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Club Racing is open to all members whether you are a novice dinghy sailor or a National Champion.The programme runs from April right through to Boxing Day.  Regular racing occurs on Saturday afternoons and Monday evenings co-ordinated with high tides, and every Wednesday evening in the Sunset Series.  Further individual racing events take place throughout the year.  2018 Dinghy Programme

Please click on each series/event below for the Notice of Race which includes information such as dates, times, class flags and more, you will also find the Sailing instructions when published:

Social Sailing and Training is open to all members whether you are a novice dinghy sailor or a National Champion.   Run in a friendly environment, for those who enjoy dinghy sailing but prefer not, or are building up, to race.  Social Sailing and Training is run on several evenings a week. 

Please click on each event below for more information:


Monday Night Series

April to August on alternate Monday evenings (over 16’s).

(crews under 16 years permissible only with an adult in the boat, and at the discretion of the Race Officer).


Sunset Series

May to August every Wednesday evening.  Separate registration is required for this popular cadet racing and Optimist training/racing series.  Racing is also open to adults.



Sunday Session


One race then back to the Club for a BBQ and drinks on the terrace (Bring your own, the BBQ will be lit and ready!)


Commodore's Regatta


One day event in May


Sundowner Series


Four weekday evenings in June.


Dinghy Championships

One day, three race event in the summer.


Ladies Regatta

One race event (lady helms only).

  Christmas Pudding Race One race event normally on Boxing Day.

Dates/times and extra information are also in the DSC Event Calendar

Prizes are awarded for each class in each series or event; click DSC Dinghy Prize Giving to see the 2016 winners.  In addition, the impressive Dabchicks Trophy is awarded to the Centenary Club Champion of all three Saturday Series and the Dinghy Championships (full criteria in the Sailing Instructions).

The 2018 Dinghy Racing Chart contains a wealth of useful information including; the revised location of two marks and a number of new marks.  Laminated copies are available to purchase from the bar for just £2.50, to stick in your boat.

Dabchicks Open and National event racing

During 2016 DSC will be hosting a number of events including; Commodores Regatta, Topper Traveller, Optimist Open, Enterprise, Europe & International OK Open; full details can be found in the DSC Event Calendar


Jade Fleet


May to July, every Saturday: training for cadets in double or single handed boats.  Separate registration is required via Sunset Series.


Adult Sailing

May to September: social sailing for adults every Tuesday Evening.  Beginners are welcome.


Sunset Series


May to July, every Wednesday evening:  within Sunset Series there is training for Optimists sailors.  Separate registration is required.


Ladies Sailing


May to August/September, social sailing for ladies every Thursday evening. 

Dates/times and extra information are also in the DSC Event Calendar

Dinghy Forum

2017 minutes

Dabchicks Dinghy Hire

Club members can hire club dinghies form just £5 per person onboard

Dinghy Park

Dinghy park plan

Dinghy park application

Dinghy Park Rules

Volunteers needed for our racing, training and social sailing are run solely by the 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, training can be provided if necessary.  Please do not hesitate to contact dinghy.captain@dabchicks.org to express your availability to help.

Click to view useful links

Sunset series


Racing results

Dinghy Racing Chart

Sailing Instructions


We hope you will find this information helpful and we look forward to seeing you on the water!!!

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