February Newsletter

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I hope you have had a good start to the new year?  I wonder how many of you are sticking to your New Year’s resolutions, and how many can’t even remember what they were?!  80% of resolutions don’t see the cold light of February because they weren’t specific enough.

We’ve come up with a few suggestions for realistic goals to aim for over the summer, plus there’s plenty of ways we can help you to achieve them:

Try a different class of boat?  We have 35 club boats that you can hire to try before you potentially buy!  Take a look here for the full list

Enter a club race?  The summer series starts on Sunday 25th March and runs every Sunday through the summer, plus Wednesday evening racing begins on 4th April.  Commit to the whole season if possibly to really improve your racing skills.  Just turn up, no need to pre-book.

Get racing!  If you haven’t raced before and want to give it a go, come to our Get Racing group on the first Sunday of every month. Pick up tips and ask questions.  Further info is Here.

Spread your wings and sail in a National Event or an Open Meeting.  Check out the relevant Class Association website for calendars of dates.

Get Social!  Meet other members by joining one of our social sailing groups.  We have Women on Water for ladies of any skill level.  There’s Friday Improver’s for all members to sail and have a BBQ after.  Plus, our Ancient Mariner’s meet on Wednesday daytimes (being Ancient is not actually required!).  Info on these groups will be added to the website shortly.

Join the Windsurfers?  Maybe have a try at foiling?  On Saturday afternoon’s, a group usually meet up to windsurf and you can aim to improve this summer.  We’re looking for someone to lead this group, let us know if you’re interested.


Summer Staff

With the 2018 summer season around the corner we have some fantastic opportunities for summer staff on and off the water.

  • Bar And kitchen staff
  • Grounds keepers
  • Rescue boat drivers full and part time
  • Keel boat instructors
  • Dinghy instructors
  • Windsurf instructors 

For more info on any of the above roles please email daverowe@draycotewater.co.uk

What’s been happening

The Sprint 15 Open Meeting took place on 13th January with a good home turn out of 10 boats, and 8 visitors.  It was a cold and grey day but Ed Tuite Dalton managed a 4th place finish for Draycote.
Forthcoming events

29er Winter Championships     3rd & 4th February
Toppers Training                       10th & 11th February
Feva Training                            24th & 25th February



This week we say a sad goodbye to Andrea Halliman who has been our Club Administrator for the last 2 years. Andrea was our first Club Administrator, taking over from Sylvia Jacques, our long-standing Club Secretary. Replacing someone who has been in post for so long is never easy, but Andrea quickly established the new role and herself in it. She has been a great support to the Committee and staff for the last 2 years and served our members well. We will miss her.
And it wasn’t just Andrea, her husband Mark stepped into the breach and cooked Wednesday evening meals for us when the caterers declined to at short notice. They and their twins have decided to relocate to Cornwall and we wish them well.
I am delighted to be able to welcome our new Club Administrator, Rebecca Owen. Rebecca lives in Braunston and has three children. We had a good number of candidates and interviewed 8 of them, but Rebecca was the stand-out applicant and we are really pleased that she has joined us. She has overlapped with Andrea for her final two weeks and will now be running the show on her own.
Please introduce yourself to Rebecca if you are up at the Club during the week (her hours are the same as Andrea’s were: 9.30am – 2.30pm, Monday to Friday).
Jeremy Atkins (Commodore)