The main focus of the RYA show was to demonstrate the vast array of new racing dinghies, boards, clothing and ancillary equipment but the DCA stand seemed to shine out as the one truly relaxed stand not striving to push brand new designs but its historical aspect of back to roots enjoyment and the benefits of leisurely cruising. The fact that the two boats on display were largely of a completely different era seemed to
crystallise into many visitors openly stating the joy of seeing such dinghies being on display and their unusual interiors.

All of the DCA members manning the stand over the two days Tom Edom, Alastair Law, Graham Neil, Jo Macgregor-Griffiths, Alan Moulton, David Wooldridge, myself and of course Roger Barnes – enjoyed the ability to impart the wisdom and enjoyment of dinghy cruising and the virtues of becoming a member of the DCA and joining in the fun, knowledge and friendship on offer.

The DCA is an unincorporated association whose purpose is to promote the activity of dinghy cruising.
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