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Itchenor SC have very kindly organised a rowing taster day for Dell Quay members and members of other harbour clubs.

Here are the details:

Apart from ISC rowers there will be Bembridge Trustees joining in along with Bosham Sailing Club bringing their St Ayles Skiff and visitors from Chichester Yacht Club and Dell Quay Sailing Club who are coming to try out the different types of boat to help inform their decision on what rowing boat to buy.

Programme: High Water 12.32

0930   Club Open for Coffee and Bacon Butties.
0945   Bosham crew arrive in their St Ayles Skiff, Valiant.
1000 - 1045  Outings in Bembridge, Iccanore and Valiant. Scratch crews.
1100 - 1145  Outings in Bembridge, Iccanore and Valiant. Scratch crews.
1200 - 1245  Outings in Bembridge, Iccanore and Valiant. Scratch crews.
1230 - 1400  Happy Hour and Lunch of Fish Pie or Cottage Pie for £12.50. Optional pudding available.
1330 - 1415  Outings in Bembridge, Iccanore and Valiant. Scratch crews.
1430 - 1515  Outings in Bembridge, Iccanore and Valiant. Scratch crews.
1500  Tea and close


A Support Boat will be in attendance for the day to assist with the outings and to help BSC get their boat back to Bosham.

Richard Bland has kindly agreed to be the Dell Quay representative at this event.

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We would love to see more DQ members out on the water especially as we are now well on the way to acquiring our own boat.






Replacement Patrol Boat for Dell Quay Sailing Club



The General & Sailing Committees of Dell Quay Sailing Club, after much research and analysis of its future water activities, are pleased to announce the purchase of a new rib 4.2 patrol boat, to replace one of it ageing Dell Quay Dory boats.

This new rib supplied by JBT Marine Ltd of Portsmouth, will be complete with a Yamaha 40hp engine and will be delivered to Dell Quay Sailing Club in early 2020 in readiness for the first of its RYA Powerboat Training Courses of the new season.

Ben Alcott Commodore of Dell Quay Sailing Club commented:

"We have a truly exciting club programme for 2020 with our best ever mix of water-based events, including racing, and cruising adding to the great club community and atmosphere. Dell Quay SC are committed to providing the best possible safety cover for all of its water activities”.

This new patrol boat will be used to complement the sailing clubs existing patrol and support boat fleet in order to maintain a safe environment for the sailing clubs growing number of new water activities.



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Saturday 14th December 15:00 - 18:00



Please join the Commodore for some Christmas cheer, mulled wine and mince pies on Saturday 14th from 3pm at the Club.

This is a free event but please do let us know if you are coming by booking here so we can prepare a few nibbles.



If you are new to the club or are coming alone, do let us know so we can meet you and introduce you to other members. Contact RC House or add a comment to your booking form.



Pay bar will be open.

Bookings close 5pm Thursday 12th December.



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Dell Quay Sailing Club’s John and Sue Nash have been awarded a RYA Community Joint Award for Lifetime Commitment for their exceptional voluntary contribution to Dell Quay Sailing Club and to the sport of sailing by the Royal Yachting Association Honours and Awards Panel. Their award was presented at a special dinner on 22 November by RYA President HRH Princess Anne, The Princess Royal.

Both Sue and John are former Commodores of the Club as well as serving in many other leadership roles over their years of membership. Current Commodore Ben Alcott said “Both Sue and John exhibit everything that is great about Dell Quay Sailing Club: passionate about our sport, a strong commitment to volunteering, and a remarkable ability to bring people together. We are so proud that they have been honoured in this way - they thoroughly deserve it!” Neither Sue or John seem ready to hang up their wetsuits just yet; Sue stood down as Commodore on 15 November 2019, but retains her role as Chief Instructor in the Club’s Training Centre and lead for Junior Week, and John is currently the Secretary for the Cruising Committee.


You spoke, We listened.
The Honesty Galley Trial




We want our members and their guests to be happy. So, you spoke and we listened…

You asked for access to hot drinks and a selection of light snacks at all times.

Today, we opened the Honesty Galley, a humble ‘do it yourself’ café table under the Cruiser board in the club house.


We will endeavour to keep it stocked with a few snacks, coffee, tea and cuppa soup. Bear with us if we are low on stock when you are craving a Mars bar. We will get better at judging this as we monitor demand.

Our ask, please pay your dues in the money box, and tidy up after yourselves.

Use the plastic jug to top up the kettle. Put your 'used' mugs on the floor under the table. I will purchase a washing up bowl, unless anyone has an old one to donate?

We hope that you very much enjoy this new addition to hospitality at DQSC.


The House Committee




March 2020: The end for water bottles at Dell Quay Sailing Club

As part of our drive to reduce the amount of rubbish produced by DQ, the galley will cease the sale of plastic bottles of water from next season (March 3, 2020). 

The galley will happily fill and refill members’ own bottles. So if you don’t already own one, now is the time to purchase a reusable water bottle!

Experience around the harbour is that reusable bottles are falling overboard and ending up in the harbour.  So we ask that you also give some thought to the secure fixing of bottles – anything from a bike bottle holder, to a bungee with a clip or a good old piece of Velcro could do the trick.


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Now’s the time to book early  for the Laying up Supper!

Join an evening of relaxed  company to celebrate the end of our sailing season and all that happened on (and perhaps “in”) the water!  Come and join in the fun; enjoy a glass of something; discover what perhaps other members get up to – and see who has won, been honoured with, a Dell Quay Duck!


Starter Sharing Platters

Chicken, Ham & Mushroom Pie
Steak & Ale Pie

[with seasonal vegetables]

Desert Banoffie Pie
Fruit Salad
Price: £10 [£8 for children under 12]

7pm for a prompt start at 7.30 please; this is a busy evening.

Please book on line and pay by Bank Transfer using the reference LAYINGUPSUPPER



Do you need to refresh your First Aid knowledge?first-aid-man

DQSC has two dates for the RYA First Aid course:

Saturday 9 November 2019 [2 places still available]


Saturday 1 February 2020.

Courses run from 08:45 to 17:00 at the club.

As before, we have Steve Gravells from, to train participants on first aid, CPR and extra topics relating to water sports dangers. Previous participants will know that Steve is an excellent, informative and entertaining course leader. The course costs £45 but is free to DIs, PBIs and aspiring instructors, provided you commit to instructing at DQSC at junior week or other courses.

Registration is only through the DQSC website, no log-in required. I will notify you if you have a confirmed place or are on the waiting list. Priority is given to DIs, aspiring DIs, PB instructors etc.

There is a maximum of 12 participants on each day. Even if you have done a first aid course before, it needs to be renewed every 3 years. I will hold a waiting list in case of any cancellations.


Victoria Day 2019 at Dell Quay Sailing Club

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12 Victoria Model Yacht racers spent Victoria Day taking part in 7 races, 4 to count, held at DQSC.

The day was blessed with pleasant sunshine and the racing was keen.

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  • 1st - Simon Bell.
  • 2nd - Linda Bell.
  • 3rd - Dick Hoare.
  • 4th - Chris Sprules
  • The Commodore Sue, who is luckily, never far from her work a day Tiara :) awarded the prizes.

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The races were followed by afternoon tea and cakes for the racers and spectators.

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Founding members of the group Rob Nunn, Victoria class Captain and Chris Sprules cut the Birthday cake 

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followed by Ukulele playing and singing.

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The Victoria Yacht enthusiasts meet weekly and are extremely successful in terms of their regular attendees and the prolific number of races.

They are always pleased to see a spectator and more than welcoming to prospective new members to their jovial group.


gdprIn order to comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25 May 2018, Dell Quay Sailing Club has produced a new Privacy Policy which explains how we collect, store and handle personal data.  It can be found here.

Like many other organisations, we need to obtain Members’ consent for some of our data processing activities.  However, unlike many other consent requests you may be receiving, we are asking that every member provides consent by completing the attached form and returning to the club.  We are asking for this as we feel this is the only way that we can be 100% sure that we have consent from every single member.

consentTherefore, we require each and every member of Dell Quay Sailing Club aged 13 or over complete and sign a copy of the attached GDPR Consent Form.

For Juniors under 13, GDPR requires consent from whoever holds parental responsibility.  Please note, this is unlikely to be the grandparent within the same club membership of the Junior.  Therefore, for all Juniors under 13, we require a parent or legal guardian to complete and sign a copy of the attached GDPR Parental Consent Form.  

All forms should be returned to Graham Causer by one of the following means:

There are blank forms available in a GDPR Consent Form envelope attached to the Members noticeboard at the clubhouse, between the main entrance doors and the bar.

Please help us to comply with this legal requirement by completing and returning the necessary forms before 25 May 2018.  There will be further communications about this as we approach the GDPR date, including e-news reminders and an article with more information in the next issue of Quay News, due later this month.

If you’d like to read more about GDPR, please visit these websites and



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