Triumph at NSSA Inlands @ DWSC (Go Team Datchet)

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Last weekend saw the National Schools Sailing Association (NSSA) ( Inland Championships at DWSC. Pictured above you will see some of the DWSC 20 knot Squad who entered the event. Results were outstanding for the DWSC 20 Knot Squad

Rookie Fleet
James O’donoghue 1st Overall
Kyle Bird 2nd Overall (Youngest 20 Knot Squaddie competing at only 10)
Ruari Barber-Smith 5th Overall (5th and only sailed on Sunday)

James and Kyle dominated this fleet with wins in 9 out of the 11 races

Main Topper Fleet
Daniel Chattock 6th Overall with best position 4th
Jade Goulder 11th Overall best race 6th (This was Jade’s first solo event)

Laser Radial
Sol Thornton best result was 3rd (Sol was only able to sail a few races as it is GCSE time:-()

Handicap Fleet
Will and James Taylor in their Feva were only able to sail one race

I think you will agree a great result for DWSC with some very good developing sailors that we all need to watch out for.

A special thanks goes to Sue Risbridger for all her efforts with this team and being there all weekend with coaching and encouragement.

Results Issues Now Fixed

Just to let you know the issues we have been experiencing delaying the posting of the results to the web should now be resolved and results going forward will automatically be posted once the results are entered. Please remember to refresh your browser if you think you are looking at older results.

News update from Sailing Committee

As you know we ran a slightly different format for the Winter Series to trial some suggestions made by you the membership. As you are aware we are back to the standard model of courses, starts and start timing for the time being.
The trial was a great success and thank you from the SC for the feedback, this has been very helpful. I would like to share with you the high level results of the trial so that you can understand some improvements that will be rolled out as a direct result of the trail and your feedback.

1) starting with the summer series we will be introducing the varied courses that we trialed during the winter series. We need to formalize some instructions for Race Officers to assist in the understanding around the conditions relating to when to use which course.
2) The later start time of 11:00am appears to have some support however this will probably be used only for the Winter series as we go forward.
3) The 2 start format is something that we will again look at for the winter series however one fleet is unhappy about the 2 starts and we will work with that fleet to satisfactory resolve this.

Other things you need to look out for from the Sailing Committee in this our 40th year is MORE SAILING. We intend to restart the great work John Bashford did and get some sailing/coaching/encouragement sessions on Saturday afternoons open to all club members. We want to promote a fun environment where we can sail and learn from our peers within our own and different fleets. We are also looking for Race Officers who will run racing on Sunday afternoon as well as Sunday morning. This will be a separate series from Sunday Morning and I encourage you all to support it going forward. More news on these activities in the next few weeks.

First Weekend of the Winter Warm Up

A very exciting weekend was had by most with at least one gust of 42 mph. Even with the wind strength 2 races were completed and the results can be found on the results section of this website. Great to see so many people socializing in the clubhouse after the race.
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Looking forward to seeing you out next Sunday for the 2nd in the Winter Warm Up Series.

DWSC results at Grafham – Sailjuice Series

Saturday 2nd Jan 2016 was the 5th in the Sailjuice series Oxford Blue at Oxford SC

More good results:

1st           Musto Skiff         Ben Schooling

10th         RS800                Ralph and Sophie Singleton

20th         MS                     Sergei Samus

21st          MS                     Paul Molesworth

35th          Streaker             Tom Gillard

50th          RS800                Daniel Goodman and Debbie Robertshaw

101st         505                    Paddy Lewis and Tom Holland (one race)

121 sailed

This means that DWSC Sailors won at both Grafham and Oxford, two on the trot:-)

The next event of the 9th event is the Bloody Mary on Saturday

Good luck for those who are taking part.

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