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Laying up of Boats Service at Apuldram Church

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Sunday 15th October at 11.00am just before the club Sunday Lunch that day  there is a Laying up of Boats Service at Apuldram Church. This is  a joint service for the sailing,  boat building and fishing communities of  Dell Quay, Fishbourne and Apuldram to mark the time when traditionally boats were 'hauled out of the water' for their winter lay up.    

Our Commadore has very kindly agreed to say a few words at the service.

All DQSC members, family and friends are welcome to attend.


Nick Atkin's Sunday Lunch

Sunday 15th October



Join us on Sunday 15th October at 13:00 for one of Nick's fantastic and sumptuous Sunday lunches. 

Nick will be serving a two course lunch which will include a choice of a roasted meat joint or a meat pie.

These will be served with a mix of seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes & gravy.

For dessert, there will a choice of a comforting hot pudding or a delectable cold option. 

Cost will be £10 now £7.50 per head.


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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.






Dinghy Cruise: To Itchenor

Saturday 15th July

Hot on the heels of of fabulous cruises to Bosham, East Head and of course the Cobnor camp comes our next cruise to Itchenor for an ice cream or perhaps a drink at the ship!

Safety boat support will be provided

Meet at DQSC 14:30 for a 15:00 departure. Please sign up in the usual place via the website

If anyone would be willing to lead that would be much appreciated (please sign up on Dutyman) as I cannot make this one!

Jon Wilburn


Duty Officer Update/Social 7 July

Hello Everyone

I would like to introduce Jem Lineham to you who has agreed to step forward and take on the Principal Duty Officer role which the General Committee has created. We hope that this role will provide a focus on this important aspect of the safe running of DQSC.  

Jem will ensure that the information is up to date for you and will, a couple of times a year, run a social evening of updates. I am sure it will be more involved but we don’t want to frighten Jem off!!

Even if you have done the role many times before things do change along with DQSC’s responsibilities so these updates will be very much for all of you.  We would very much like to hear about your experiences and how we can improve things for your duty and the club overall.

You are Invited to

A Duty Officer Social and Update

Friday 7th July 7.30pm

Please come and have a drink on us.

RSVP to Jem:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We look forward to seeing you


Images of the weekends Open Meetings

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If you would like to see images taken at the two open meeting that took place at the club this weekend then hover over the "News" menu to see a new sub menu called "Photo Gallery"

We would very much like to keep a photo record of activites at the club. If you have images you would like to share so we can add to these galleries, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will organise a method of collection that is most convenient for you.




Tuesday 13th June 2017    HW Portsmouth 14:54, 4.4m

A visit to the lovely Beaulieu River is always a delight, come and join in this season’s first rally to Bucklers Hard. Three cruisers (Parity, Opus IV, Fairwind of Dell Quay) have already signed up and places have been booked on the mid river pontoon. Walk ashore berths can be reserved by contacting the marina at Bucklers Hard on 01590 616200.

The river entrance is ~3.5nm NW of Cowes. Leave Chichester Harbour entrance at HW-2hrs and carry the west going tide to the seasonal yellow racing mark that lies close to the leading line. Align the leading marks (front is red No 2 beacon and rear is the west edge of Lepe House) on 324o to get you over the Bar, (avoid LW-2 to LW+2hrs) and then follow the well-marked channel through beautiful countryside for 3 miles up to Bucklers Hard.

Moor up alongside the floating pontoon in the river just up from the marina and use the tender to get ashore for showers and the Yachtsman’s Galley and Bar at The Master Builder’s House Hotel. Marina berths with walk ashore pontoons are also available in Bucklers Hard Yacht Harbour. There is plenty to do; visit the Maritime Museum and learn about ship building in 18th century at Buckler’s Hard, walk or take the dinghy up the river to Beaulieu village for shopping and afternoon tea or visit the Motor Museum. If the weather is good, why not extend the cruise and sail to nearby Lymington, Yarmouth, Newtown River or Cowes.

NOTE: Double HW at springs, the 2nd HW is 13/4 hrs after the first.  There is a 2 hr stand at neaps


Please let us know you are coming, so we can plan ahead

Rally Leader: Sue Pearson: Home 01403 75233, Mobile 07803 755308

Aboard ‘Fairwind of Dell Quay’ Monitoring channel 8: Call up ‘Fairwind’

VHF Ch 68 ‘Beaulieu River Radio’   Call up when you enter the river.    

Harbour Master’s Office 01590 616200 e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Visit Beaulieu River website for further information:


First Aid Courses 2017 / 18first-aid-man

Date have now been finalised for the 2017/18 First Aid courses.

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

  • Saturday the 14th October 2017
  • Saturday 13th January 2018


This one day course is tutored by Steve Gravells , whose previous courses have had exceptionally high satisfaction rates.

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.  The course is very competitively priced at £40.

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


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Find a Crew or Skipper by Joining the DQSC Crew Register Now

Are you a Yacht Skipper or Dinghy Helm looking for crews for cruiser rallies, dinghy racing or dinghy cruises?

Are you looking for the opportunity to crew for Yacht Skippers or Dinghy Helms?

If so then sign up for the DQSC Skipper / Crew Register.

It's very easy. Just follow these few simple steps:

1. Login to the DQSC website.

2. Under the User Menu click on the Skipper / Crew Register link.

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3. You will then be taken to the Skipper / Crew Register web page. You can then see who has already registered (from the links across the top of the page) and enter your own details/requirements. See below:

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Dell Quay 2017 Racing Season Starts This Weekend

With Spring almost upon us the new racing season starts on Saturday with the first two races of the Early Helm Series, followed by the Early Trophy series on Sunday.

The Early Helm Series is a set of handicap races, with the series winner awarded the Palmer Goblet Trophy.

The Early Trophy Series incorporates class starts with the Solo class going first, followed by the Handicap class and then the Junior class. The introduction of the Junior class start is new this year and will enable juniors to experience racing alongside the adult fleets. Series winners are awarded the Jack Lewis Trophy for the Handicap Class and the Single Handed Trophy for the Solo Class. A dedicated trophy for the Junior Class is currently under review.

So do come along and support this popular DQSC activity and of course have a lot of fun. Even if you are new to racing please come and give it a go as beginners are always encouraged and are given plenty of support. Details of how to start racing can be found in the Club Racing section of the DQSC website under “Have A Go”.

The Early Helm races start at 13:45 on Saturday and the Early Trophy races at 14:30 on Sunday

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