February Newsletter

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Membership renewal coming up

The new membership year is coming up shortly, it’s a fairly seamless task these days with WebCollect doing most of the hard work, and we’ll send everyone an email renewal notice on the 16th March.

If you need to make any changes to your membership (contact details, addresses, boats etc.) please log in to WebCollect or speak to Rebecca in the office.

Please remember to check you have the correct Membership option for your age when these emails arrive.

The biggest news though is…


The Committee has decided to hold membership and boat fees at the current year’s level for 2020/21. This is on the basis that our commercial income, which has long subsidised membership fees, are generating a reasonable surplus and so it was felt (by a majority vote) that the benefit of this could be passed on to the members by holding fees.

(It is important to stress that this is likely to be a one-off freeze. The formula for increasing our rent is driven by the annual increase in RPI and that will continue to increase every year so our fees must not fall too far behind those increases.)


In addition, the Committee has decided to create a new boat fee category. This is an option available to family memberships to include all their boats / sailboards in a ‘family boat fee’ of 2 times the annual boat fee.

This means that, if a family membership has more than 2 adult boats, or 1 adult boat and 2 junior boats, or 4 junior boats, their boat fees can be capped at this level.  There are relatively few families that will benefit from this but those that will are already spending a substantial amount of money with the Club and are usually significant contributors to it. Boats covered under this arrangement have to be sailed at least 90% of the time by Members in that Family Membership.
Log in to WebCollect to cancel your existing boat subscriptions and order the new package (Please note this will not be available until after 16th March).

The website calendar has been updated with all of the main event and activities scheduled for the next year, more updates and details will be sent out via Facebook etc, and for a summary of everything that your membership of Draycote Water Sailing Club gives you…


 The new season is fast approaching, here are some key dates for your diaries: 
Sunday 8th March – Improver Group restarts – 10am – 12.30pm

Sunday 29th March – The first racing of the Summer Series.

Wednesday 1st April – Evening Racing begins at 6.30pm. 

Friday 3rd April – Y&J groups restart

Sunday 5th April – 6 in 60 Get Racing restarts (First Sunday of each month)

Monday 6th April – Women On Water restarts 5.30pm

Monday 13th April – RNLI Pursuit Race.

Friday 8th May – John Siggers Pursuit Race

Saturday 16th May – Club Open Day

Monday 25th May – Sir C. Barratt Pursuit Race

Youth & Junior Groups

There is an action-packed calendar this year for the Youth and Junior groups.
Read all about the planned activities in the new calendar.

Did you know?  You can bring as many friends & family to the club as guests as you want, plus each of those people can come up to 4 times per membership year!   So if someone has shown interest and just wants to give it a go, bring them along!

Our Friends & Family Fun Day will be the perfect opportunity, with all the club boats, windsurfs & paddleboards rigged and ready, plus a BBQ at lunch time.
Make a note of it in your diary & more details closer to the day.