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Datchet Open and Southern Championships

20th and 21st April 2024

The long weekend of Sailing will include:

A Training Session with Simon Hawkes on Friday afternoon 19th April

6 Races over Saturday and Sunday

1 of these races maybe divided into 3 Sprint Races (Wind permitting)

Also included in the Weekend will be:

  • a shore based competition.

  • a K1 Social event for helms and pit crew in the form of a meal at The Ostrich Inn on Saturday evening.  Table time 6.30 pm. 

  • and cake!

Entry is now open. 

Entry fee for K1 Association Members £30.


Competitors may arrive on Friday and sail. We hope that you will participate in Simon's Training Event

Training Friday Afternoon 19th April

Approximate start time 2 pm. Please let us know you coming.

Venue Guide

More essential information available on the Venue Guide for Datchet Water Sailing Club


Our thanks go to Ovington Boats for their support at this event

Shore Based Competition


Notice of Walk

Time - Immediately after the skippers briefing on Saturday 20th April

Location - DWSC Wet Bar

Eligible Competitors - All Competitors and their Husbands, Wives, Partners, Friends New and Old

Physical Attributes required to win - The ability to walk (less than the distance back to your boat) and write

Time - From start to revealing the winner, estimated 10 to 15 mins

W I's - Will be verbal.  The scenario will start " You are currently leading the K1 UK National Championships" 

Prize Giving - On Sunday with the rest of the prizes.

Carsington Open

Change of Format


Following a discussion between the club and the Class Association it has been decided to change the format of the Carsington Open Meeting at the beginning of June.  


Originally conceived as a one day meeting, building on the good turnouts seen at other one day events, at Broxbourne and just recently at Barnt Green, it has now been agreed to make this a two day meeting but at the same time encouraging single day participation for those who prefer this. 


We have now added Saturday 1st June to the already agreed Sunday 2nd June


The intention is to hold 3 races on each day.  However, the first race will be a one race shoot out for a prize and races 2 to 6 will form a 5 race series of which the best 3 will count. By agreeing to this format we have achieved:

  • A full weekends sailing for those who are travelling some distance to the event and staying over and

  • The ability for those who want to travel and return on the same day to race and have a shot at the top prize


The entry fee for K1 Class members will be £30 whether you sail on one or two days and if we can reach a minimum number there will be a Class Social in the form of a meal at the club on Saturday night.


The 5 race series will form part of the Class Travellers series. (Not the one race shoot out)

Bala Long Distance Race
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2024 K1 travellers series

Barnt Green  and Midland Area Championships 23rd March

Datchet Water Open and Southern Area Championships 20th/21st April

POSH (Paignton Open for single handers)  11th/12th May

Carsington Open  1st/2nd June

Bala Long Distance Race 22nd/23rd June

National Inland Championships (Rutland) 6th/7th July 

National Championships Brixham Yacht Club 6th -8th September

Burton sailing club open 21st /22nd September (training is on 21st)

Loch Lomond keelboat weekend 5th/6th October

Broxborne Open and Travellers presentation 26th October

Other Events

Monday 19th August to

Friday 24th August

Chichester Harbour Race Week

(One race per day)

3 to 8  K1's expected

Saturday 28th September

Sunday 29th September

Salcombe Open Meeting

( Two races per day)

Mark Savage is looking to promote an event at Salcombe.  Launch at Batson with pontoon available. Entry Fee £25.00   5 entries and we get our own start. Contact Mark for more details

Saturday 5th October

Sunday 6th October

Ovington Multiclass Open

Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy

Open to all K1's regardless of builder

( Three races per day)

More details to follow

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