the points system


Membership Points System


Since 1974, DOSC has established itself in the UAE and beyond as a centre of sailing excellence. The realization of this goal was only possible due to the determination of our founders and members, past and present. Their sheer love for the sport has been at the heart of all they have achieved and what we continue to strive for.

Sailing is not for the fainthearted. It requires a significant commitment in terms of time, energy and sheer grit to get to a competent level and be able to compete. The passion and dedication exhibited by our members is what makes DOSC special, and we want to keep it that way.  

This is why our application system is points based. This is not intended to discriminate against new and relatively inexperienced sailors, but it will test your appetite for becoming a part of the DOSC community! 


Points Are Allocated At The Time Of Application For The Following Categories
Criteria Points
Valid UAE boat insurance policy 1
Detailed sailing CV 1
Top ten placement in Nationals/Continental/World Events 1 per placement
Reference letter from previous yacht club 1
Valid sailing instructor or coach qualification 1 per qualification
RYA sailing qualifications in dinghy or keel boat 1 per qualification
Points Collection for New Applicants and Probationary Member

Applicants are required to obtain Membership Points as detailed in the chart below.

Points are accumulated through a variety of racing, organized cruising, pleasure sailing, volunteering and training activities at the Club.


Annual Membership Activity Points for Full Members

All Full Members, excluding Members with more than 15 years of Full Membership, are required to accrue six (6) Membership Activity Points on an annual basis. 

The aim of this initiative is to encourage the continued participation of our Members in Club wide activities. These points are therefore collected through a combination of sailing, training and volunteering activities at DOSC. 

Click here for more details of how these points can be achieved.