Mixed weather but still plenty of sailing

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City of Melbourne Summer Fun in the City
City of Melbourne Summer Fun in the City
City of Melbourne Summer Fun in the City
City of Melbourne Summer Fun in the City
The Regent Street group on Australia Day weekend
The Regent Street group on Australia Day weekend
The front porch with the best view in Melbourne
The front porch with the best view in Melbourne
City of Melbourne Summer Fun in the City
City of Melbourne Summer Fun in the City
Jim McGoldrick and Aaron on Australia Day weekend
Jim McGoldrick and Aaron on Australia Day weekend
Duncan Baker gets some crews ready to go afloat
Duncan Baker gets some crews ready to go afloat
City of Melbourne Summer Fun in the City
City of Melbourne Summer Fun in the City
Glen and Heath enjoying the weather on Australia Day weekend
Glen and Heath enjoying the weather on Australia Day weekend
The fleet gets ready to start a short course race
The fleet gets ready to start a short course race
City of Melbourne Summer Fun in the City
City of Melbourne Summer Fun in the City
City of Melbourne Summer Fun in the City Set Sail Program
City of Melbourne Summer Fun in the City Set Sail Program
Anthony Bartel tries out the Servo 2.3 at Docklands
Anthony Bartel tries out the Servo 2.3 at Docklands
David Staley, Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Since November, the weather has not been kind to our keen group of racers with the last two days of the Short Course Series abandoned due to strong winds. But there has still been plenty of activity during the height of our sailing season.

 

Docklands Yacht Club's regular community sailing days over December and January have been well attended.  The Club also conducted a Come & Try day at Waterfront City as part of the Skandia Geelong Race Week activities, drawing over 150 new sailors.

 

A sailing component of the City of Melbourne Summer Fun in the City program was also conducted by DYC over three days in January.  This was the first time the Club has been involved in the Summer Fun project and "Set Sail" was voted a great success by the event coordinators and participants.  A number of people who had their first try at sailing during the program have already been back to join in the Club's regular program, some even signing up as members.

 

Early February sees another two days of Come & Try at Waterfront City in conjunction with the Melbourne Summer Boat Show and the Club is also running the Tasar Victorian Short Course Championships.  Feb 10 is the next day for the Access Short Course Series and a strong fleet is expected to compete as a warm up for the Access Class Victorian Championships at Royal Brighton the following weekend.  Good luck to all the DYC sailors having a tilt at the trophies!

 

Thankyou to all the DYC volunteers who have made this busy time run so smoothly.




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