This Weekend at DWSC

Just a reminder that your club has the privilege of hosting the RYA London and South East Zone Championships this weekend and with an excess of 150 competitors it will be a busy weekend.

If you have a couple of hours to spare please come up and support your club hosting this event, this is also a great opportunity to attract new members.

Club racing will be taking place in the afternoon probably starting at 2:00pm and will be the standard club format of two back to back races.

Thanks

Mike Beckett

DWSC Commodore

Club Championships Results

Dear members,

Please find below the results of the 2017 Club Championships and Barts Bash.

Congratulations to Paddy Lewis and Ben Illiffe for retaining the title and to James Crossley being our new junior champion Thanks to the race officials, Mike Clapp for being a great Race Officer and to Roger Abbey-Taylor for results and Peter Morris and Chris Hulatt for providing safety.

Thanks to all competitors for the support you have given to all 18 youth sailors during the championships. Congratulations to all who took part and especially those who managed to sail all four races. You should be very proud of your achievement.

ClubChampionships2017

 

Wayfarer Southern Area Championships Report

Please see the link below for a fantastic report written by Neil Hume, competitor at the Championships who sailed with Tony Cooper.

Wayfarer Southern Area Championships Report by Neil Hume

Here are some photos taken by Tony Cooper at the Prize Giving.

1st Len Jones/Jamie Lea                    2nd Andrew Wilson/Tom Wilson       3rd Jacqueline Townsend/Tim Townsend

K1 National Championships/ FF Mercedes Trophy/ Wayfarer Southern Area Championships Results

A great weekend had by all at the K1 Nationals/ Wayfarer Southern Area Championships and FF Mercedes Trophy.
Perfect wind conditions all weekend lead to great competitive racing all weekend.

 

See below the Top 3 rankings for the three events:

 

Flying Fifteen Mercedes Trophy 

1st- John Hanson/ Helen Selden

2nd- Stephen Hopson/ Nigel King

3rd- Mervyn Wright/ Howard Shawyer 

 

Wayfarer Southern Area Championships

1st- Len Jones/ Jamie Lee

2nd- Andrew Wilson/ Tom Wilson

3rd- Tim Townsend/ Jacqueline Townsend

 

K1 National Championships

1st Jeff Vander Borght

2nd David Hume

3rd Mike Commander 

 

For the Full results, please click on the following link

Event Results

 

  

Club News

This weekend we have the K1/FF/Wayfarer open meeting. If any members can help with launching or recovery either day that would be brilliant. Club racing is as normal on Sunday.

Wednesday nights (13th September)5 continue with the Commodore hosting an informal evening where members get to know each other and have time to eat and socialise. Please bring filling for jacket potatoes and any dessert of your choice. Starts at 7pm.

Barts Bash and the club championships are on the 17th September. Don’t forget to register.

Sign Up to Barts Bash Here

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

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

Special Arrangements for this Sunday

The International One Metre UK National Championship is being held at Datchet this weekend (see Y&Y form guide).

The IOM racing will start early on Sunday and will pause while we launch for club racing if they are racing near a ramp.

Please park your cars away from the ramps and IOM control areas and do not launch until you hear an announcement (we want to concentrate launching to minimise any disruption).

The IOM racing may also need to pause while we are retrieving boats – please listen for any announcements after racing.

Thank you

Mervyn

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