Drascombe Association

Welcome to the Drascombe Association

  • Wild Cat IslandWild Cat Island
    Jolyon Wardle ©2013
  • Spray under jib and MizzenSpray under jib and Mizzen
    Greg Penoyre ©2014
  • Flat calmFlat calm
    John Fingland ©2014
  • Swallows?Swallows?
    Anne Yates ©2011
  • Move down the boat please, hold tightMove down the boat please, hold tight
    Gerald Turner ©2013
  • Passing through the BarrierPassing through the Barrier
    Greg Penoyre ©2014
  • HatsHats
    Jack O'Keeffe ©2011

  • D Mc Whirter ©2014
  • TyboatTyboat
    Simon Farley ©2012

  • D Mc Whirter ©2014

  • Vernon Turnbull ©2011
  • Horsey MillHorsey Mill
    John Peal ©2013
  • Storm on the beachStorm on the beach
    Chris Smith ©2014
  • It's tightIt's tight
    Pat O'Leary ©2013
  • Marsh Magic and the DomeMarsh Magic and the Dome
    Greg Penoyre ©2014
  • Do you come here often?Do you come here often?
    Toby Tobias ©2013
  • Skiff MinimSkiff Minim
    Vernon Turnbull ©2011
  • A quiet departureA quiet departure
    Dick Pizey ©2013
  • You missed a bitYou missed a bit
    Jolyon Wardle ©2013
  • Loch SunartLoch Sunart
    Tom Colville ©2012

  • D Mc Whirter ©2014
  • Where's he from?Where's he from?
    Peter Waller ©2013
  • Back to LargsBack to Largs
    Chris Smith ©2012
  • WaitingWaiting
    Pat O'Leary ©2013
  • Drascombes at restDrascombes at rest
    Cheri Crosley ©2013
  • Sound of MullSound of Mull
    Tom Colville ©2012
  • Kames Hotel beachKames Hotel beach
    Chris Smith ©2012
  • One of many rainbowsOne of many rainbows
    Greg Penoyre ©2014
  • MudlarkingMudlarking
    Peter Waller ©2013
  • water cannonwater cannon
    julian or john ©2014

  • D Mc Whirter ©2014
  • A great sailA great sail
    John Peal ©2013
  • loch Fyneloch Fyne
    Chris Smith ©2012
  • leaving Tarbertleaving Tarbert
    Chris Smith ©2012
  • DeepGo DykeDeepGo Dyke
    John Peal ©2013
  • Always maintain a lookoutAlways maintain a lookout
    Ian Lythgoe ©2013
  • Perfect DayPerfect Day
    Toby Tobias ©2013
  • Evil under the swanEvil under the swan
    Toby Tobias ©2013

  • A Rhodes ©2014
  • Colourful DrascombesColourful Drascombes
    john christie ©2014
  • Motoring back upstream against the windMotoring back upstream against the wind
    Greg Penoyre ©2014
  • La RetourLa Retour
    Jack O'Keeffe ©2013
  • Excitement unboundedExcitement unbounded
    Jolyon Wardle ©2013
  • AccessibilityAccessibility
    Jolyon Wardle ©2013
  • Tight fit?Tight fit?
    Peter Waller ©2013
  • Dabber under sailDabber under sail
    Bill Gribble ©2011
  • Port na MurrachPort na Murrach
    John Fingland ©2014
  • Fleet on beachFleet on beach
    Chris Smith ©2014

  • A Rhodes ©2014
  • Salen pontoonSalen pontoon
    Bob Heasman ©2012
  • Clarach MaryClarach Mary
    John Fingland ©2012
  • Far from the madding crowdFar from the madding crowd
    Donald Macphee ©2013
  • oulton broadoulton broad
    john christie ©2014
  • SeevaSeeva
    Greg Penoyre ©2014

The Drascombe Association on the Web

The Drascombe Association is a group of enthusiasts dedicated to the traditional-style sailing boats designed by the late John Watkinson. Over 5000 Drascombes of all types have been built since the first Lugger was launched in 1966. They are all simple, rugged, and seakindly.

News:

2014-15 Photo Competition
The 2014-15 Photo Competition for your favourite sailing photos has opened for submissions; (results at AGM) Info at 2014-15 Website Photo Competition page.
Added by jol - 24/11/2014

Articles
added some wonderful new Dabber Articles for your reading pleasure - click Articles in the Menu above, then scroll down for newest articles. (by all means submit your own..)
Added by jol - 28/06/2014

EU & World New Memberships
EU & Worldwide New Membership Applications are now completely Online automated - see "Join Us" above
Added by jol - 08/12/2013

Rallies
228 attended over 30 summer rallies in 2013 see Events and start planning 2015!
Added by jol/jack - 29/10/2013

Gallery
Rally Albums for years 2008-14 are available to view. Click Gallery above. Please send in your sailing photos. info here. We have also added a Members' offsite gallery Archive
Added by jol - 08/09/2013

App
drasapp Why not add the new Drascombe App to your smartphone or iPad see this thread on the Forum (register for pictures)
Added by jol - 30/04/2013

Blogs
We have four new blogs on our links page. Two from the USA, one from Wales and one from the Netherlands
Added by jol - 01/03/2013


Subscriptions
Note that the renewal date has been changed to 1st January and the amount increased to £15 (UK) on 1st January 2012.

(Renewals are now automated for EU & World Applications and Renewals made after 7/12/13) Please check the membership secretary's reminder for more details.

Drascombe Association News

DAN is our quarterly hardcopy magazine, usually between 40 and 48 pages. Mailed out to members, it is written for and by the membership. Please see the guidelines for submitting articles and images for DAN.
(A Sample edited pdf version from 2013 is now available for non members; click the cover above to download.)

Website
Contributions (especially pictures or Owner's View items for the About Drascombes page) are always welcome and should be sent to Jol. Please see the guidelines for website submissions.

Forum
The Drascombe Forum is the place where you can ask questions, have discussions, and research anything to do with Drascombes. Here are the most recent active topics:


Books - Featured Book

Practical Dinghy Cruiser
Paul Constantine

Dinghy Cruising is a popular, practical activity, pursued by hundreds if not thousands of sailors. Surprisingly, there is no recognized, single style of craft specifically for this sport. Each person taking it up must find their own boat and then modify it to make it suitable for their own chosen undertaking. This book is the key to unlocking that whole experience, on a tight budget.


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