The unique selling point of the DCA is its events. It's at the events that specialist knowledge is exchanged, either by admiring a home-built or extensively modified vessel being proudly explained by the owner, or around the camp fire over a beer and a BBQ dinner, or at an annual meeting. I believe that the members of the DCA are the most knowledgeable, experienced, inventive, creative, adventurous, interesting (I could keep going) collection of individuals with incredible specialist knowledge. The DCA brings specialists together. It gives a voice to and encourages the dissemination of expert information to other members. Easily overlooked from within, astonishing to view from outside.
Lottie, age 11 , pictured enjoying a lunch break with her brother, wrote a beautiful poem after their day out sailing.
Here are some extracts from... The Deep Blue
The deep blue,
A mystery to me
But all I know is...
The sight of white horses skimming the waves
Mermaid's hair beneath the boat
Gliding away to the bottom of the deep
The sound of seagulls soaring above
Crashing waves upon the hull