The friendly club with a sense of adventure. For sailors and families who use boats for more than just racing.
Dinghy Cruising means different things to different people…
Slipping into "Secret Harbour" on "Wild Cat Island" otherwise known as Peel Island on Coniston Water
DCA member no 4 Frank Dye famously sailed from Scotland to Norway and Iceland in his Wayfarer dinghy - and along the east coast of North America. He described the latter voyage in his book Sailing to the Edge of Fear. But there are the hundreds of us who take out a small boat for a daysail with no more object than to reach around to the next-door cove for a picnic or make a minor voyage of exploration to the furthest creek of an estuary.
Launching through the waves in Poland
While in the middle of the spectrum lie those who voyage a little further than that creek or cove and are prepared to camp overnight, ashore or at anchor in their boat, before either returning or going further still.
Overnight stop on the River Orwell
The Dinghy Cruising Association welcomes them all…