This year’s open meetings start shortly with the classic Poole weekend of 3 Newton Cup points races on Saturday 11th June and the epic Round Brownsea on Sunday 12th June for the Tanglefoot Trophy cask (well beers!)
Then on 2nd July Bosham SC hold their hotly contested and very popular one day open.
All the necessary documents for entry and timings can be found here
The Gravesend SC Open Meeting in 2016 has now, 3rd July 2016, been cancelled because the cranes used to lift the boats into and out of the water have been deemed unsafe and cannot be fixed until later this year.
And on 9th September Thornbury SC will be hosting the final event of the DB season in the the Severn Estuary at Oldbury on Severn.
DAYBOAT WEEK 2016
To be held at
BRIXHAM YACHT CLUB
SATURDAY 6th AUGUST – THURSDAY 11th AUGUST
A WEEK OF RACING & CRUISING IN THE WATERS OF THE ENGLISH RIVIERA
Excellent club facilities, 29 Trophies, 2 prize-giving dinners and other evening meals.
5 Points races, long distance race, ladies race, crews race, cadets race.
NEW MEMBERS & FAMILIES ESPECIALLY WELCOME.
IF YOU DON’T WISH TO RACE, WHY NOT CRUISE AROUND THE TORBAY COAST AND JOIN IN THE SOCIAL EVENTS
More details will be published on the Association Web site www.ywdb.co.uk or contact Phil Lokier
Tel: 01202 698584 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
TRY A DAYBOAT
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WOULD LIKE TO SAIL IN A DAYBOAT (HELM OR CREW), POOLE YACHT CLUB MEMBERS ARE HOLDING A ‘TRY A DAYBOAT DAY’ ON
MONDAY 2nd MAY 2016
DAYBOAT SAILORS WILL BE ON HAND TO TAKE YOU OUT TO EXPERIENCE THE THRILLS AND EXCITEMENT OF DAYBOAT SAILING. NO WET FEET, JUST STEP OFF THE PONTOON INTO A DAYBOAT AND ENJOY A SAIL IN POOLE HARBOUR.
MEET AT POOLE YACHT CLUB (BH15 4AQ) IN THE NORTH ACEDEMY ROOM FROM 11:00AM ONWARDS ON THE DAY (TEA AND CAKES AVAILABLE) OR ON THE DAYBOAT PONTOON AND BRING SOME WATERPROOF CLOTHING.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL JOHN OR PHIL LOKIER ON 01202 698584
The DB Committee under the leadership of Bob Davis has arranged with the kind cooperation of James Hewitt that his newly built boat, DB 676, which is the latest to be built, will be shown on the Stand C68 in the Great Hall at Alexandra Palace on the weekend of 5th and 6th March, 2016.
This annual show must have the greatest number of dinghies, sailboards, etc that you can experience in Europe at least. Also it is in a fine venue and a splendid opportunity to catch up with all things DB if you come along to the stand.
The December issue created by Kath Davis is full of items to encourage you to get the most out of your DB Year. Here it is
The 2015 National Championship created history in that the first three boats were helmed by members of the same family.
Peter Hewitt sailing with Chris Locket in DB 669, Merlin, achieved first place with 5 points overall. One point behind in second place was Michael Hewitt crewed by Natalie French in DB 649, Mandarin, . And James Hewitt sailing with Rachel Bullingham were third overall with 9 points in DB 629, Kerfuffle.
Full results here: 2015 YWDB National Championship
Roger Harrison of Roger Harrison Photography ( http://www.newphoto.ch ) assembled a splendid album of people and boats which you can link to here The collection ends with photos he took from the promenade below Salcombe YC of Race 4
The week began on Sunday with a modest south westerly breeze of no more than Beaufort force 3 for the first points race increasing to force 4 for the Opportunities race held back to back.
For the second and third points races on Monday the wind switched round to north east with a strength of up to force 4 which gave a good beat up Southwold Creek until nearing the mark introduced some serious holes in the breeze. Link to photos of Race 2
The Long Distance race on Tuesday presented similar conditions for the nine or so entrants. Link to photos of Long Distance
Wednesday’s wind was again from the NE but of serious strength of force 5 gusting 6-7 so a much diminished fleet sailed the fourth point race. After two boats had been knocked down by a serious gust on the final run and some boats went homewards to Batson Creek the race officer cancelled racing for the day. This meant that Race 5 in the Points series which had been announced as to be sailed back to back with Race 4 rather than the published time on Thursday did not take place. Some competitors then went home on the basis that the Championship has ended. Link to Race 4 photos
Trophy winners here
The Entry Form, Notice of Races and Provisional Sailing & Social Programme can all be found here.
Please note any relevant information about forthcoming events will be placed in the data for that event on the same page under CALENDAR on the main menu
Kath Davis has produced a fine issue containing a wealth of information, some of which yoy really need to know and some of real interest. AND advance notice of the important DB Week survey that will be hitting your mail box any time now.
It can found here or from the main menu above and selecting MEMBERS & USERS > DOCUMENTS (Yes, you do have to log in but its well worth it!)
The Committee is well aware that although the average attendance since 2000 has been 22 boats with the last two years being 26 & 27 the current format of our annual week is not to everyone’s taste and we need to review the format in order to maintain let alone increase attendance. Continue reading