks, a race officer and information about the course will be on the official sailors notice board at the club.
We have amended the protocols so please take some time to read these and in particular see the revised, extended, opening times and sailing hours.
Your feedback has been wonderful and we have used this in combination with the feedback from the safety coxswains and the staff to amend the protocols.
The new protocols can be viewed here.
However, if you have not sailed for a while please can I urge you to be considerate and conservative in your sailing. Please follow current government guidelines of maintaining social distancing of 2m when possible or 1m with mitigation.
Our priority remains the safety and health of members and staff and we appreciate your support during this time. Any member displaying or suffering from symptoms of Covid 19 should follow the government guidelines and self isolate and stay at home.
Thank you all for your continued support. Enjoy your sailing and we look forward to hearing from you.
Welcome to Datchet Water Sailing Club
Whatever your sailing style you’ll find a warm welcome and great sailing area at Datchet Water Sailing Club.
Our home, on the Queen Mother Reservoir has one of the longest runs across the water of any inland sailing area, and is easy to reach, almost on the junction of the M25 and M4.
We are a friendly crowd and anyone who wants to sail from beginners to experts is welcome. Our members sail and race regularly with club support, training and
development to build confidence and skills.
As well as great sailing, there are lots of additional social events, open meetings and training opportunities, for all ages.