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We had beautiful weather for our first evening sail of the season on Monday 12 June.

The greatest fun was trying to negotiate around the weed which suddenly descended upon us. This led to some frustration with front runners often coming to a grinding stop allowing others to steer around them … in the end we had an overall winner for the evening Bill - well done!

Of course we also used the meeting as an opportunity for an evening supper very kindly provided and delivered by Sarah and supported by Anne.




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Dinner and Talk

by the Chichester Canal Trust

Its the 200th year since Chichester canal was opened and we are delighted to host Lynda Hunter and Gary Mason from the Chichester Canal Trust for a special evening at DQSC for a talk on the history of the canal

7.00PM Bar for 7.30PM Dinner

£12.00 per person


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Friday 28 April THIS EVENING
Sundowner Row Minifest 1600-2000hrs.
The first Dell Quay Interclub Row Event is scheduled with Celtic Longboats & crews from Dell Quay, Chichester Yacht Club, Itchenor, and Langstone Cutters.
We are expecting up to 30 rowers with mix and match crews involved in 4 timed races over 1km course,
Dell Quay line, Crouchers, Copperas West to Dell Quay line.
As well as the main course, the Dell Quay slip and the pontoons are expected to be busy, as these will be used for crew changes. The event will help put DQ on the map as part of the Three Harbours Rowing Group.
Contact Richard Bland, Nikki Buchanan, Martin Moss.
Come on down and share in the fun, the course should be visible from the patio and the weather is looking up in the afternoon
Bar open from 17:00,
Galley open for tea, coffe and cakes.

DQSC will be hosting an RS Aero demo day on the 18th June 2023.



The RS Aero is a lightweight modern single handed dinghy with 4 rig sizes (5, 6, ,7, 9). As a growing class in and around Chichester harbour, we thought this would be a good opportunity for members to try out the boat if they have seen one afloat, at the dinghy show or in the news.

The demo day allows you to get hands on with a variety of rig sizes and to try the boat out on the water with the support of a safety boat.

To find out more about the RS Aero, visit the RS Sailing web site

Timings for the day: 10:30 - 15:30. High water @DQ 12:45. After an initial introduction, we aim to be on the water from 11:30. We will meet at the clubhouse.

The event will be subject to weather conditions.

If you'd like to register your interest for the demo day, Register Here


If you have any questions or would like to know more about the RS Aero, please let me know and I'll be happy to help!

Looking forward to seeing you all on the water.

Kind regards,



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Powerboat Training this Winter

There remain a few available places on the Power Boat Level 2 and Safety Boat courses the club are running this winter.

If you are interested, please check here for availability and to apply. The cost of these courses (£50) to club members is a lot lower than commercially available courses on the understanding that members complete both courses and then carry out patrol helm duties. Those completing Power Boat Level 2 would need to gain necessary experience through volunteering for 4 patrol boat crew courses prior to completing Safety Boat the following year, when they should then complete a minimum of 2 Patrol Boat helm duties a year.

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The Clubs Financial Accounts for the 12 months to 31st December 2021 are available for members to view.

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Plastics Free Accreditation SILVER Award

We have just heard from the Final Straw Foundation and the Green Blue that we have achieved Silver Accreditation for Single-Use Plastic-Free status. Thanks are due to Clare Few, DQSC’s Plastics Champion, Rachel Russel-Wells, HC representative on the Environment sub group, the hard work of the House Committee and of course the Environment Sub Group members.


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Once again, we had a very successful Victoria Day. Our thanks go to all those that brought contributions for our marvellous high tea. Chris made wonderful cakes (or so he said?), Sarah made some wonderful cheesy thingies, Dave made the scones and Liz provided splendid wine to toast Queens past and present (apologies if we forgot anybody) Thanks also to all our helpers.   

Having eaten our fill, we set sail, only to be rapidly blown back into the clubhouse. A short break while the wind abated as forecast and we took to the water again.

It was still windy but sailable. Rob won the first two races and then, in a very rare event (really who wrote that) Robs boat broke leaving Chris and Tim to battle for the highly desirable Victoria trophy.

In the final race between Tim and Chris there was a tight race to the first mark where Chris having hit the seaweed watched Tim sail off into the sunset; fortunately, Tim came to his senses quickly and returned to the course and won the Race and Trophy. Congratulations Tim


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Chris Sprules & Rob




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