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All members,

We received a request from a young woman who is currently studying for an MSc in Coastal and Marine Resource Management.

As part of her Master's dissertation she has created a questionnaire for data research about the attitudes and perceptions recreational boaters in Langstone and Chichester Harbour towards environmentally designated areas.

If anyone can spare 5 minutes and has ever boated in either Harbour, then I would greatly appreciate if you could fill out the questionnaire.

There are two questionnaires, one for Chichester and one for Langstone, depending on where you have been. 


Questionnaire relating to :

Thanks in advance everyone.



Dinghy Cruise: To Itchenor

Saturday 15th July

Hot on the heels of of fabulous cruises to Bosham, East Head and of course the Cobnor camp comes our next cruise to Itchenor for an ice cream or perhaps a drink at the ship!

Safety boat support will be provided

Meet at DQSC 14:30 for a 15:00 departure. Please sign up in the usual place via the website

If anyone would be willing to lead that would be much appreciated (please sign up on Dutyman) as I cannot make this one!

Jon Wilburn


Duty Officer Update/Social 7 July

Hello Everyone

I would like to introduce Jem Lineham to you who has agreed to step forward and take on the Principal Duty Officer role which the General Committee has created. We hope that this role will provide a focus on this important aspect of the safe running of DQSC.  

Jem will ensure that the information is up to date for you and will, a couple of times a year, run a social evening of updates. I am sure it will be more involved but we don’t want to frighten Jem off!!

Even if you have done the role many times before things do change along with DQSC’s responsibilities so these updates will be very much for all of you.  We would very much like to hear about your experiences and how we can improve things for your duty and the club overall.

You are Invited to

A Duty Officer Social and Update

Friday 7th July 7.30pm

Please come and have a drink on us.

RSVP to Jem:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We look forward to seeing you


Images of the weekends Open Meetings

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If you would like to see images taken at the two open meeting that took place at the club this weekend then hover over the "News" menu to see a new sub menu called "Photo Gallery"

We would very much like to keep a photo record of activites at the club. If you have images you would like to share so we can add to these galleries, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will organise a method of collection that is most convenient for you.




Tuesday 13th June 2017    HW Portsmouth 14:54, 4.4m

A visit to the lovely Beaulieu River is always a delight, come and join in this season’s first rally to Bucklers Hard. Three cruisers (Parity, Opus IV, Fairwind of Dell Quay) have already signed up and places have been booked on the mid river pontoon. Walk ashore berths can be reserved by contacting the marina at Bucklers Hard on 01590 616200.

The river entrance is ~3.5nm NW of Cowes. Leave Chichester Harbour entrance at HW-2hrs and carry the west going tide to the seasonal yellow racing mark that lies close to the leading line. Align the leading marks (front is red No 2 beacon and rear is the west edge of Lepe House) on 324o to get you over the Bar, (avoid LW-2 to LW+2hrs) and then follow the well-marked channel through beautiful countryside for 3 miles up to Bucklers Hard.

Moor up alongside the floating pontoon in the river just up from the marina and use the tender to get ashore for showers and the Yachtsman’s Galley and Bar at The Master Builder’s House Hotel. Marina berths with walk ashore pontoons are also available in Bucklers Hard Yacht Harbour. There is plenty to do; visit the Maritime Museum and learn about ship building in 18th century at Buckler’s Hard, walk or take the dinghy up the river to Beaulieu village for shopping and afternoon tea or visit the Motor Museum. If the weather is good, why not extend the cruise and sail to nearby Lymington, Yarmouth, Newtown River or Cowes.

NOTE: Double HW at springs, the 2nd HW is 13/4 hrs after the first.  There is a 2 hr stand at neaps


Please let us know you are coming, so we can plan ahead

Rally Leader: Sue Pearson: Home 01403 75233, Mobile 07803 755308

Aboard ‘Fairwind of Dell Quay’ Monitoring channel 8: Call up ‘Fairwind’

VHF Ch 68 ‘Beaulieu River Radio’   Call up when you enter the river.    

Harbour Master’s Office 01590 616200 e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Visit Beaulieu River website for further information:


First Aid Courses 2017 / 18first-aid-man

Date have now been finalised for the 2017/18 First Aid courses.

The club will be once again running our highly rated RYA First Aid Course on the following dates.

  • Saturday the 14th October 2017
  • Saturday 13th January 2018


This one day course is tutored by Steve Gravells , whose previous courses have had exceptionally high satisfaction rates.

You will cover resuscitation, control of bleeding, treatment of an unconscious casualty and the recognition and treatment of hypothermia. This is very practical training which focuses on first aid relevant to sailors.  The course is very competitively priced at £40.

The course is held at Dell Quay and will start promptly at 9am through until 5pm. Bookings are now open.


 Book now



Find a Crew or Skipper by Joining the DQSC Crew Register Now

Are you a Yacht Skipper or Dinghy Helm looking for crews for cruiser rallies, dinghy racing or dinghy cruises?

Are you looking for the opportunity to crew for Yacht Skippers or Dinghy Helms?

If so then sign up for the DQSC Skipper / Crew Register.

It's very easy. Just follow these few simple steps:

1. Login to the DQSC website.

2. Under the User Menu click on the Skipper / Crew Register link.

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3. You will then be taken to the Skipper / Crew Register web page. You can then see who has already registered (from the links across the top of the page) and enter your own details/requirements. See below:

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Dell Quay 2017 Racing Season Starts This Weekend

With Spring almost upon us the new racing season starts on Saturday with the first two races of the Early Helm Series, followed by the Early Trophy series on Sunday.

The Early Helm Series is a set of handicap races, with the series winner awarded the Palmer Goblet Trophy.

The Early Trophy Series incorporates class starts with the Solo class going first, followed by the Handicap class and then the Junior class. The introduction of the Junior class start is new this year and will enable juniors to experience racing alongside the adult fleets. Series winners are awarded the Jack Lewis Trophy for the Handicap Class and the Single Handed Trophy for the Solo Class. A dedicated trophy for the Junior Class is currently under review.

So do come along and support this popular DQSC activity and of course have a lot of fun. Even if you are new to racing please come and give it a go as beginners are always encouraged and are given plenty of support. Details of how to start racing can be found in the Club Racing section of the DQSC website under “Have A Go”.

The Early Helm races start at 13:45 on Saturday and the Early Trophy races at 14:30 on Sunday


Dell Quay Sailing Club

RYA Shore based Day Skipper Course


The RYA Shore based Day Skipper Course run at Dell Quay Sailing Club over the winter has come to an end.

Giles Hall, Rear Commodore Sailing kindly attended and handed out certificates to the students.



 left to right: Margaret Holder, Jane Matthews, Rik Norton, Bill Freshwater,

Carol Andrews(trainer), Matt Rhodes, Madaleine Owens  and Clive Norris


The students undertook the shore based course over 23 weeks learning about boat and crew safety, navigation, weather and passage planning.


New Years Eve Extravaganza




Dig out your dancing shoes, and brush off those glad rags for the
DQSC Masked New Year’s Eve Party!

Save the date in your diaries and come along and make it a night to remember!

More details to follow!….

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