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Alton Water Sports Centre Ltd
Holbrook Road

Tel: 01473 328408

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Advance Warning of an EGM

30 Apr 2016

Dear Members

Up until April this year we have enjoyed a legal status that has reduced our liability for business rates. AWSC has enjoyed Community Amateur Sportsclub Status (CASC).
Unfortunately the rules regarding eligibility for this status changed in April 2015 and as of April 2016 we have had to withdraw from CASC status.
This means our liability for business rates has increased dramatically. If we do nothing we will have to increase membership fees substantially.
The board have been looking into ways of solving this issue and we believe that we should become a foundation charity. With some work this means we could again reduce our liabilities. 
WE cannot, however, just go ahead and do this without consultation with you, the members. We would, therefore, like to call an EGM one evening in June to discuss this further. the dates and times will be announced soon but I just wanted to make you aware that we will need to discuss this with as many members as possible.

Mark Hainsworth
Acting as chairman of Alton Water Sports centre, a not for profit organisation.

RYA Push The Boat Out - 21st May

28 Apr 2016

Push_the_Boat_Out_1We are holding an event on the 21st May where anyone is welcome to come and try a 30 min taster of the following activities for only £2!!




-Paddle Boarding

-Trial Powerboat Lesson


Booking is advisable and this can be done by calling - 01473 328 408

Or emailing -

Alton Water RS Feva, 200, 400 Open 14 May–15 May

26 Apr 2016

All are welcome! The more the merrier, lets try to get ALL of the numerous Feva (XLs) 200s and 400s in the Alton Dinghy Park out for the event to beat the visitors!  

This was a fantastic weekend last year let make it even better this year.  

Gavin is in the Ctte Boat and warm spring weather and a decent wind is (possibly) guaranteed!

Please enter on the day and bring a completed entry form with you.  Entry Form, NOR and SIs are here

RHS 12 hour race Sunday 12 June

20 Apr 2016

We would like to invite all 200s, Fireflys and Fevas to join us at Alton Water for a 12 hour race from 7am on Sunday 12th June.
There will be a 
BBQ and music throughout the afternoon.
The race will be organised by the children at the school and all proceeds will be put forward for the school team racing 
trip to Australia in 2017.
Please see our attached poster, Notice of Rac
e and Entry Form.
further details, email -  or 

Thursday Night Mid-Week Mayhem Series 2016 - MEMBERS ONLY

05 Apr 2016

The Alton Thursday Night Series (Mid-week Mayhem) starts on April 7th running until 26th May.
We would love to get lots of non-racers out with us for this fun series.
It's an all in handicap off one single start at 1800 and we generally finish at or before 1900.
It's very social and great fun.  Any sailing dinghies (or windsurfers) can take part.

We are happy to help with hire boats (speak to the centre) if you need something to sail and there will always be someone to help you understand racing, starting, basic rules and we will even volunteer to helm or crew for you if you need us to.  

We do need volunteer OODs for each night (average points if you do it so it doesn't affect your results), so come and try this too, it's the best view of the races and a great way to learn in a safe environment.

Any questions at all ask at the Centre, or speak to Oli or Mark Smith, we are quite friendly so come along and have fun - it's free but for Alton Water members only)!

Entry form available here

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