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Dabchicks Dinghy Hire

Club members can hire the club dinghies

£10 per session for a Pico, Topper, Optimist
£20 per session for a RS Feva, Wayfarer or Sport 14

New Dinghy Hire Booking System for 2020

Coming soon …

Bookings: (listed below)

There are currently no bookings.


Early Monday before 16:30 pm
Late Monday after 16:30 pm

Early Tuesday before 16:30 pm
Late Tuesday after 16:30 pm

Early Wednesday before 16:30 pm
Late Wednesday after 16:30 pm

Early Thursday before 16:30 pm
Late Thursday after 16:30 pm

Early Friday before 16:30 pm
Late Friday after 16:30 pm

Early Saturday before 13:00 pm
Late Saturday after 13:00 pm

Early Sunday before 13:00 pm
Late Sunday after 13:00 pm

The sessions are scheduled to accommodate generally for series and events and the preparation time for members to participate in the Sailing Programme.

NOTE: The end time of each early session includes the boat being packed up and returned to its designated storage location.

Terms & Conditions

IMPORTANT: By hiring a Dabchicks Dinghy you are agreeing to the following conditions of hire.

Dinghy hire is available to all Members of Dabchicks Sailing Club, under 18’s with consent of a Parent/Guardian and under supervision of a Parent/Guardian or Coach.
The boats are insured but the member hiring the boat is responsible for any damage up to £250 for any one incident and for any damage not covered by insurance.
The dinghies are stored either in the club dinghy park or on the concrete apron beside the clubhouse. Boats must be returned to their spaces after use and the sails and foils returned to their secure storage place.

Bookings may be made up to 24 hours in advance although bookings for open regattas (i.e. Mersea Week, Cadet Week etc.) should be booked at least two months in advance. No more than three dates may be booked in advance.

Any breakage or fault must be reported, as soon as practicably possible, to the Bosun, Tony Hawkes by call or text 07859 420550.
Buoyancy aids MUST be worn at all times when on the water.
A mast float MUST be attached to the top of the RS Feva mast whilst the boat is in use.

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