The DWSC Fireball fleet has been saving up its pocket money for many years now, with a view to buying itself something nice.
After some thought, we decided that the nicest thing we could do would be to encourage other Fireball sailors to join us. So we are offering to pay the joining fees of up to 10 new members who join Draycote to sail a Fireball here.
To take advantage of this offer, you have to be a non-member who subsequently joins DWSC with a Fireball. We will pay the joining fees (which
are charged by the club) of up to two people per incoming Fireball - helm and/or crew.
With the current joining fee being £50 per person, this could result in a saving of up to £100 for a helm and crew combined.
We appreciate that it's not going to make a massive difference to the economic argument for sailing a Fireball here, but we'd like to think it will
If you need further incentives, consider that Draycote is home to one of the largest fleets of Fireballs in the country, with over 20 boats here
already at the time of writing (April 2015). We have over 650 acres of uninterrupted water, offering the potential for a 3-sail reach of up to 1 mile in length. Our boats are a wide range of
wood, composite and white Winders, and our members cover pretty much the full spectrum of sailing talent (and lack of). We race mostly on Sundays, and you get the opportunity to take part in 4
races per day if you're up to it - most of us just do the 2 'long' races of about an hour each in the morning and afternoon.
We are also happy to offer advice on sailing and setting up the boat, and there's usually somebody handy with a rig-tension gauge
and a toolbox if you need help.
Sailing is a very sociable sport, and it's far better done in the company of as many like minded people as possible. We would love to welcome
you to the club if you'd like to come and sample it for yourself.