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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.

 

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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.

 

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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Looking after the Pontoon & Balcony

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