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DELL QUAY SAILORS HONOURED BY HRH PRINCESS ANNE

Dell Quay Sailing Club’s John and Sue Nash have been awarded a RYA Community Joint Award for Lifetime Commitment for their exceptional voluntary contribution to Dell Quay Sailing Club and to the sport of sailing by the Royal Yachting Association Honours and Awards Panel. Their award was presented at a special dinner on 22 November by RYA President HRH Princess Anne, The Princess Royal.

Both Sue and John are former Commodores of the Club as well as serving in many other leadership roles over their years of membership. Current Commodore Ben Alcott said “Both Sue and John exhibit everything that is great about Dell Quay Sailing Club: passionate about our sport, a strong commitment to volunteering, and a remarkable ability to bring people together. We are so proud that they have been honoured in this way - they thoroughly deserve it!” Neither Sue or John seem ready to hang up their wetsuits just yet; Sue stood down as Commodore on 15 November 2019, but retains her role as Chief Instructor in the Club’s Training Centre and lead for Junior Week, and John is currently the Secretary for the Cruising Committee.

 

You spoke, We listened.
The Honesty Galley Trial

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We want our members and their guests to be happy. So, you spoke and we listened…

You asked for access to hot drinks and a selection of light snacks at all times.

Today, we opened the Honesty Galley, a humble ‘do it yourself’ café table under the Cruiser board in the club house.

 

We will endeavour to keep it stocked with a few snacks, coffee, tea and cuppa soup. Bear with us if we are low on stock when you are craving a Mars bar. We will get better at judging this as we monitor demand.

Our ask, please pay your dues in the money box, and tidy up after yourselves.

Use the plastic jug to top up the kettle. Put your 'used' mugs on the floor under the table. I will purchase a washing up bowl, unless anyone has an old one to donate?

We hope that you very much enjoy this new addition to hospitality at DQSC.

 

The House Committee

 

 

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March 2020: The end for water bottles at Dell Quay Sailing Club

As part of our drive to reduce the amount of rubbish produced by DQ, the galley will cease the sale of plastic bottles of water from next season (March 3, 2020). 

The galley will happily fill and refill members’ own bottles. So if you don’t already own one, now is the time to purchase a reusable water bottle!

Experience around the harbour is that reusable bottles are falling overboard and ending up in the harbour.  So we ask that you also give some thought to the secure fixing of bottles – anything from a bike bottle holder, to a bungee with a clip or a good old piece of Velcro could do the trick.

 

House Committee

 

LAYING UP SUPPER

SATURDAY 9th NOVEMBER

Now’s the time to book early  for the Laying up Supper!

Join an evening of relaxed  company to celebrate the end of our sailing season and all that happened on (and perhaps “in”) the water!  Come and join in the fun; enjoy a glass of something; discover what perhaps other members get up to – and see who has won, been honoured with, a Dell Quay Duck!

 

Menu
Starter Sharing Platters
Main

Chicken, Ham & Mushroom Pie
or
Steak & Ale Pie

[with seasonal vegetables]

Desert Banoffie Pie
or
Fruit Salad
Price: £10 [£8 for children under 12]


  
7pm for a prompt start at 7.30 please; this is a busy evening.

Please book on line and pay by Bank Transfer using the reference LAYINGUPSUPPER

 

 

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DQSC has two dates for the RYA First Aid course:

Saturday 9 November 2019 [2 places still available]

or

Saturday 1 February 2020.

Courses run from 08:45 to 17:00 at the club.

As before, we have Steve Gravells from tecrec.co.uk, to train participants on 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. The course costs £45 but is free to DIs, PBIs and aspiring instructors, provided you commit to instructing at DQSC at junior week or other courses.

Registration is only through the DQSC website, no log-in required. I will notify you if you have a confirmed place or are on the waiting list. Priority is given to DIs, aspiring DIs, PB instructors etc.

There is a maximum of 12 participants on each day. Even if you have done a first aid course before, it needs to be renewed every 3 years. I will hold a waiting list in case of any cancellations.

 

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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Results:

  • 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.

 

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 https://www.eugdpr.org/ and https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/

 

 

 

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)


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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.

 

 


 

 

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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