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East Head Cruise 

Sunday 25th August


With a promising forecast why not come and join fellow club members for a classic bank holiday sail to East Head and back this coming sunday?

We will meet at the club at 8.30am for a short briefing ready to depart promptly at 9.00am. The sands at East Head offer the perfect chance to sunbathe, swim, play games and eat picnics! We will return as the tide floods late afternoon and aim (wind dependent) to be back at Dell Quay by 5.30 - 6.00pm.

Please note that the cruise is supported by a patrol boat but all crews sail at their own risk. Helpful support and advice is always on offer but sailors must be capable and have seaworthy boats with oars, anchors and a tow rope.

I hope to see many of you at the club on Sunday.


Let us Know you are Coming

Jon Wilburn 07740252058




Fun Friday 6th September.


Come down on a Friday evening to sail, paddle and socialise. Enjoy a delicious supper of Paella followed by an ice cream, £5 per head. Book early to avoid disappointment!


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Summer BBQ

Saturday 31/8 at 4 pm.


Come down and enjoy some sailing, paddling or socialising on the deck, and relax with delicious BBQ food, from 4pm.

Cost £7.50 a head or £5 for children under 12 years.

Lollies for pudding!

Let's hope for sunshine and high spirits!


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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.


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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Bosham Dinghy Cruise - 30th September


Our final dinghy cruise of the season will be a return visit to the historic village of Bosham.  This ever popular event promises to be a rewarding cruise with the chance for a drink or an ice cream in the middle!

This is a PATROL boat supported cruise but all crews must be capable of independent sailing. All boats should have a tow line, anchor, oar(s) and a bailer. If you have a hand held VHF then please bring it also.

We will meet at Dell quay at 1300 with boats rigged & ready to go (please ensure you sign in on the white board in the club house). There will be a short safety briefing in the club house at 1315 ready  for a prompt departure at 1330

Please use the online registration form (under dinghy cruising) to sign up.

Hope to see lots of you on the day!

Cruise Leader: Jon Wilburn

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