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There’s something happening for all Dinghy Sailors almost every day during the season:

  • MondayClub Racing (Improvers & Advanced) and Sunset Series -Cadets (Advanced Training/Racing)
  • TuesdaySocial Sailing (range of abilities) and Sunset Series -Cadets (Beginners)
  • WednesdaySunset Series – Cadets (Beginners/(Improvers)
  • ThursdayLadies Social Sailing (range of abilities)
  • Friday – Making the most of crewing & helming opportunities on the Keelboats
  • SaturdaySocial Sailing (Improvers & Advanced)
  • Sunday SessionsClub Racing (Improvers & Advanced)

Our racing, training and social sailing are run solely by the volunteer members of the Club; it is a requirement that if you participate in any of the above you must also contribute by volunteering to help. New volunteers are always welcome regardless of experience and training can be provided if necessary. Please do not hesitate to contact dinghy.captain@dabchicks.org to express your availability to help.

We look forward to seeing you on the water!!!

Sunset Series – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Evenings

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings from May to Cadet Week

Time: 18:30

Ages welcome: Aged 8 and 18 yrs

Level of experience required: Any- Cadets split into differentiated fleets.

More information can be found on the Sunset Series page.

Club Racing – Monday Evenings

Handicap racing for experienced sailors.

Racing round the creeks and the quarters for an hour or so then back to the bar to dissect the race.

When: Selected Monday evenings from May to August

Time: 7pm Usually Club Line Start

Ages welcome: 8yrs+

Level of experience required: Competent to sail and race unaided

Contact: tim.wood@dabchicks.org

Adult Dinghy Sailing – Tuesday Evenings

Leisurely sailing for all Members using their own boats or hiring a boat, with support boats provided. Beginners welcome.

When: Tuesday evenings from the start of May till September

Time: 18:30 on the water

Ages welcome: 18 and upwards

Level of experience required: Any

Ladies Social Sailing – Thursday Evenings

We can’t offer qualified instruction but there are people happy to take the inexperienced out for a sail. We always have safety boats on the water whilst we are sailing. The first evening meet is ashore, in late April / early May, for registration/introduction and a chance to meet and ask questions. The first sailing evening is in early May, weather permitting, ready to launch at 18:30.
Please come prepared with warm waterproof clothing, a buoyancy aid and either water boots or old trainers. You must be a member of Dabchicks Sailing Club to take part in Ladies Sailing but we do offer three taster sessions which will give you the opportunity to decide if sailing is for you. Dabchicks have boats to hire for members.
We are a very friendly group who encourage and support each other. We always finish the evening with a drink and a few nibbles and lots of laughs about the fun we have had on the water.

When: Thursday evenings from the start of May till September

Time: 18:30 on the water

Ages welcome: 16yrs and upwards

Level of experience required: Any

Saturday Social Sailing

Fun dinghy sail / cruise around the creeks for the whole family, then back to the club for DIY BBQ and drinks on the terrace

Ages welcome: All welcome

Level of experience required: Anyone who can get themselves safely around the creeks. Support Boats are provided

Rigged and ready to sail at 4pm.

Contact: Pat patrick.hill@dabchicks.org

Dates: on full Calendar

Sunday Sessions – Club Racing

Whilst we use the term ‘race’ all dinghies (including optimists)  are welcome and encouraged to take part.  Show up, start from the Club Line (inside start), sail around a course and come back to the club to enjoy the atmosphere.

One race per Sunday Session with series running for Optimists, Fast and Slow Handicap Dinghies, with race lengths tailored to suit.  The aim is to get sailors in and out of the water in good time to come back to the club to enjoy the facilities, discover the results and have time for a chat with fellow competitors and the support team.

When: Sundays

Time: Various – depending upon the tide

Ages welcome: Aged 8 and up

Level of experience required: Anyone who can get themselves safely round a course. Support boats are provided.

Contact: dinghy.captain@dabchicks.org

Dates: on full Calendar

Sailing Programme

The  Sailing Programme  is available for download.

Race Chart

You can download a  Dinghy Racing Chart containing a wealth of useful information including; location of marks.
Laminated copies are available to purchase from the bar for just £2.50.

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