Datchet Water is open again
This now means the Laser 4000 open meeting can go ahead, with around 40 boats predicted for this weekend's event. Mike Rogers, who runs the on-site Dinghy Store, has moved back into the shore-side premises, having lugged all his stock back to his house near Wraysbury Lake and run a makeshift operation for the past few weeks.
He told madforsailing: "I'm just delighted to be back in the sailing club again. We've lost a ton of money moving back and forth, but I'd like to thank everyone who has helped us during this time, including madforsailing for raising awareness of the situation."
But while things are getting back to normal at Datchet, other Thames Water clubs like Queen Mary, Oxford and King George are still under the cosh, waiting for a sign that they can resume business as usual.