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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.


 Book now



Recent losses and damage in the dinghy park


It has come to our attention that up to five boats have had their covers slashed with what appears to be a sharp knife. Some foils and sails have been removed.  This has been reported to West Sussex police.  They have advised that each member affected is required to report the criminal damage and theft.  

They advise as follows:
Please ask all the victims to report this individually to Sussex Police, we will need full details of property stolen or damaged.  The crime reference number for your third party report is 47170064681.  

For your information the Sussex Police Website has online reporting forms which can be used to report various incident types to us. We also have online Advice pages offering additional information and guidance.

We do not yet know the full extent of the damage to members boats, and importantly we do not know what may have been stolen.

We are meeting in the dinghy park at 10.45 on Saturday 13th May to check if any other boats have been affected. Once we have a full list we will then contact owners so that they can report the incident to Sussex police and the club so that we have a record.  

Anyone aware of damage and missing items are asked to complete an online report  with the details of the damage and what if anything has been stolen.  If you have any information in relation to the incident please email so we can inform the relevant authorities.

Many Thanks


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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The ever popular Bembridge Cruiser Rally with Dinghies is just around the corner

June 10th & 11th

bembridge300x140In the past few years we have had a great time  with  several cruisers and dinghies making the  short hop across the Solent to Bembridge Harbour.

This year the Rally coincides with Jazz on the  Quay which has an excellent reputation.

We have reserved some berths with the marina  office for the cruisers and there will be space for  any intrepid dinghy's that are making the crossing.

As always, we will have safety boat cover and all dinghy's will be asked to carry a hand held radio in case they need any assistance.  

The sign up form to let us know you are coming is on the club website.  It's important that you sign up either dinghy or cruiser as we have to let Bembridge Marina know so they reserve the right number of berths.

In the past we have enjoyed the hospitality of Brading Haven Yacht Club for dinner but as the club is involved in the Jazz Festival that option is not open to us this time.

There are several other possibilities available which you can find out about as and when you sign up. The dinghy's are being led by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (07971 659585) and the cruisers by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (07812 039422).  Any dinghies wishing to make the crossing can talk to Mark about accommodation as some cruisers may have a berth, there is the option of sleeping on your boat or there is B&B close by.

If you want to attend Jazz on the Quay tickets can still be purchased online.
If you know Bembridge Harbour at all you will realise that the music will be heard from almost anywhere but there is a separate area with seating that you need tickets for.

The 2017 Bembridge Rally with Dinghies promises to be a classic this year so sign up straight away, and book your Jazz tickets before they all go.

We look forward to hearing from you.
All the best,
John & Mark


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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


Dell Quay Sailing Club

RYA Shore based Day Skipper Course


The RYA Shore based Day Skipper Course run at Dell Quay Sailing Club over the winter has come to an end.

Giles Hall, Rear Commodore Sailing kindly attended and handed out certificates to the students.



 left to right: Margaret Holder, Jane Matthews, Rik Norton, Bill Freshwater,

Carol Andrews(trainer), Matt Rhodes, Madaleine Owens  and Clive Norris


The students undertook the shore based course over 23 weeks learning about boat and crew safety, navigation, weather and passage planning.


The Austrian Chalet Evening


Many of us enjoyed the recent Austrian Chalet Evening - many thanks to Anne and her team for organizing this, Nick and his team for the catering and Anita, Jean and Michaela and team for the lovely decorations. It was a great evening and so good to see juniors there – dressed as the Von Trapp Family – look out for the photos.  





New Years Eve Extravaganza




Dig out your dancing shoes, and brush off those glad rags for the
DQSC Masked New Year’s Eve Party!

Save the date in your diaries and come along and make it a night to remember!

More details to follow!….


RYA Day Skipper Success at DQSC

Eight Day Skipper Theory course students recently received their hard earned RYA/MCA Certificates from Peter King, Rear Commodore Sailing. 
The course was run over the winter for a period of 23 weeks at Dell Quay. For two hours every week the students learned about navigation, boat safety, weather systems, forecasts and skippering skills.
A big well done to the dedication and perseverance of the students. I, for one, look forward to seeing the students developing their Day Skipper skills this season.
I am thinking about running a course during next winter so if people are interested I will get another course set up beginning in October 2016.
Carol Andrews
Day Skipper Theory Students
DQSC Day Skipper Students proudly displaying their certificates



There have been a number of recent reports where club members have received emails that looked suspicious and appeared to come from other Club members.

The basic premise of these emails is that "I have been mugged in [somewhere], and I need money to pay the hotel bill"

These emails are completely bogus, although very convincing as they appear to come from someone you probably know, and are CC'd to others you know are also friends of the sender.

If in doubt your usual prudence should prevail. For information you can always forward them to

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