Deben Yacht Club
The Summer months are a great time to introduce people to sailing. Discover Sailing Day in July went very smoothly thanks to organisation by Thomas Yeung and a team of volunteers. There were lots of smiling faces from the more than 60 participants who took the opportunity to get out on the water.
We are fortunate to have a great team of RYA accredited sailing instructors led by Steve Scholey. In August they ran a successful dinghy sailing course which included both adults and youngsters. On the final day of the course, Steve reported: “We were out in a whole range of weather but the trainees came back smiling”. Steve himself demonstrated capsize practice in a downpour and got properly soaked. It has been the same story throughout the last month with the weather being against our sailors, however the sun has come out again in mid-August, so there at hopes for good weather for our Regatta.
At DYC we enjoy being part of the water sports community in Woodbridge and this year has seen joint events with the 5th Woodbridge Sea Scouts and the Deben Cherub fleet. In August the Woodbridge Coastal Rowing Club held a social evening at the Club. On a lovely sunny evening, their members were able to take turns rowing one of their skiffs and then enjoy a ‘bring a dish’ meal on the veranda.
Up and coming sailing events in September include a down river flotilla and the popular Sullivan Cup which sees dinghies sail as far as the mouth of the river. The annual Macmillan Coffee Morning is on Friday 29th September from 10.0 to 12.0. This is open to everyone; you do not have to be a member. Come for coffee, tea and delicious homemade cakes in return for a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support.