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Cruiser Rally - Yarmouth IOW

Wednesday 8th May 2019


The third organised cruise of the DQSC 2019 season will be to Yarmouth IOW.  

With six hours of west-going spring tide at Chichester Bar from 12:30 and hopefully benign weather conditions, a late afternoon arrival at Yarmouth is a reasonable prospect.
Provisional marina berthing for participating DQSC yachts has been arranged and with a recent change in policy by Yarmouth Harbour, an advance payment is no longer necessary.

Rally Leader: Ron Foden (01243 771314) or email Ron
To join the rally - register using the club website rally sign up form


Register Online

HW Chichester Entrance: Wed 8th May: - 14.45 BST -  Thurs 9th May: - 15.30 BST

Any queries please contact me.


A Warm Welcome to the New Members Evening 

27th April 2019   7.00 pm sharp

I invite you to join Flag Officers and myself for an informative evening, to welcome all new and existing members to the club, to meet new people, and update your knowledge of all the opportunities offered within the club.
There will be presentations by Flag Officers to cover the following aspects:

  • Welcome and Introductions by the Commodore.
  • Dinghy Sailing activities.
  • Cruising including Model Boats.
  • Social events.
  • Club Communications including Website, eNews and other IT things you need to know.
  • Duties.

There will be a buffet supper - £7.50 per head (£5.00 children 12 years and under) and the bar will be open from 6.30.

Please book if you wish to eat, no need to book if you are just coming along, all welcome


Book for the Buffet


Please arrive a little early to sign in - we want to start at 7pm sharp.  Don’t forget, the bar will be open from 6.30pm.
We look forward to welcoming you to Dell Quay Sailing Club.


Good Friday April 19th - DQSC Team Racing event

Something completely different for all members...teamracing
No need to rig your own boats, just bring your sailing kit bag.....the team racing event will be using the 8 Club Picos - stored on the quay!
Come along for a 10.00am briefing in the clubhouse with Rob Nunn who has kindly volunteered to run the event.

Details are:

  • Briefing in the club at 10.00am. Please be at the briefing if you wish to be part of the event for the day.. First pair of teams starting on the water at 11.00am
  • Teams and boats will be drawn at random at the 10:00am briefing, we will have teams of 2. (8 identical Pico Boats available, rigged and sailed single handed with just the mainsail - no jibs or crews)
  • Short racing (15mins max. per race) 2 teams race against each other.
  • Committee boat start from the Dory 'Fred West', with a very simple course close to the club.
  • Changeover of teams / boats using the club pontoon on the south side of the club.
  • A Round robin event, depending on numbers, each team will initially race at least once against an opposing team, and then a knock out event to get and overall winning team.
  • If there is some breeze that day, it could be quite fun in the Picos....


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No dinghy sailing on the 12th of May because of the late tide?

…then come for a beautiful, scenic run or walk, around Chichester Harbour, with fellow runners and walkers, raising money for a local school at the Fishbourne Flat Five.

Each year we raise money for a different charity or good cause ‘local’ to Fishbourne and Apuldram. Do come and join in the fun!





Fun Fridays 2019 kick off on Friday April 26th.

Come to the club to enjoy some social sailing with other members of the club.

High water is at 17.45 and a meal will be available at about 7pm.

If you wish to have the meal, Michaela is preparing a chicken casserole and fruit crumble, you need to book here. 


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Bookings for a meal will close at  5pm on Thursday April 25th. 

There is no need to book for sailing only.

£5 per head.







HW Chi Ent:  Tuesday 14:58 4.6m    Wednesday 15:36 4.5m


Let us know to expect you, please.


Perfect destination for a shake down cruise, just aim for St Helen’s Fort from West Pole, cross the shipping channel and once you are near the tide gauge follow the well buoyed channel into the harbour.

Call up Bembridge Marina on Ch 80 when you reach the breakwater and friendly berthing staff will assist you

DQSC rallies listen out on Ch 8

For further useful information on Bembridge Harbour visit their website

Why not start the season with a Solent Mini cruise, sign up for the Portsmouth rally on Saturday 6 April and stay out for a couple of nights and go to Bembridge on Tuesday



Junior Training

Wednesday April 17th - Thursday 18th

juniorCome junior2and brush off the cobwebs from your dinghy and venture out on the water for the start of the 2019 season.

Minimum age is 8 years old.

Let us know if you need to borrow a club boat - numbers will be restricted due to number of available club boats and safety provision.

Priority will be given to those who are on the waiting list for Junior Week.

Sorry! Places are now all allocated

Format and Content will be similar to the same event last year.



Darts and Games versus Emsworth Slipper SC


You may not be aware that we have a friendly and competitive Darts competition with Emsworth Slipper SC every year on Good Friday.   Over the past few years dominoes has crept onto the programme which take place while you are not on the oche.

This is a long standing event with a great tradition, all club members are welcome.  Dont worry if you haven't played darts since last years event or even longer, its all about supporting the club, making up a team and having a good night. But if you can throw a half reasonable dart or 3 please come along.

We play 301 straight in double out, so that should indicate the abilities or lack of them that are required to get involved.

Not that we are competitive in any way, but we do have a practice night on April 12th at 19:00 when the bar will be open and nice meal on offer of Shepards Pie and Chocolate Fudge Cake, and guess what there is no charge.

The big match is on April 19th at 19:00 with another splendid meal Chicken Curry and Eton Mess and again no charge.


Darts Practice April 12th

Book for the Practice Evening


Darts Match April 19th

Book for the Competition Evening


See you there, the emphasis is on fun and meeting sailors from another club in the harbour.




DQSC Junior Sailing


Hello all Junior Sailors, as the weather is getting warmer, it will be soon time to start sailing. As your new junior lead, I would really like to hear your ideas for 2019. Please ask you parents to help you with this survey just follow the link below. Junior Sailing Survey


I am also hosting the first junior committee of the year on Wednesday 27th March at 1830 at Dell Quay Sailing Club, please come and have a say in your junior events.






Cruiser Supper

2nd March 2019


We originally planned this event last November, but on the day Billy Taylor the speaker had to rush off to deal with a family emergency when his son was taken ill.

We are very pleased that we have been able to secure Billy for another attempt on Saturday March 2nd.

The event is being held to support the charity for Young Onset Parkinson's Disease, with guest speaker Billy, one of the rowers taking part in the Indian Ocean Challenge.

The Challenge

In June 2018, four British men rowed their way into the record books by becoming the fastest four-man crew to row the Indian Ocean, while also conducting a research project that has the potential to redefine Parkinson's disease and raise £200,000 for their chosen charities.

Their Motivation

To raise awareness and funds for Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. The crew want to improve and build the support network for those diagnosed with Parkinson's at a young age, while

promoting the benefits of exercise and healthy living as a way of improving the symptoms associated with Parkinson's.

The evening meal will be a chicken curry provided by Roy Dyton who also prepared the last feast.

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 to confirm that you are able to attend on March 2nd

If you did not attend in November and would like to on March 2nd This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  The cost will be £7.50 for adults and £3.50 for children

The evening is bound to be popular so please sign up as soon as possible 

and support this very worthwhile charity event

For more information click here


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