Dabchicks shop native for club clothing .......

Join Dabchicks Sailing Club on Facebook #dabchicks.sc

Home & News Page

Social Media   Dabchicks Bar  


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

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 Dinghy Hire



See the Dabchicks events calendar for more details

16th June - IOCA Eastern Area Championships

Online entries now open


Sundowner Party

Sundowner racing will be Mon 18th, Tue 19th, Thur 21st & Saturday 23rd June.....more details soon!

News Stories

If you have a news story please email webmaster@dabchicks.org


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.

Commodores Update

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 the start of the Dabchicks Christmas Pudding race and the Results

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



Copyright © Dabchicks Sailing Club All rights reserved Legal & website information  Enquiries webmaster@dabchicks.org