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Draycote Water Sailing Club has been seeing record turnouts this summer

by Rebecca Moore 11 Jun 08:25 BST 9 June 2024
Just part of the club racing start line in June 2024 at Draycote © Dave Rowe

RYA Club of the Year, Draycote Water Sailing Club has been seeing record turnouts this summer!

In the last fortnight our 7-year high of turnouts on Sunday has been beaten twice, with 58 boats on the water last Sunday! Wednesday evening also hit the best turnout for several years with 57 boats.

With class racing for a number of designs, the Solos, Aeros and ILCA (ex-Laser) classes are the stars of the show, but the double-handed Fireballs and Flying Fifteens have also seen competitive racing, along with our very healthy menagerie fleet.

Not forgetting beginners, we have a novice race start on the first Sunday of each month, with pre-race and on-the-water coaching to build the confidence of these new sailors so that they will, hopefully, join in the main club racing in the future.

But it isn't just the newbies that are doing well. 80-year-old Geoff Huett has been sailing for 61 years and is a founder-member of the Club. He won the Late May Bank Holiday Pursuit race with his son, Paul. It was Geoff's first ever pursuit race victory and to say he was chuffed is an understatement! Paul & Geoff in their Flying Fifteen now lead our Pursuit Race Series for the Club Championships!

Away from the Club, our Feva sailors managed to win the Top Club award at the Feva Nationals - so success for young and old!

If you want to join in the fun, have a look at - you'll be very welcome!

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