Race Officer Needed for this Sundays Racing. (21st June 2015)

All Members,

We are looking for a race officer for this Sundays Racing. If you are available to do this or know of anyone who can, please call the club on 01753683872.

Many Thanks.



Gabrielle Boase

General Manager

Datchet Water Sailing Club

Queen Mother Reservoir

Horton Road



01753 683872



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First Aid course and Dinghy Instructor course spaces

Dear Members and General Public,

There are spaces on our First Aid course this weekend. It is a 9:30am start prompt, upstairs in the Peter Short room. Members price £60 and non-members price £90. This is also free to all club Safety coxswains so check those certs and book yourself a place now. Please follow the link http://datchetwater.wix.com/training#!fa/c1qk6

On the 22nd of June to the 26th of June we are running a Dinghy Instructor course with a few spaces left. Please follow the link to book now http://datchetwater.wix.com/training#!dinghy-instructor/cbor

A taste of the first day of our Open Weekend …and more to come tomorrow!

I just had to share the following email after the first day of our Open Weekend from Helen Beecham, one of our team of helpers for the Push The Boat Out event:

I have just got home after a most enjoyable day spent booking in people to try sailing.

It was made so enjoyable by all the lovely club members around us but especially the grins of all those who came back upstairs to thank Janet Pepper and I were a sheer joy. We all know sailing to be a wonderful sport but to see someone discover it for the first time is special. …those grins were going to last all the way home!

Some super comments: ‘ I had no idea it’s such hard work, it’s really physical, my core muscles are still shaking’ after sailing a Wayfarer.

‘When we started planing it was fantastic!’

‘ Thank you so much for persuading me to have a go when I didn’t think I could, it’s the most amazing fun, I loved it!’

Some children who have been captivated could be enjoying what we started today for the next 60 years.

None of this happens without the time and effort of so many club members, many of whom did not see the grins. They need to know how much it is appreciated.

Well done one and all involved with making this weekend happen. Looking forward to another successful day tomorrow….and many new members.

Helen Beecham

Working Party Update 10th May


The amazing efforts of about 30 volunteers have completed approx 55 hours, over 3 sessions and toiled away at the following:

First two sessions

· Initial weed and sweep of 2/3 of the beach a total of 3 trailer

· Weeding of both ramps down to the beach. loads of bin bags

· Removal of the long grass by west ramp

· Weeding around the outdoor seating


· Strimming the edges inside the boat park

· Uncovering and painting 40 boat space numbers

· Uncovering / excavating (!) another 45 spaces – all now waiting to be re-painted

· Removing 1 ½ trailer loads of large rubbish from the boat park

· Relocating club toppers/ lasers, in the park, onto racks or to tidy boat spaces

· Pulling club boats out of the brambles and relocated to tidy boat spaces.

Tidy of the appearance at the two road corners in the boat park by;

· Strimming grass edges

· Digging out 4 water run-off channels

· Uncovering large run-off drain and clearing soil from the surrounding area

· Removing weeds from kerbside on both corners

In addition, Jon renewed some ground tackle for the pin-end buoys

So,,,TODAY PLEASE stay for an hour and help with the beach & car parks:

· Sweep and tidy of the beach for the Open Day

· Weeding the remainder of the upper walkway along from the outdoor seating

· Car Park tidy; Rubbish picking / sweeping of the edges

· Top Road tidy; sweeping of the stones off the road back onto the gravelled area

Anyone like to ‘paint’??

· Wood Staining the front of the brown outdoor store by the seating area

· Continue with Boat space numbers.

· Any other suggestions for tidying/sorting something that is really annoying you???

Gloves / Tools / brushes / bags/ buckets /sponges etc etc are by outdoor seating or in the room adjacent to the wet bar – where we have a DIY cupboard! Please don’t wait to be asked – grab a broom and go!!! We also have the two petrol strimmers on site. We were kindly donated a small pressure washer, if anyone would like to experiment on cleaning the outdoor seating (if possible today without drenching all our visitors!!)

Please see Keith for a well-earned tea/coffee afterwards, a small thank you from the Club Sue

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