Mornington sailor leads DYC Short Course Series


Short Course Racing at Docklands - what a background!
Short Course Racing at Docklands - what a background!
David Staley, Monday, 15 October 2007

The Docklands Yacht Club Short Course Series got underway on Sunday October 14 in magnificent sunny conditions, much better than forecast.  The expected strong breeze did not eventuate, allowing six heats to be sailed in winds varying from 5-12 knots with a few patches of no breeze at all.   


Races were each of 10-20 minute duration, providing plenty of practice for starts and mark roundings.  The constantly shifting breeze also offered some challenges.


Krista Bailey confidently took out the first three races, but Cadeyrn Gaskin was close behind for most of the day.  Sugarloaf Sailing Club's Martin Waller was very consistent and managed to pick the shifts well, enabling him to steal a win in the last heat sailed.


November 11 was the most recent racing day and the weather was ideal - a beautiful sunny day with steady breeze.  Roy Jewell and Duncan Baker boosted the fleet by racing the Access 303s for the first time in the series.

In the 2.3 division, Krista Bailey from Mornington had a slow start but eventually set the pace with three wins.  Docklands' Cadeyrn Gaskin took the other two wins and tied on points with Krista so continues to trail by 4 points in the overall series pointscore.


Racing in this six day series continues on Sunday December 9 with racing commencing at 2pm. All Access Classes are welcome and DYC has some boats available for use by visiting sailors.



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 Results - November 11
 Results - October 14
 Notice of Race
 Sailing Instructions


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