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
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
See the Dabchicks events calendar for more details
Sunday 25th November
Plus we are starting to add some great events for 2019!!
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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
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
Island's Tribute to Our Fallen
Sundower week ends with a stunning sunset and party!
SUNDOWNER AND MID-SUMMER FEST
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!
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