It’s official – new Guinness World Record set at SUP Armada!

Guinness World Records confirms SUP Armada Success!

We just wanted to write to let everyone know that Guinness World Records confirmed on 1st September that we successfully set a new World Record at the SUP Armada.

To read all the details please check out the Press Release for the SUP Armada 2015!

To watch a short film about the event please check out:

Congratulations and thank you to all the members who participated in this event.

First Aid Course, Saturday Splash, Autumn Childrens Courses and Cat Club

Dear Members

We still have spaces on our RYA First Aid Course on Sunday the 13th of September starting at 9:00am and finishing at 16:00pm. Please follow the link to book yourself a spot, this is free to all club safety coxswains!fa/c1qk6

This Saturday see’s the start of our Autumn Children’s Saturday club which runs for six weeks, please follow the link for booking!saturday-youth-courses/cex4

Also from 10:00am to 12:00pm there will be Saturday Splash taster sessions available for anyone who wants to give sailing a go, the starting age for this is 8 and is £20 per person. Please call the office to let us know you will be attending. 01753 689652

On Sundays the Cat club has started again this runs for another 9 weeks. Advanced sessions in the morning 10:00am – 13:00pm and Beginner sessions in the afternoon 14:00pm – 17:00pm £20 per person and please email sailing if you wish to attend.

We look forward to seeing you all at the club soon from all the team at Datchet Water Sailing Club.

Well done to the Datchet Wayfarers at the Western Championships

Datchet Wayfarers at the Western Championships at Poole Yacht Club

Last weekend saw two Datchet Wayfarers in attendance at the championships, on Saturday and Sunday. Unusually for a championships PYC opted for a round the cans racing using standard club racing sailing instructions on the Saturday and on the Sunday racing was part of Poole week sailing instructions, on both days default courses were set for the second race of the day with a typical Triangle and Sausage configuration. All races took place in the harbor with the usual difficulty in finding marks, and dealing with tides, and negotiating bay traffic.

Saturday was forecast for light winds but we were blessed with sun and a steady for force 3 ish. On Sunday we woke to find torrential rain, but once again the sun came out to play but with some very lively wind conditions. The weekend provided interesting and challenging sailing with varied conditions and with the usual Parkstone Y. C hospitality , the weekend could only be described as brilliant.

The racing was very close but I am pleased to report that Andrew and Tom Wilson in Phantom are now the Wayfarer Western Area champions. In second place was Angels’ Share crewed by

Derek Lambert who I have to thank for his navigation skills. In 3rd place was Martin Collens in Pieces of Eight.

Results can be found here

Well done Andrew and Tom & Tony and Dereck !

Notice to all club members regarding SUP Armada this weekend.

Dear Members.

Just a quick reminder about the SUP Armada. If you are planning to make the most of the wind on Saturday, you will be required to launch from either the north or south slipways as there will be no launching from the beach. You will be asked to sail up the very far end of the reservoir to accommodate the Guinness World Record attempt. Please note, there will be no day sailing tickets issued that day.

Thank you.


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The SUP ARMADA at Datchet Water Sailing Club This Saturday. Come and join the fun and maybe leave a world record holder.

We’d love all Datchet Water Sailing Club members to join the SUP Armada for great day out on the water, loads of fun SUP activities for everyone to try and an attempt to break a SUP Guinness World Record. Taster sessions will also be available, so even if you have never been on a SUP board before, you can come down, join a taster session and potentially leave a World Record holder! Tickets are only £10 per adult/ £5 per child for the whole day – you can register online at or sign up on the day. We hope to see you on Saturday!

Thanks for your support.

Best wishes,

Bart’s Bash and Club Championships – 20th September, 2015

Bart’s Bash is on Sunday 20th September. This year DWSC will make it the first race of our Club Championships, which is the event where club members compete on a handicap basis for the coveted Club Champion trophy. In addition to the Bart’s Bash race there will be three other races offering a variety of courses to try to even up everyone’s chances.

We have just published the Notice of Race for the event here: –

Some provisional sailing instructions are here: –

Non-members are welcome to join us for Bart’s Bash. Please ask the office for details.

For details of entering the Bart’s Bash race please go to

Wednesday 26th August Evening Racing!

Dear Wednesday Evening Racers,

The setting sun series finishes on the 19th August and we have our final fun race on the 26th August at 7pm.

To finish this year’s Wednesday series on a high, Keith has agreed to put on a BBQ whilst we are having prize giving.

The cost for the BBQ is £10 per head which will include a burger, piece of chicken, sausage and a beer (or soft drink). So that Keith can cater for us, he needs to know numbers in advance. There is a booking sheet with Keith for you to confirm your attendance and you will need to pay in advance. Booking will close on the 19th August.

Please could we all try to make the 26th a well-attended success.

For those of you that have been racing on a Wednesday, thank you for taking part and I hope that you have had fun.

A special thank you goes to all of you that have given up a week to be the race officer, and to Gavin who has volunteered to cover safety each week. Without the race officers and safety, we would have all missed out.

For those of you that have not tried Wednesday racing, why not join us for the fun race and get the bug for next year!

See you on the water soon.


Jon Senior

Wednesday Racing Co-ordinator

07976 964804