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 Stand Up Paddle Boarding

We are holding Another "Stand Up Paddle Board" Taster Session (for beginners)

Friday 28th June, start time 17:30.


Back by highly popular demand.. Stand Up Paddle board Taster session 2

On Friday 28th June at 17:30 - £10 payable online in advance preferably please.

Come and learn about this exciting sport, with great tuition and hire of a state of the art board.
The session is aimed at adult beginners and is likely to be very popular. Book early to avoid disappointment. This will be our last tutored session this season.

The club is subsiding these events in order to actively encourage this sport amongst our members and their families.

All you need is suitable clothing, a buoyancy aid, enthusiasm and an interest in trying a new sport!


Schedule –
17:30 – Introduction and safety briefing to the group
18:00 – Dry land tuition to group of 16 club members
18:30 – Group 1 (8 members) out on the water
19:30 – Group 2 (8 members) out on the water
20:30 – Training session ends with Q&A group chat AND PIZZA!


Book place on a SUP NOW!


If you want to eat as well please book your slice of PIZZA now as well £5 per head.


  Book the SUP Tasters SUPper - Pizza


Oh and the Bar will be open for the spectators.

Happy SUP ing!


DQSC SUMMER CRUISE  4th – 21st July 2019


This year, the general consensus is that we head to the west country.


This cruise will see us spending up to 18 days away, enough time to visit the English Riviera, the hidden creeks and the historic ports of Devon and Cornwall, and if conditions are very good, possibly the Isles of Scilly. For those who have not been on the summer cruise before, it is a relaxed affair with no hard and fast rules other than to work as best we can with the wind and tide. Crews who cannot get away for the full cruise are welcome to joins us for part of it.


Firmer details will be issued closer to the time when we have an idea of the weather conditions. If you have any general questions about the club summer cruise, please call Barrie (or Sue) Pearson.


If you wish to join this rally please register your interest here.

Barrie Pearson



 Satisfaction Survey 2019:
Your club - your chance to have a say

Regardless of your reasons for joining Dell Quay Sailing Club and how you spend your time when you visit, we want you to feel satisfied.

We know it’s not always easy for you to tell us directly how you feel, or what you want us to do differently, so we’re joining in with the RYA who are conducting a survey to give you a chance to share your thoughts anonymously.

The survey will be emailed directly to you, and will be open for the whole of June. It won’t take long to fill in and, if you prefer, you can complete the survey in chunks. Each time you click on the link it will take you back to where you left off. It couldn’t be easier.

We know you’ll be just as interested in the feedback as we are. After the survey, we will share the findings with you and let you know what action we plan to take.

Please take this opportunity to tell us what you think; it’s your chance to have a say and it will be ten minutes well spent!

Dell Quay Sailing Club have chosen to take part in this survey which is being organised and funded by the RYA. The survey will be delivered by TLF Research and carried out in accordance with data protection regulations and industry best practice.



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.


As part of our annual review, and following updates to the RYA recommended template, the Dell Quay Sailing Club Privacy Policy has been updated and a copy can be found here.

May I also take this opportunity to remind all members that they need to complete a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Consent Form.  You only need to do this once, unless you wish to change the consent you have previously provided.  Return of this form enables the club to comply with the Law, and also allows us to manage, process and share your personal data in accordance with your requirements.  There are 2 Consent Forms at the link above - the main one needs to be completed by all club members aged 13 or over.  The Parental Consent form needs to be completed for all club members aged under 13.  It is important that it is the parent/legal guardian that completes this form, who may not necessarily be a club member.

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

Many thanks


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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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



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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