The handbooks are ready!

Dear Sailors,
The handbooks are ready and can be collected from the clubhouse next time you are up.
They are in a box, underneath the notice board.
They are in alphabetical order and I would be obliged if they could be kept that way as it will make it easier for all concerned.
Many thanks
Sue Weston
P.S. Don’t forget to sign in


In order to qualify as CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club) 50% of our members must attend at least twelve times per year. As we have to be able to prove this, from now forward please can EVERYONE sign in EVERY TIME they come onto club premises.

If we cannot do this, we will lose our CASC status and its 80% business rate relief , this would mean having to increase the fees by 25%.

Continue reading VERY, VERY IMPORTANT – signing in

Work Party

Durleigh Sailing Club

Work Party Saturday 19th March

Start time 9.00am

Tea                                                         Bacon

It Is that time of year again for us to have our usual Work Party, and to reward those members turning up early a freshly cooked “Bacon Roll” to go with your first cuppa of the day cooked and served by the Durleigh Bake Off team. There will also be a free lunch served.

Task List:

1 Replace glass in race hut, clean and paint

2 Usual painting of clubhouse, bosun stores including SYCSA hut

3 Flag pole repainted, halyards and pulleys sorted

4 Grass cutting, hedge and tree pruning

5 Trailer park weeded and sprayed with weed killer

6 All buoys pumped up and sited in correct positions

7 Safety boats and hire boats cleaned and serviced

8 Pontoon resited and secured with new retaining ropes

9 Stack all unused tyres at bottom of Boat Park

10 all rubbish to be placed at the top of the car park

No doubt our Bosun Richard Loveless will have other jobs he wants done. A list of all jobs will be posted in the clubhouse as usual.


Staying for lunch please let us know for catering purposes. Emails to Steve Briggs only as Sue Weston will only have to forward them on making extra work for her.

Steve Briggs

DSC Hon Secretary


Powerboat Courses

SYCSA are running an RYA Safetyboat course (2 days course) on Saturdays, 13th & 20th February 2016.

This course will follow the RYA Safetyboat scheme, leading to the Safetyboat certificate. It is designed as a fleet rescue qualification, so you are able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing.
Participants must be 16yr or over, and have one seasons driving experience. A Safety Boat Handbook will be supplied in advance; it is expected that students will study the handbook prior to starting the course
The cost is £210.00, but this is reduced to £165.00 for Durleigh members.

Whilst the RYA feel that the Safety Boat Certificate is the ideal level of training, we appreciate that not all aspects of this course are applicable to our sailing at Durleigh.

With this in mind SYCSA can offer an alternative of a one day Basic Rescue Skills course, running on Saturday 5th March

This course will follow the parts of the Safety Boat course relevant to small clubs, like Durleigh Sailing Club, and aims to provide the skills and knowledge to help club powerboat drivers in basis rescue techniques for the types of craft that sail at Durleigh.

Please note, this is an independent training course, and does not have RYA certification, although in-house certification will be given. If RYA certification is required, the you should take the RYA Safety Boat Course
Participants must be 16yr or over, and ideally have one seasons driving experience.
The cost is £75.00 for Durleigh members.
Safety boat handbooks are not included in the course fee, but can be purchased from SYCSA for £9.50 (£10.99 from the RYA)

If anyone is interested, or would like more information, please contact:
Pete Sedgwick on, or telephone 01278 671470.

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