Introduction

Welcome to Dell Quay Sailing Club.

The clubhouse and dinghy park are situated on the upper reaches of Chichester Harbour next to the small village of Apuldram – about five minutes away from Chichester by car. The tidal harbour covers an area that stretches from Havant to West Wittering and Chichester to Hayling Island (Click here to see an area map (101Kb))

map

It offers the sailor a variety of conditions from the more enclosed waters found at the tops of the channels to more challenging conditions near the open sea. The harbour provides an excellent sailing area in its own right, and a convenient starting point for longer voyages. The harbour entrance is about seven miles from Dell Quay by water.

To find us by road proceed to Chichester on the A27. At the roundabout on the south side of the city take the A286 towards The Witterings and Itchenor. After one mile turn right, (the first after you have left the built-up area) to Appuldram and Dell Quay. We are at the end of that road.

The hard – looking back to the quayside dinghy berths

The club was established in 1925, and has over the years produced more than its fair share of National and International class competitors. We have a full programme of club sailing and host open meetings for various classes, including Laser, Topper and Enterprise dinghies. Everyone is encouraged to take part in the racing programme, but we also recognise and fully support non-competitive recreational sailing and have a programme of cruises and rallies for both dinghies and cruisers. Youngsters are particularly encouraged through our Junior fleet, and a training week is organised each summer.

Berthing is not usually a problem at Dell Quay. The club has berthing spaces for a large number of dinghies and a small number of (drying) moorings for yachts. There are also many commercial moorings at Dell Quay, and a marina nearby. The Quay itself, and our jetty, offer convenient loading for cruisers, both with fresh water available. Our cruising members have a very active programme, with rallies and events throughout the year.

Enterprise & Yacht Moorings
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Dell Quay is a family oriented, non-profit making club – but this doesn’t stop us from offering excellent land-based facilities for our sailors. Our clubhouse is fully equipped with bar, lounge area, galley, changing rooms, showers, toilets and a sun deck with a fabulous view down the harbour. In separate buildings on the Quay there are workshops and stores for masts and small dinghies.

Throughout the year we host regular and popular social events. To help maintain these facilities and events, members are assigned one or two voluntary duties during of each season e.g. in the galley, bar, race box or support boat.

We hope that you will enjoy finding out more about our club on the other pages of this site and that we can offer all you are looking for in a sailing club. You will be most welcome to visit us, look up the Programme page on this site to see when we will be in action.”

Peter Matthews

DQSC Commodore