Quick Update May 17th:

Some items for your attention:

    1. Step 3 (Covid) at Dell Quay

    2. Dell Quay’s part in World Sailing’s Festival:  Steering the Course: Women in Sailing;
    3. An announcement concerning the passing of Derek Cummins;
    4. Changes to ‘Socials At A Glance’ 2021; and
    5. A sobering tale about a near miss on the Quay –a reminder to us all!
  1. Step 3 - COVID from 17th May

    socialdistanceThe main change at Dell Quay is that the club house will now be open.  The rule of 6/2 households applies. In addition, members are reminded to sign in (NHS app, QR Code or book).

    There will be a limited opening of the changing rooms from Friday 21th May.    Use is permitted in accordance with the advice from both the government and the RYA:  a) use of changing rooms is kept to a minimum; and b) members should continue to change and shower and at home where possible. 

    We understand that circumstances might arise where it is necessary to shower, but ask that this be avoided if at all possible.

    Numbers in the changing rooms will be limited as shown in the table below.

    Area Use Remarks
    Clubhouse Open Hands, Face, Space, Two Families, Rule of 6, and waiter service.
    Sign in NHS App
    Balcony Open Hands, Face, Space, Two Families, Rule of 6, and waiter service.  NO MORE THAN 30
    Sign in NHS App
    Galley Limited Service

    Waiter Service

    Pop up galley plus table (waiter) service.  Offering increasing steadily over time.
    Bar Limited waiter service Table service ONLY
    Changing Rooms Limited Opening No more than 3 in ‘ladies’ and 4 in ‘gents’ (more if a single household) at a time.  

    Hands, Face and Space apply.

    Sanitize surfaces after use.  

    Showers used where strictly necessary only.  

    Bags/clothes not to be left in changing rooms.

    Race Office Open Limited numbers; Hands, Face, Space.
    Blackshed Open Limited Numbers
    Patrol Boats Being used COVID Washing protocols still in place
    Longboat Being used COVID Washing protocols still in place
    Club Boats Being used COVID Washing protocols still in place
    Cruisers Marina's open but check in advance, bookings almost definitely required

    Hand, Face, Space.


  2. Steering the Course - Women in sailing

    women insailingAs part of World Sailing’s Festival ‘Steering the Course – Women in Sailing’ Dell Quay will be celebrating some of the many women and girls from Dell Quay Sailing Club.

    Throughout the 10 days of the Festival (Northern Hemisphere: 21st May – 31st May) we will be publishing stories on the website representing a sample of women and girls from various sections of Dell Quay.  There will also be a women’s prize at the National Solo Open on 29th May.

    We hope that these stories will inspire other women and girls to become more involved in this wonderful sport.

    A huge thank you to those women and girls who have contributed a story.  At Dell Quay we have many other amazing women and girls who keep our club and sport alive and well.  Thank you to you all.

    Enjoy the stories.

  3. Derek Cummins 1936-2021

    Derek Cummins died peacefully in a Nursing Home on Sunday 7th February. He had battled many illnesses over more than 30 years, but was always pleased to be at Dell Quay or on his Westerly Centaur, Leverton.

    He bought Leverton in 1980 and sailed her many times along the south coast of England, the Channel Islands and the north coast of France. He sailed Leverton as far as the Scilly Isles. Leverton’s log book also includes her many trips through the Brittany Canals, out into the Bay of Biscay, mostly to the islands in Quiberon Bay, but on one occasion going as far as La Rochelle and another returning by sea, completing a circuit of Brittany. He also took Leverton to Paris and up the Somme.

    He was a regular in the bar at DQSC, initially running the bar once a month on Friday evenings, then attending at lunch time on winter weekends and, once retired, he became part of the Wednesday lunchtime group.

    Over the last 10 years his sailing has taken place in south Brittany on a Westerly 33, Trilogy, based at La Roche Bernard. He greatly enjoyed his holidays there, once again sailing down to La Rochelle. His daughter Melissa succeeds him as owner of Leverton and hopes to continue the adventures with her mother Frances.

  4. Socials at a Glance! 2021

    This year we look forward to welcoming everyone back to the club to enjoy great hospitality and company, and our wonderful views of the harbour!

    Please note that we have changed the Summer Party date from the date in your booklet, due to Covid restrictions. The new date is below.

    So, please make a note of the dates, book your places online to avoid disappointment, and pay through the booking system. This year we hope that all social bookings will be made in advance. If you have difficulty with this, we will gladly accept your payment on the day, if you have booked.

    Look forward to fun times ahead!

    Fun Fridays:
    FunFriday2018These are great evenings for sailing, paddling, or messing about on or in the water! For all ages and all interests. The bar is open and food served (except where picnic is specified).

    It is a lovely way to end the week and enjoy our glorious setting! Please book online if you want food, so we know you are coming!

    Come on your own or with family and friends. If you are just coming to play ‘in or on’ the water, no need to book!

     Friday 18th June  17:00 Bar open and bring a picnic 
     Friday 2nd July 17:00 Hot supper and an ice cream £5. Book early
     Friday 16th July 17:00 Lasagne, garlic bread and an ice cream. £5. Book early
     Friday 13th August 15:00 Bring a picnic. Galley open for Ice creams and drinks.
     Friday 27th August 15:00 Hot supper and an ice cream. £5. Book early
    Social Events:
    Saturday 7th August   19:00 The DQ Summer Party!
    A buffet supper to include fresh salmon, coronation chicken and pulled pork with a range of salads, and a choice of puddings.
    Live Music by Petrol Money, with dancing. £12 per ticket. Children under 11 years £6. 
    Saturday 28th August  18:00 Summer BBQ.
    Enjoy a BBQ supper after the late afternoon tide. A range of meat and vegetarian options, with salads and a choice of pudding. For all the family and friends. £10 per ticket. Children under 11 years £5.
    Saturday 16th October  19:00  Autumn Party
    Saturday 13th November 19:00 Laying Up Supper.
    To celebrate the end of the season for all water activities, enjoy a 3 course, sit down meal with fellow members, and reward the prize winners of the season. An entertaining evening for all whatever your water interests! £10 per ticket. Children under 11 years £5.
    Sunday 21st November 12:00 Sunday Lunch, before the AGM.
    A delicious home cooked Sunday lunch at the club with a choice of puddings. Followed by the Club Annual General Meeting. Meal £10 per ticket. Children under 11 years £5.
    Saturday 11th December 16:30 Commodore’s Christmas Drinks!
    An opportunity to have some pre-Christmas fun at the club, with mulled wine and festive nibbles! Free! Just wear your favourite Christmas jumper!

  5. Road Safety at the Quay
    We’ve been made aware of a near miss between a car and a child near the Club: A child walked out from the footpath at Sophie’s Boatyard as a car travelled at speed past Sophie’s and then onto the quay, where they parked.

    There is no indication this was a Club member, but this is a useful reminder that the Education Centre is now open and visiting children will be on and around the quay. Members are also reminded that parking on the quay is limited to loading and unloading.