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Victoria Yachts chased by Seal

December 2018

He's behind you - Oh no he isn't - Oh yes he is!


Well actually today’s racing was delayed by 20 minutes by the appearance of an inquisitive seal who found the Victoria's irresistible playmates.He/she was chasing the tail end of the boats and looked at one point as though he was going to have a friendly nibble!


Quick Note about the RYA First Aid course dates


The RYA First Aid Course that was scheduled for the 12 January 2019 has had to be rescheduled and will now be taking place on the 26th January 2019


There are still a few places available, so if this date suits you better please book online.




Dell Quay Sailing Club AGM LunchAGM2018

November 18th at 13:00







The pre AGM lunch prepared by Michaela and her team fresh on the day



Beef Bourguignon

new potatoes, peas and carrots (lactose and gluten free)

Vegetarian option on request:
Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with veg as above



Victoria Plum Crumble with custard (gluten free option also available)





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


Last chance this season to WOW the BOB's or BOB about with the WOW's

It’s the last BOB and WOW of the sailing season this Saturday 15th September, please join us at 14:00 to get out in the water sailing.

There maybe a very relaxed fun race and games, or you can just sail!!

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Hilary and Serge


RYA First Aid Courses 2018/19first-aid-man

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


  • Saturday 3rd November 2018 (08:45 - 17:00)
  • Saturday 12th January 2019 (08:45 - 17:00)   rescheduled, see below date
  • Saturday 26th January 2019 (08:45 - 17:00)


Training is only provided to existing members and those with applications pending but we welcome new membership enquiries to our club.

As in previous years, we have Steve Gravells from leading the course on both days, to cover all normal first aid, CPR and extra topics relating to water sports dangers.  Previous participants will know that Steve is an excellent, informative and entertaining course leader.

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. 

Cost is £40.00, payable by BACS, but only when your place is confirmed please.

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


 Book now



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


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




Cruiser Trophies

Now that we are all afloat, and we have replaced masts, sails and all the other bits that we took home for the winter (!/?) it is time to consider the cruising that we want to do, and what we would like to get out of it.

Those of us lucky enough to form your Cruiser Subcommittee have given long and serious consideration and discussion over the last few dark and very damp months about how to encourage people to go cruising, and routing around in the club’s office, we discovered the three Cruiser Trophies. Yes, we thought, something to aim for, as if getting away to Yarmouth, Cherbourg, St.Peter Port or Bembridge didn’t provide enough encouragement to get out.

But on a more serious note, the three Cruiser Trophies have been neglected over the last few years, but should be awarded as they record part of the history and activity of the club. It is our intention to polish them up (the pictures show that they have indeed been neglected!) and award them each year going forward.

For the Best Cruising Log / Account

(Submission deadline:- Lift-out, 27/10/18)

The Dell Quay Log Trophy will be awarded to the person, Skipper or participating Crew who submits the best account of a specific cruise. This can be either a formal log of a voyage, or a readable account of an expedition. The finalists will be judged on various attributes which might include readability, challenge, general interest, or anything that the judges think makes the submission stand out. (Hint: pictures could catch the judges’ eye) The judges (who may well protect their anonymity) will have absolute discretion and their decision will be final.

The completion will only be open to DQSC members. The subject voyage or expedition need not relate to voyages in home waters, but must have occurred during 2018.


For the Most Rallies Attended

earlybirdtrophyThe Early Bird Trophy. This used to be awarded to the first DQSC boat reaching Yarmouth IOW. However we considered that too easy, especially for members with marina berths!
This trophy will now be awarded to the DQSC member, again skipper or crew, who attends the greatest number of DQSC rallies in the season. (For avoidance of doubt, the cross channel rallies score 1 rally each) Skippers please take note: to avoid potential mutiny, ensure that all your crew are recorded on all rallies.

For Notable Accomplishment
cruisercupThe Cruiser Cup will be a discretionary award open to any club member.
It will be awarded to a person, who in the opinion of the Cruiser Sub-committee, deserves special recognition for their activity in support of cruising from Dell Quay. This could be for personal achievement, support of the club or other members of the club, in any respect, that stands out as going above and beyond.
Again, the judges’ decision will be final.
It is our intention that this award, together with the two other trophies, will be presented at an early winter Cruiser Social.

BBC Filming at Dell Quay Sailing Club

Last Thursday 20th July, Dell Quay played host to the BBC who were filming a new comedy series starring John Cleese and Alison Steadman. It was an interesting day as filming moved from the main characters climbing in and out of a vintage Jaguar XK120 parked on the Quay to a scene with a Punch & Judy show on the beach. They finished by filming John & Alison walking up the pontoon to the balcony.

During the day, the galley team provided a 'grazing table', buffet lunch and 2 course supper for the 50 strong crew (paid for of course)! Many thanks to those who worked so hard on providing this - Anne & Chris Sprules, Anita Fulton, Annette Moranne, Madaleine Owens, Chris Hannell, Pat Connors and a very helpful group of our Juniors.

We think that the new series (Edith) will start in the Autumn, so watch out for some familiar scenes then.




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