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Just a reminder that the AGM is taking place this Wednesday 11 November at the Club.  The bar and registration will be open from 7pm with the meeting starting at 7:30pm.  Please come and support your club.

This will also be Sylvia’s final AGM and last day before she retires so please come and join us and wish her a very happy retirement.

Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash – 21st and 22nd November
The Club’s biggest event with at least 100 boats expected – 50 have entered so far. Minimum of 4 races on Saturday and a 120 minute pursuit race on the Sunday.

Club entry only £12 – please enter in advance on
Online entry initially gives the full rate, but as you go through the process you will be given the option of saying you are a DWSC member and just paying £12.

Currently only 7 club boats have been entered, but it would be great to see many more competing against some of the best sailors in the country.

The best amateur sailor in the UK, Nick Craig, who won the SailJuice Winter series last year to add to his staggering 9 World, 3 European and 29 National Championship wins will not only be competing: immediately after sailing on Saturday (c. 4pm or asap afterwards), Nick will be holding a Question & Answer session in the bar.  Even if you are not competing, this will be a chance to learn something! Nick has won major championships in all types of dinghies, from single-handers (with & without spinnaker) to double-handers (no spinnaker, symmetric and asymmetric spinnaker) – he can provide top tips for you!

Helpers needed for the Draycote Dash – on the race team and shore side / registration.  If you can help please contact Jeremy Atkins.

Club Christmas Party – Sunday 13th December
For adults & children!!  Keep the date free in your diary. More news to follow in early December.

Your photos!
Are you a keen photographer and take photos of the boats sailing on the water now and again?  If so you may be able to help.

We would like to build a gallery of photos to reflect our Club and its various fleets.  Having a broad spectrum of photos would be helpful with advertising and promoting ourselves as a Club and have an array of pictures for all our fleets which currently we don’t have.

If you have some photos and would be happy for them to be shared and displayed on behalf of DWSC then please email them to

Thank you for your help.

Forthcoming Events
The Club has the following events coming up:

21/22 November      Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash *
Sun 13 December    Club Christmas Party
Boxing Day               Brass Money pursuit race
New Years Day        Silver Salver pursuit race

* Some parking restrictions may be in operation.

Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday from 7pm.

Kind regards


Andrea Halliman
DWSC Club Administrator