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Formed in 1996 following the merger of Deal Striders Running Club (est. 1983) and Deal Tri squad (est. 1986) we have a membership of over 400 spread across the complete age and gender range.

Members are drawn mainly from the local areas of Dover, Deal, Canterbury, Folkestone and Thanet, although we do have members throughout Kent and the neighbouring counties.

DEAL TRI actively promotes training and racing in:

  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Running
  • Triathlon
  • Duathlon events
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    Downs Sailing Club was founded in 1949 when dinghy sailing was very much in its infancy. It is located on the East Kent coast, just North of Dover and gets its name from the historic safe anchorage known as The Downs, protected to the East by the infamous Goodwin Sands where historically ships would wait for favourable winds to continue their passage.

    Downs offers an extremely friendly, inclusive, family atmosphere providing a safe and fun environment in which to develop our sailing skills. You can join the club as a non-sailing, individual or family, with or without owning a boat and make loads of friends.

    The Clubhouse offers a large clubroom with bar, kitchen and training room. We have modern changing rooms with showers and facilities for the disabled.

    We have an extremely active membership with no paid staff and a club which is run for and by the members. Safety boats, race officers are staffed on a rota basis by members, with training available for all roles.

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