August News

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Let’s celebrate the success of our youth!

Not a sentiment you might expect given the coverage that some young people get in the media, but at Draycote Water Sailing Club we have real cause to celebrate following some fantastic achievements in the month of July.

Harrison Pye won the RS Tera Pro World Championships in Holland last week.

Jack Lewis and Lucas Marshall won the RS Feva Junior World Championships in Germany the week before – also finishing 3rd in the Open World Championships and building on their Open & Junior European Championship titles earlier in the year.

But it is not just our top youth sailors that we should celebrate – turn up at the Club any Friday evening or Saturday and you will see many of our young members really enjoying their sailing – and they turn out enthusiastically for Get Racing on the first Sunday of every month as well!


Forthcoming Events

August is a quiet month for events at the Club, but things begin to get pretty hectic again in September.


The first weekend (5th / 6th September) sees us host the Optimist Late Summer Ranking Event. We are expecting up to 200 Optimist sailors and their parents, so the Club will be very busy, but we will be doing all we can to minimise the disruption to members – further news in due course.


But more importantly, for Club members, on Sunday 20th September we will be participating in Bart’s Bash (a mass participation event to raise money for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation which last year achieved the Guinness World Record for the largest ever sailing event and this year is aiming to be one of the largest sports events in the world!) and holding the Club Regatta.


Plans are still being worked on, but it is going to include a mass participation race for all members (last year we had one of our biggest turnouts for many a year and a high percentage sailing in their first ever race – it really is open for everyone, whatever standard, whatever craft {subject to being permitted under the Regulations]), a special lunch and games and activities on shore and in / on the water! It is for all the family, sailors and non-sailors, young and old.


On our water you will be able to race against world champions and globally you will be racing against the likes of Sir Ben Ainslie, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and many other heroes in our sport! You mustn’t miss it!


We will be circulating more details shortly, but, for the moment, please put the date in your diaries and feel free to register on the Bart’s Bash website:


In the meantime, have a great August either at the Club or elsewhere, and we look forward to seeing many many members on 20th September!