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 has been held at £15.00 for 2016 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.


Meetings and Activities 2019

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.

Programme for 2019

Sailing Events

Tidal Sea Sail      24-27th 28th May  (@ Chichester Harbour    Cobnor Estate

Lake Sail             10/11th August  with the chance to stay longer if wished                                                                                   @ Bala Glan- Llynn Campsite

Tidal Sea Sail     7/8th  Sept          Chichester Harbour / Cobnor Estate

Other Events and scheduled Meetings

Annual Dinner 14th April possibly at Neville Arms

BBQ                                       6th July

JS Meetings                            25th Sept

                                                 23rd Oct

Skittles                                    16th Nov

AGM                                         27th November

 Christmas Party Meet         12th Dec



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?

Come along to a meeting and find out about us!

For an application form or for any other information

email: commodore@jsdinghycruising.org.uk

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