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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.


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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AND For further advice on this matter please visit






Calling all ladies of the club.


The new WOW season is due to start again soon. As my first season as lead of WOW, I would like to invite you all to come sailing this year with us, whatever your experience is. We are about having fun and building confidence on the water for women.

I am planning a pre season supper in Chichester on Thursday 28th April. If you haven't recieved an email, telling you about WOW the year, please email me on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and I will add you to the mailing list, to keep you updated.

Looking forward to hear from you all, Hilary


Dear All

At a meeting of Project Kraken, I recall Sussex Constabulary recommending owners remove the plastic outboard covers and take them home with them. This makes the outboard difficult to sell on ebay and the thieves lose interest. Unfortunately our local force is unable to supply a weatherproof cover to replace it.

I have been in touch with Norfolk Constabulary who do sell PVC weatherproof covers for this purpose. If your members are interested, they should contact Martin Chapman, details on the poster.


Neil Burns

Rear Commodore Cruising

Thorney Island SC


Looking after the Pontoon & Balcony

Please take a look at the new club rules for the use and care of the Pontoon and Balcony.