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View from the rear….

A quick post to keep everyone updated on what’s going on at the club & on the water.


On Bank Holiday Monday we had the Club Open Day, where we raised over £60 for the lifeboat and said thank you to everyone who helped with the club refurb over the winter. It was great to see the club so busy, with lots old and new members coming down, keeping James very busy behind the BBQ for a marathon burger flipping shift!

WELSH RAID – 21st to 22nd May

In a few weeks we are planning our first ‘Welsh Raid’, where the plan is to sail over on the Saturday then stay overnight in Llandudno, sailing back to Dee the following morning.

Llandudno Sailing Club have been great, happy for us store the boats in their gated car park and we also have the option to have a meal there too.

The rough timings are as follows :

Tide: Saturday 21st – HW 11:48 8.7m

Leave Dee SC 11:00

Arrive Llandudno 15:00

Sunday 22nd – HW 12:23 8.7m

Leave Llandudno 09:00

Arrive Dee SC 13:00

More details when we know who is interested , so please get back to Simon or I to confirm interest. Already we have 5 Darts and a Falcon coming!

Lee at

Simon at

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Dart 16 winter training

BTraining 1

Three crews took to the water today on the 4th winter training session that’s been held over the close season.

A “little” less wind than on the 24th Jan, meant the guys were able to spend more time on the water getting used to the strange double hulled crafts!

Training 2

After tacking and gybing practice, everyone quickly got the hang of it and we were able to introduce a competitive edge to proceedings with 3 quick races.

Jack and Issy were victorious in the first race, which saw the teams quickly realise you can’t tack a cat like you can a firefly! After that Octavia and Ruby took control with 2 wins, to narrowly edge the overall result after an indiscretion in the first race led to disqualification!!

The day was finished off with burgers and cups of tea, sat by the fire to warm up!

Many thanks to all the helpers and the sailers for making it a great session, the next one is scheduled for Sat 21st Feb. If you would like to join in please let Simon know on



Training 3

Dart Open 2019