JSDCC Events for your 2020 Diary

Here is a quick glimpse of the things that we had planned to get up to in 2020.

During and after the Lockdown all these events are cancelled but watch these pages for details as we spring back to normal life

Dont forget most campings are closed and avoid non essential travel: stay safe

Thursday 30th – Pub night – 7:30pm at a venue to be advised, probably in the north of ‘our patch’. We said we would do this at the AGM, just to shake off the winter blues. It will be a pub with food. Very ad hoc and something of an experiment.
Thursday 27th – Pub night again – 7:30pm but at a venue in the south of ‘our patch’.
Saturday 21st – Annual Dinner at the Neville Arms, Astwood Bank. 7:00 for 7:30pm. More detail to follow from the Flynns
Wednesday 25th – 8:00 pm, Regular Meeting at UWOC
Wednesday 22nd – 8:00 pm, Regular Meeting at UWOC
Friday 1st – Monday 4th –  Sailing at Bala, North Wales, Glan Lynn campsite (Mrs Pugh’s). PLEASE NOTE: The Monday is not a bank holiday, which has been delayed till Friday 8th for the VE Day celebrations. Many paper diaries and calendars for 2020 had already gone to print before this was announced and so will be wrong.
Friday 22nd – Monday 25th – Sailing at Cobnor Point, Chichester.
Wednesday 27th – 8:00 pm, Provisionally a Regular Meeting at UWOC****** PLEASE NOTE: If there is expected to be a good turn out for Chichester 22nd to 25th, the regular meeting will be held during the w/e at Chichester AND NOT at UWOC. (We have done this once before when the Whitsun bank holiday was early).
Wednesday 24th – 8:00 pm, Regular Meeting at UWOC
Saturday 27th – 5:00 pm onwards. Annual Barbecue at Paul & Fran’s, Naunton Beachamp.
Friday 10th – Monday 13th –  Sailing at Bala, North Wales, Glan Lynn campsite (Mrs Pugh’s).
Wednesday 22nd – 7:00 pm onwards. Cheese and Wine (bring and share) at Steve & Pat’s, St Johns, Worcester
New Venue Sailing at Clywedog in prospect. A midweek visit to be advised.
There will be no regular meeting so there may be a pub night late in the month if there is an appetite for it on either 20th or 27th.
Friday 11th – Monday 14th – Sailing at Cobnor Point, Chichester.
Wednesday 23rd – 8:00 pm, Regular Meeting at UWOC
Wednesday 28th – 8:00 pm, Regular Meeting at UWOC
Skittles night – date to be confirmed but probably Saturday 21st.
Wednesday 25th – AGM, Upton Warren Outdoor Centre
Christmas meeting – date to be confirmed. Provisionally Thursday 10th to avoid clash with Bromsgrove Boaters.

I look forward to seeing you on the water. Somewhere…
Kind regards,Steve

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About the JS Dinghy Cruising Club

This is what we do……..

The JS Dinghy Cruising Club offers opportunities to enjoy dinghy sailing in a variety of waters in the company of others.

We sail on large lakes and salt water, with the occasional river sail. Events are organised for the pure enjoyment of sailing and almost always involve camping of some sort- be that in a tent or motorhome.  

  We organise sailing events for days, weekends and holiday weeks at a range of inland and coastal waters.

At salt water venues, where the weather, currents and sea state can be considerably more challenging, the Club frequently operates in a flotilla, in the interests of safety and as a social activity, although taking part in one is not compulsory.

We operate an open and inclusive crewing philosophy: if we can possibly arrange it then no one who wants to sail is left on the beach.

This is what we don’t do…… JS Dinghy Cruising Club is not a training organisation, although there is always something to learn about sailing!. The Club doesn’t possess its own water or have its own Clubhouse, it doesn’t organise racing or take part in races.

Eckington bridge


The Club will not take risks with your safety. But the decision as to whether to set sail or not will always be your own responsibility.


The Club invites competent (if inexperienced) sailors to apply for membership. Competence might be  shown by an acceptable sailing qualification or evidence of experience, at our discretion.

Boat ownership is not a condition of membership, as members generally welcome competent crew. However, if you do own a boat and wish to use it at JS events, we will expect you to be adequately insured.

In the spirit of inclusivity, the whole family unit (where appropriate) is considered to be the member, provided at least one member of the family unit meets the competence requirement. The current annual single subscription is £15.00 and the joint/ family membership is the princely sum of £20-00 per year!

Meetings and Non-sailing activities

Club life includes a strong social element, with off-water events such as barbeques, dinners, skittles and other social events during the year. These are not compulsory to attend but are great fun. Members arrange informal groups to share transport to boat shows, boat jumbles etc.


The Club holds regular monthly meetings which are held, 
usually on the 4th Wednesday of each month at
Upton Warren Outdoor Centre (opposite Webbs of Wychbold).
It is at these meetings that we discuss events
and arrangements, all members are encouraged to attend.

New members are especially welcomed.


A Peaceful start at Bala- but its not always like that!
If you have recently learned to sail or already belong to a sailing club and just want to enjoy different types of sailing then JS Dinghy Cruising Club could be for you.

What have you to lose? Individual Subs are just £15!

Family is only £20.00pa

Come along to a meeting and find out about us!

For any other information or just for a chat  commodore@jsdinghycruising.org.uk


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