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
Did you know that Club members can hire club dinghies? Click Dabchicks
See the Dabchicks events calendar for more details
Online entries now open
Sundowner racing will be Mon 18th, Tue 19th, Thur 21st & Saturday 23rd June.....more details soon!
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Revised Bar opening time information can be found here
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.
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 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