Dinghy Cruising means different things to different people…

Finding launching tricky in Poland

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.


At the jetty on Ullswater

But there are the hundreds of us who take out a small boat for a day sail with no more object than to potter in the evening, a reach around to the next-door cove for a picnic, or a minor voyage of exploration to the furthest creek of an estuary.


Cruising in company at Cobnor

While in the middle of the spectrum lie those who voyage a little further than that creek or cove and who are prepared to camp overnight – either ashore or at anchor in their boat – in the creek or cove beyond, before either returning or going further still.

The Dinghy Cruising Association welcomes them all…

Since 1955…

The Dinghy Cruising Association is the friendly club with a sense of adventure

For sailors and families who use boats for more than just racing

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