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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


21st April- Sunset Series Boat Inspection
25th April - Sunset Safety Boat Briefing
28th April - Gin Tasting Night
1st May - First Adult Dinghy Sailing
2nd May - Sunset Series Starts
3rd May - First Ladies Sailing
4th May - First Friday Night Racing
5th May - First Saturday Jade Fleet
5th May - Oppy Skills - Diamond Fleet
6th May - First Sunday Session and BBQ
16th June - IOCA Eastern Area Championships

See the Dabchicks events calendar for more details

Annie Heathcote will be running two RYA First Aid courses at WMYC on 14th April and 19th May. These courses are open to members of both WMYC & DSC at the a reduced rate for members of £50 per person. This includes certificate and the new RYA first Aid manual. The course starts at 9am upstairs at WMYC and will finish aprox 4.30/5pm.

To book please contact Annie Heathcote on 07762234288

Sundowner Party

Sundowner racing will be Mon 18th, Tue 19th, Thur 21st & Saturday 23rd June.....more details soon!

News Stories

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Commodores Update

Yet more snow! The Beast from the East and his kid brother are leaving an indelible memories of winter ’18 and so did the wine tasting event!  Andrew Caslin led us through a range of high quality, delicious and affordable wines providing expert insight making the whole thing fun and an education.  Several of the members immediately put their knowledge to the test and then ran a little rum tasting too… 

Meanwhile the Club continues to limber up ready for the season to start.  I am delighted to announce that Rachel Ramsay has taken up the post as Club Manager.  This is a key move in professionalising the way we work and a drive to improve the membership experience.  It should also take some pressure off hard working volunteers who manage the ever growing legislative and administrative demands on community clubs. Please join me in wishing Rachel every success.  

Jojo Taylor has stepped down as the Rear Commodore after more than five years.  Jojo has been instrumental in the rebuild of the club after the flood and leaves the Dabchicks in good health.  We wish her the very best.  

Meanwhile do not forget the Gin tasting in April and for those of you who have yet to to renew your memberships please seize the moment.


Attention all users of the Hammerhead (floating pontoon on Coast Road)
Refurbishment work starts 13th March. Click to read CBC notice


Check out the start of the Dabchicks Christmas Pudding race and the Results

Check out great Optimist Video from IOCA - Girl Power



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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