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! Of course we take past sailing experience and expertise into account, but just as important is the extent to which you get involved with the Club once you have submitted your application for membership: points are also earned by volunteering, learning to sail with the DOSC sailing school, or crewing for existing DOSC members.
The Membership Sub-committee meets once a month and selects applicants who have shown themselves to be serious about sailing to be put them forward for membership.
|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|
(i) a boat owner;
(ii) a volunteer coordinator if the member is volunteering;
(iii) the DOSC sailing department if the member is participating in training. Alternatively, any Board member or the DOSC General Manager may also sign if they have witnessed the activity.
DOSC will only sign/stamp for any activity on the day activity was undertaken, if stamp is not collected on the same day, the point is lost.
It is the members responsibility to submit their completed activity card in a timely manner.