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Friday Night Sailing back again on Friday 22nd June for those who have already registered. We may have to run a reserve list for any new comers depending on numbers on the night.

Join DSC : Do think about joining DSC particularly if this will be your 4th free session! We are running a pro rata membership scheme so if you join this month you will pay 5 months of the relevant membership fee only plus the one-off joining fee. It’s the best value in town. As well as being able to continue to come along on Friday nights you can benefit from our members rates on the summer sailing courses (full details & forms under training on the web-site) and join in with our sailing events still to come this season.

Full details are on the Join Us section of the web-site as are membership forms to download. It couldn’t be easier and you are most welcome to the friendliest sailing club around!

Summer Adult & Junior Training Courses . Booking underway…if you don’t want to miss out this summer then book now. Full details & forms on web-site. Stage IV only courses…give us your details on office@donaghadeesc.co.uk

Tesco Vouchers for Sports Equipment : We have until July 1st to redeem our vouchers (thank you for the pile we already have) so if you have any still in the back of your purse then please do post in DSC post-box or box on bar.

Next Sailing Events : The weather doesn’t stop us!

Junior Regatta & Town’s Cup on Saturday August 4th 2012 (& RNLI Raft Race) Another cracker day planned on the water!

DSC Regatta : Saturday 18th August . Racing for all

Social Events

Watch this space for the Country&Western evening on Saturday July 28th..time to dig out the boots, stetsons & chaps! No stirrups or other lethal weapons allowed.

Topper Traveller Event Started At Least On Saturday 16th June 2012 at DSC 

 

Huge thanks to Chris Burrows, Jimmie McKee, Donna & support team of 50 for exemplary organisation of TT. Taking 39 Toppers safely off the water (never mind Shirley&Norma out of the mothership!) before the whole seafront disappeared in the fog was a credit to all especially Richard Spence & the safety boat crews as well as Alvin Walker Beachmaster & his team (is it true they were nearly all female Alvin?). Special thanks too to Guy & Sandra Thomson for the use of their “big boat” as Committee boat. The fog did lift and they got safely back into Donaghadee Marina at 8.30pm. The next day of course was near perfect sailing weather………………………………

Photographs taken by Andrew Baird of Studio 82, 10 High Street Donaghadee.

It may have had to abandoned before the first race was finished due to the infamous Donaghadee fog (never mind the tide and lack of wind)  but 39 Topper sailors had braved the elements to at least give it a go. We thank you for coming along from all arts&parts of Ireland despite the weather of the previous days and the forecasts. On a dreary Saturday morning all the boats of whatever shape & hue brought colour and life to Donaghadee’s famous seafront…at least until we could see it no longer!

Once again the organisation of the event led by Chris,with Donna and their team of 50 was exemplary. We can not thank every one from the Club enough for their support and enthusiasm as well as the safety boats & crew from Royal North, Ballyholme, Ards and the CCF. On land Coirle Butler, Heather Burrows and Orlagh Edgar fed& watered folk from 8am until 6pm with bacon butties, scones, cake, home made soup, sandwiches and finally burgers. For all the sponsorship in kind received from Centra Donaghadee, Jim Davenport Butchers, Asda, The Deli Donaghadee and the Co-op Donaghadee a further huge thank you.

 

Volunteer Rotas

 Battery and safety boat rotas are now published on the web site under the Sailing section. 

Bar Rota : June 2012

 

 Battery and safety boat rotas are now published on the web site under the Sailing section.Bar Rota 
20th  Wednesday Ross Bennett David McCormack
22nd Friday Coirle Butler Heather Burrows

It is essential that everyone can do their bit on the rotas. Please do try and swop if a date doesn’t suit. The Bar rota is also on the web-site under social.

Our sailing season may be short so let’s make the best of it. Remember DSC Regatta on Saturday 18th August. Ballyholme Regatta on Saturday 23rd June

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