Appeal to all Members

We are currently sprucing up our clubhouse.

Via work parties, a long outstanding lick of paint is about to be applied to the extension area and some carpet tiles we have had in storage for a number of years will soon be laid.

We would like to do what most yacht clubs do and have much more sailing related paintings / pictures / wall hangings on the walls of our club house. If any of you have been in the Royal Forth clubhouse, you will understand what we mean (see picture below). We are not looking to mount the likes of old anchors on the walls, but sailing pictures / posters / boat cutaways / etc. We will place a label on all items indicating who has donated or loaned the item to club. We are keen to get all types of sailing pictures, but of course it would great if we could get some DBSC related memorabilia, especially older material as we try to build a better archive of our history as part of our 40th year celebrations.

So please have a look through your loft and get in touch.

John Sim, Vice-Commodore                    Gillian Barclay, Treasurer

Work Party Required – for indoors work!

Mornings of 26th February (yes, morning after the Prize Giving) & 4th March

As part of our increased efforts to reduce costs, and with the green agenda in mind, we are going to be taking steps to make our club house much more “fuel efficient”. Some members who frequent the bar may have already noticed that heating in the lower floor has been turned down to a minimum, but that has had a knock on affect to the levels of heat upstairs. It was always our intention to insulate the roof of the old part of the club house, but we now need to do this sooner rather than later to help reduce our fuel costs. So, we are looking to pull together a group of people to assist with this work.
Please email one of both of the following email addresses if you would be willing to help out –,
We could really do with
– an electrician to deal with lighting
– a joiner to help with reworking the up-lighter set up we have in the club house
– somebody who is handy with a sowing machine (and owns one) so we can reduce the length of the curtains

Also, we need people to bring tools and ladders so we can reach the higher parts of the roof.

DBSC – Clubhouse – Bar Hours


Having noted a decline in trade in the club house bar, experienced similarly in pubs and clubs throughout the country, the committee has looked at the manner in which the bar was operated. Recognising that the bar remains an integral element of club activity, with almost 40% of our members Social members, it has also been accepted that profit is not the over-riding objective of operating the bar. We have therefore looked at the periods where trade is poor and to this end agreed to revise the bar opening hours accordingly.

As from Monday 7th February, 2011, the bar will operate during the hours listed beneath albeit with the caveats that should more than 10 people be in the bar at 10pm, or by previous arrangement and agreement with the committee, we then keep the bar open until 11pm.

Saturday 12 noon to 10pm
Sunday – 1pm to 8pm
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 7pm to 10pm
Wednesday – 7pm to 10pm
Thursday – 7pm to 10pm
Friday – 7pm to 10pm

It should be noted that this does not mean the club house is now closed on a Monday, nor indeed outside any of the bar opening hours; should any member wish to use the clubhouse for meetings, training or any club based event, it will be made available by agreement with the committee through the normal channels.

We would intend to review this position throughout the year and would welcome members assistance is reversing the trend. The club really benefits from organised social events and functions and we would ask for willing volunteers to arrange these social events to ensure the club house continues to be the fantastic asset it is and forming the “hub” of the club.


Donald Adrain,