DWSC 15 Second Update (02-03-2018)

Great wind forecast for Sunday morning and the weather is due to get better for this weekend! For Sunday morning racing we have Hunter Warden and Mike Clapp as Race Officers and Tom Hayes on Safety.

RYA DINGHY SHOW UPDATE: The RYA have announced that bearing in mind the latest weather conditions and forecast, the Dinghy Show will still be going ahead. They ask however if you feel it is unsafe to make the journey, don’t. Team Datchet will still be there so if you are coming, make sure you come and say hello!

Whats coming up

  • First Aid Refreshers- We have our First Aid course dates available to book through our website, if you are a Safety boat driver, race officer, regular volunteer or you are looking to get your First Aid Certificate, check out our dates using the following link. First Aid Courses 
  • Please get in contact with your fleet captains regarding this years Push the Boat Out.
  • 10/11th March- Contender Open. Spread the word! It would be great to see as many boats on the start line as possible!

Further ahead

  • 17th/18th March– Topper National Series Event. The water will be closed all weekend and there will be no Sunday racing. If you would be able to help us with this event, please let us know
  • There will be a VHF Taster evening taking place on Wednesday 7th March. Please keep an eye out for a booking form that will be sent round
  • Spring is in the air, we are getting the club ready for the new season. If you are interested in joining our Work Party, please contact Tristan at sailing@dwsc.co.uk
  • We know its still early but it would be great if you can volunteer your time for the NSSA National Regatta from 23rd-27th July. Please email Tristan at sailing@dwsc.co.uk for further details.
  • The start of the Wednesday evening series is starting on 2nd May but there will be fun races on 18th and 25th April leading up to it.

What’s on at the Club this Weekend

Dear Members,

We have a great couple of days lined up for you here at the club this weekend. Here is what we have going on:

  • Oasis/ decorations bought for decorating the club room on Saturday afternoon between 1pm and 4pm. We need you! Bring greenery, mistletoe, mince pies and artistic flare and the whole family.
  • We have the Winter Regatta on Sunday. This will be run by Roger Gates. On Safety will be Andy Robinson. The racing will be 2x Wednesday evening style races. Please click on the following link to view the SI’s 
  • Following the Winter Regatta is the Christmas Lunch. Make sure that you bring your festive jumpers!
  • We welcome the Topper Class Association for a weekends training, along with the DWSC Laser 4.7 and Optimist Training

The wind is looking good for the weekend. And the water level has been rising all week.

Hope to see you on the water,


Winter Regatta (Sunday 17th December)

Dear Members,


Just to remind you all that this Sunday is our Winter Regatta. The 2 races will be set like a Wednesday evening layout, so different to a standard Sunday morning. Please see a link to the Sailing Instructions below.

Sailing Instructions (Winter Regatta 2017)

After racing will be the Club Christmas Lunch. If you have not already, please put your name and order down on the following document (link below) ASAP.

Christmas Lunch 2017 Booking Form


See you all at the weekend.


Club Awards 2017

Dear Members,

We are Delighted to tell you that at the Club Awards 2017, Datchet Water Sailing Club beat off eight other finalists  to win the award for Green Club of the year . It was a nerve racking experience sitting amongst 600 guests waiting to hear but really great to hear the club announced as the winner and to receive the award.


Work Experience Students at Datchet

We have had Louis and Rhea from Herschel Grammer School undertaking their Work Experience here at Datchet this week.

Well done to both of them.

Below is what they thought of their week here.


I came to Datchet Water Sailing club for work experience in October 2017; to begin with I wasn’t looking forward to the hours but by the end I felt privileged to have had the opportunity to work here. The staff on site are all very friendly and always provide as much assistance as required.  It was a great experience and I would not hesitate to recommend the club to anyone interested in sailing.

Louis Gale


I came to DWSC for my work experience. Though initially unsatisfied with the long hours I was due in for, I enjoyed every minute of my week here to such an extent that when I’d finished my seven hours, I didn’t want to go home. The staff here are extremely friendly yet at the same time were able to set us challenging tasks some of which I hadn’t experienced before.

Rhea Sangha