Drascombe Association

Welcome to the Drascombe Association

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The Drascombe Association is a group of of over 1000 enthusiasts dedicated to the traditional-style sailing boats designed by the late John Watkinson. Over 5000 Drascombes of all types have been built since the first Lugger was launched in 1966. They are all simple, rugged, and seakindly. (Scroll down this page for the Latest News, or visit our Forum or click the photo to visit our Rally Galleries)


  • Sailing at Bahia Concepción, MexicoSailing at Bahia Concepción, Mexico
    F.Eisl ©2017
  • All quiet at LagganAll quiet at Laggan
    Steve Porteous ©2019
  • Colourful DrascombesColourful Drascombes
    john christie ©2014
  • flying the flagflying the flag
    A.Biggs ©2017
  • New Helm and CrewNew Helm and Crew
    Gordon Mackellar ©2019
  • Splashing down Loch LomondSplashing down Loch Lomond
    Steve Porteous ©2019
  • Saturday racing at Bahia Concepción, MexicoSaturday racing at Bahia Concepción, Mexico
    F.Eisl ©2017
  • WhoooshhWhoooshh
    john white ©2015
  • The crew arrivesThe crew arrives
    Andy Biggs ©2018
  • oulton broadoulton broad
    john christie ©2014
  • Evening anchorageEvening anchorage
    Andy Biggs ©2018
  • Scaffie chasing the Canadair water bomberScaffie chasing the Canadair water bomber
    O.Helgerson ©2017
  • A man's best mate, his dog and his beer.A man's best mate, his dog and his beer.
    H.Denmead ©2017
  • The Fastnet RaceThe Fastnet Race
    david mcwhirter ©2015
  • sunday on Derwent Watersunday on Derwent Water
    A Biggs ©2016
  • Coaster Mellon at close quarters on Horsey MereCoaster Mellon at close quarters on Horsey Mere
    j.merson ©2016
  • Summer Memory 2016Summer Memory 2016
    j.wardle ©2016
  • Tight fit?Tight fit?
    Peter Waller ©2013

  • julian merson ©2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


News:

The following events have unfortunately been cancelled:
Sail Caledonia May 29th to June 5th
Upper Orwell rally May 29th to 30th

Membership
All Membership applications and change of details received up to 12th May have been processed. The Membership Secretary is away sailing - back next week.
Added by dave s - 13/05/2021

DAN
The next deadline for submitting content to the DAN is 1 July 2021.Please ensure you have the copyright for any material you submit.
Please submit any change of address to ensure you continue to receive your copy of DAN.
Added by AB - 10/04/2021

2020-21 Photo Competition
The winners of the Drascombe Association Photo Competition for 2020 were announced at the AGM.
Category: Action
Tom Colville
Category: Funny
Kim Roberts
Category: General
Rob Evans


Added by dave - 20/03/2021

Gallery
Rally Albums for years 2011-20 are available to view. Click Gallery above. Please send in your sailing photos. info here. We have also added a Members' offsite gallery Archive
Added by jol - 08/01/2018

App
drasapp Why not add the new Drascombe App to your smartphone or iPad see this thread on the Forum (register for pictures)
Added by jol - 30/04/2013


Subscriptions
Membership of the DA runs for 12 months from the date of enrolment for new members who now join the association and the amount increased to £15 (UK) on 1st January 2012.
(Renewals are now automated for EU & World Applications and Renewals made after 7/12/13) and for those UK members who joined or renewed after 14/4/16 by Paypal or Go Cardless. Please check the membership secretary's reminder for more details.

Drascombe Association News

DAN is our quarterly hardcopy magazine, mailed out to members. It is written for and by the membership. Please see the guidelines for submitting articles and images for DAN.
(A Sample edited pdf Spring 2021 version is now available for non members; click the cover above to download.)

Website
Contributions (especially pictures or Owner's View items for the About Drascombes page) are always welcome and should be sent to Chris . Please see the guidelines for website submissions.

Forum
The Drascombe Forum is the place where you can ask questions, have discussions, and research anything to do with Drascombes. Here are the most recent active topics:


Books - Featured Book

Practical Dinghy Cruiser
Paul Constantine

Dinghy Cruising is a popular, practical activity, pursued by hundreds if not thousands of sailors. Surprisingly, there is no recognized, single style of craft specifically for this sport. Each person taking it up must find their own boat and then modify it to make it suitable for their own chosen undertaking. This book is the key to unlocking that whole experience, on a tight budget.