Dieppe Dash 2019 – welcome message

I am delighted to be able to invite you to join in the Dieppe Dash 2019. We look forward to seeing your boat on the water on Friday, 3rd May 2019.

We are pleased to announce very welcome support from Blackrock Yachting as our headline sponsor. This enables us to bring you more for Dieppe Dash 2019.

Safety is an important consideration for Dieppe Dash – For you, taking part in the event involves joining with the organising authority to put in place a working safety procedure for us all to follow. There are a few simple things for you to do:

Firstly; for all participating boats please be sure to check all Articles of the BMYC Sign On, Stand Down, Abandon Safe (SOSDAS) procedure and the Information for All Boats. You will find these on the documents page of the Dieppe Dash website.

Secondly; please note the mandatory requirement for the person-in-charge to elect a shore contact person. This forms a link, helpful to authorities such as the Coastguard in an emergency situation.

You may provisionally enter without giving the full boat and safety details requested in the online entry form. You must give us the full details, together with proof of insurance and payment to complete your entry. All of this and any changes since entering must be given to us before you will be included as a participant in Dieppe Dash 2019.

Understandably, we must be strict on safety – any boat not complying with the SOSDAS procedure will be deemed not part of Dieppe Dash; racing boats will be scored DNC, or at the finish DND.

If you are a newcomer to Dieppe Dash you will find a lot of helpful advice on our website in the Documents area. If you have any queries we will be pleased to assist you via email: on admin@dieppedash.com – We will run an open forum event at Brighton Marina Yacht Club from 14:00hrs on Saturday, 6th April 2019.

Of course, no event would be successful without the planning behind the scenes. We are very grateful for the immense support provided by our stakeholders in Dieppe: The Ports of Normandy, Syndicat Mixte and Circle de la Voile de Dieppe.

The final part of our pre-event planning is to provide a Skippers’ Safety Briefing at Brighton Marina Yacht Club from 19:30hrs on the evening prior to the race; Thursday, 2nd May 2019 from 19:30hrs. The Organising Authority will be on hand to answer any queries and provide last-minute essential information – the person-in-charge (or surrogate) must attend this briefing.

Ashore at Dieppe we have a number of social events planned for your enjoyment and relaxation, including the welcome on the Friday evening, the Prize giving on Saturday lunchtime and the live entertainment on Saturday evening. We hope you enjoy Dieppe Dash 2019.

Whilst enjoying yourself please show respect for our hosts at Circle de la Voile de Dieppe, without whom Dieppe Dash would not be the event it has grown to become. We are guests representing British Yacht Racing abroad.

I wish you all great sailing and look forward to welcoming friends, old and new on your arrival in Dieppe.

Michael Holmes
Brighton Marina Yacht Club