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Cruiser Rally to Lymington 26th June




Lymington is a charming old town with plenty of opportunities for exploration and the waterfront is always buzzing with activity. Why not extend your cruise around the Western Solent with places to visit such as Cowes, New Town River and Yarmouth.

Those wishing to join the rally should register please   Register you are coming



Dick Hoare


Cruiser Rally to RYDE 17th July


Come along on Tuesday 17th July and have a gentle sail over to Ryde for a convivial get-together and evening meal at Ada Mediterranean Kitchen in the evening.

HW Portsmouth is at 1547 (springs) so should have plenty of water to get in and out.

Drinks and nibbles on or alongside Frith depending on numbers ( I have had nine folks in my cabin at a squeeze and another six in the cockpit).

Please let me know if you are coming with numbers and any special dietary requirements so that I can let the restaurant know, please use the comments box on the reistration form for these details.

I will keep an eye on the weather nearer the time and send updates to those who have signed up.

Register Here

Martin Watson - "Frith"


Club Boats Now Available To Book Online

The club boats online booking system is now up and running for members to book out dinghies.

This has been the culmination of many months of hard work by members of the Sailing Committee, supported by many volunteers and the Webmaster, in order to address issues of on-water safety and club boat fitness for use.

The new booking system will provide much better control over the use and availability of club boats for the benefit of club members. The club currently has a fleet of 18 dinghies, ranging in size from Optimist to Wayfarer, the majority of which can be booked by members now. Other boats will become available over time as the club's fleet is reviewed periodically by the Sailing Committee.

In order to comply with the club's responsibilities for on-water safety the boats can only be booked out for use during a scheduled club activity as follows:

Racing, WOW, BOB, Dinghy Cruising, Training Events, Junior Events and Fun Fridays

In order to book a boat it is necessary to first login to the club website. You should then select "Club Dinghies" from the "Club Resource Bookings" panel. This will take you into the booking system where you can select and book a boat.

Happy Sailing!


The National Solo Open in pictures

Another very sucessful National SOLO Open metting held at Dell Quay Sailing Club on the 2nd June 2018.

Follow this link for some pictures and even a video you can also read Mark Harpers report


Dear Member,

1.    A General Meeting (GM) of Dell Quay Sailing Club Ltd will be held in the Dell Quay Sailing Club House at 14.00 on Sunday 24 June 2018, the Agenda can be down loaded/viewed on the website.  The files can be downloaded as a single file (3 pages).  Paper copies will not be available at the club.

2.    The GM follows The Up The Creeks Race and BOB/WOW events during the morning and the Galley will be open for teas, coffee and cakes.


Piers Chamberlain
Honorary Secretary
Dell Quay Sailing Club Ltd
4 June 2018





Fun Friday

8th June


The first Fun Friday of the season. Dont miss it!

High Water: 19:39 4.1m

Fun starts at roughly 17:00 and the Galley will be open and serving a Mild Curry followed by Ice Lollies once the water has gone!


Book Now

 Booking closed on Thursday 7th at 20:00



Bosham (Itchenor) Cruise

Dell Quay Dinghy cruisers enjoyed another cruise on sunday 20th May. Eight boats including Wayfarers, Wanderers and Laser 2000s (and Alfie!) set off in clear blue skies with good intentions of reaching Bosham village. We easily made Westlands but unfortunately the light ESE wind and remaining flood tide made for very steady progress down Itchenor reach and Neptune had decided that Bosham was not to be. Itchenor beckoned and the plans were amended accordingly. After making fast to the public jetty some enjoyed the benefits of the Ship Inn whilst the majority queued for ice cream and enjoyed the view from the 'benches on the block'.

The younger contingent took the chance to get wet again and initiate a seaweed fight!

The return journey proved a little challenging as the wind remained very light and the tide had turned against us. Various outboard motors were utilised and some shared towing took place to help the fleet back to Westlands. From there we all enjoyed a steady cruise back to DQ. Well done to David Ellis who elegantly sailed his 2000 unassisted all the way home!

Forthcoming events for the diary (not to be missed!): Cobnor Camp 15-17th June and East Head Cruise 21st July, more info to follow but please sign up in the usual way online in the meantime.


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




Booking is now closed!

Lots of people have booked

Hope you all have a marvelous time.




The MAY Party

26th May 19:00 till you drop

An evening of Fun and Frivolity dancing to live music from "Tojonoma" and enjoying a scrumptious Summer Buffet



Itchenor Cruise Saturday 21st April

With the promise of more warm weather on the horizon why not join a dinghy cruise this coming saturday (21st April) to the lovely waterside village of Itchenor? There could even be chance for a drink at The Ship or a hot chocolate at the 'Quarterdeck' cafe!
If you have yet to get on the water this year this could be the perfect opportunity...

Further info:

  • Meet at DQSC at 1430 for a 1500 departure (HW 1645), return by approx. 1800 (weather permitting)
  • Safety boat support available throughout.
  • Friendly support available with any aspect of rigging/sailing.
  • Please ensure you have basic safety equipment to include the following as a minumum: oar(s) and tow rope.
  • Steve Potter will be the cruise leader/'lead boat' and will be available from 1430 at the club.
  • Please use the online sign up sheet to register your interest (dinghy cruising section of the website).
  • Further info. or questions can be directed via the dinghy cruising email or by calling Jon Wilburn 07740252058

Please see the other cruises in the year book and don't miss the unmissable Cobnor Camp 2018 scheduled for the 15-17 June!

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