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For all those members and families who are new to sailing, or just new to DSC, welcome to the club on behalf of the Flag officers, Committee members and other club members. We hope you will enjoy being a member of our club and take up as many opportunities as possible to join us both in the sailing and social events.

A number of things characterise DSC - its family atmosphere, the variety of sailing we do, its youth sailing, and its Optimist fleet among them. It is run entirely by volunteers and all members have to undertake duties during the year.

Cadet member's families are expected to do their club duties as well as helping the cadet fleet in some way, and are encouraged to join in the life of the club as a whole. Ideally we would like to see the adults join in the club races too...

Find out more about us and the RYA Champion Club Programme

RYA Champion Club Programme

Dabchicks Sailing Club is affiliated to the RYA and a constituent club of the RYA Eastern Region www.ryaeast.org

Thinking about joining Dabchicks,
download a membership form & read the Clubs General Rules

Thinking of joining us? Click here for the 2018 membership form

New Bar opening times


See the Dabchicks events calendar for more details

Click to Buy Winter 2018 Social Tickets Here

Plus we are starting to add some great events for 2019!!

Dabchicks host the Marlow Rope-Show 8th May 2019

News Stories

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Just 3 years before the start of WW1 Dabchicks was founded

May 20th 1911 - a meeting was held at the Victory Hotel to form a sailing club for small craft. It was decided that the club be named the Dabchicks Sailing Club and the following members were elected officers: theRev. C. F. Yonge, Commodore; Capt. Harden, vice-commodore; H. Welham hon. Secretary; W. Trim, hon, treasurer – with Messrs. Ben Hewes, A Mussett, Sam French, G. Littleshales, H Banks junior, A Stoker, C Mussett, F. Wyatt, J Mussett, H. Hewes, William Wyatt, C. Hewes, C. Woods on the committee. Jess Pullen was starter/timekeeper. (Text from the clubs history)

Sadly looking at the list of names, it seems very likely that some of the fallen would have sailed at Dabchicks

The silhouettes standing in the water we all love, form an amazing memorial

Mersea Island Tribute to Our Fallen

 Mersea Island's Tribute to Our Fallen

The Mersea Island fallen tribute

Poppies on the Strood

Dabchicks Sailing Club end of Sundowner week 2018

Sundower week ends with a stunning sunset and party!

Dabchicks Sailing Club Sundowner Party


After a windy start to Sundowner 2018 the sailors were blessed with lighter winds, sunshine and high tides. Congratulations to James Brosnan-Wren for winning the series, followed by Will Powell in 2nd and Bruce Woodcock in 3rd and  and thankyou to all those who volunteered during the week. Our inaugural Mid-Summer Fest wrapped the week up last night, and saw over 140 of our Members doing what they do best  - party! The summer night was long and warm, the food delicious and the disco got everyone raving up until last orders. We raised over £1200 for the RIB Fund - Thank you! 



16th - 17th June, Dabchicks hosted the IOCA Eastern Area Championships

Saturday Dinghy Sailing with Jade Fleet - News up-date

Committee boat duty – a volunteer’s account of the day! Read more


Its not very pretty, but did you know the clubs blue waste bin is greener than you think!

Our waste contractors CSH Enviromental have one of the most advanced recycling centres in the region

and aim for a Zero To Landfill Target, read more


The 2018 Dinghy Racing Chart is available now!  Laminated copies are available to purchase from the bar for just £2.50, to stick in your boat.



Dabchicks Sailing Club has been a special place for its members for over 100 years. In 2011, Dabchicks celebrated 100 years of sailing on the waters of this unique and beautiful place of Mersea Island. Did you know its now possible to leave your club a lasting legacy



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