the points system

Jumeirah-Regatta

Sailing offshore since 1974

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. 

POINTS ARE ALLOCATED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION FOR THE FOLLOWING categories:

Primary Boat Ownership within the UAE

1 point – a copy of a valid UAE boat insurance policy is required

Detailed sailing CV

1 point

Top ten of the Nationals, Continental or World Events

1 point per placement

Reference letter from a previous yacht club

1 point – only one letter can be submitted and one point allocated

Valid sailing instructor or coach qualification

1 point per qualification

RYA sailing qualifications in dinghy or keel boat 

1 point per qualification

Points are allocated for sailing , training & volunteering activities as outlined in the chart below:

DOSC MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION IS NOW ONLINE

DOSC SAILING CALENDAR 2019-20