Docklands Yacht Club overlooks Victoria Harbour with sweeping views of the Melbourne City skyline and the ever changing Docklands precinct. From January 2016, sailing will take place from the 60 metre pontoon at our new premises - the Community Boating Hub, 912 Collins Street, adacent to the Library at Dock Square. Community Sailing days are normally the second and fourth Sunday of each month year round from 11am but are subject to change (check Calendar page for more details). Everyone is welcome. We supply the boats, lifejackets and instruction.
Roy Jewell & Paul Borg Win Blind Match Racing Regatta
Victorians Win Blind Match Racing Regatta
The first Australian Match Racing Regatta for Blind & Vision Impaired Sailors has concluded at the Adelaide Sailing Club, reinforcing Paul Borg's reputation at the top of his field. Borg sailed with fellow Victorian, Roy Jewell from Docklands Yacht Club, to win each of his matches.
The Regatta was sailed in J-24 keelboats by a two person crew with a sighted observer on board. Three acoustic buoys, each with a unique signal, defined the course. Each boat had its own sound signal that changed when on port or starboard tack.
Two Italian match racers, Antonio Bersani and Mario Santoni, accompanied by their coach Claudio Valle, were sponsored by Homerus International to travel to
Twenty year old Kylie Forth from
It was enthusiastically decided that the regatta should become an annual event and more blind & vision impaired sailors be encouraged to participate.
1st - Paul Borg (VIC) & Roy Jewell (VIC)
2nd - Antonio Bersani (ITA) & Don Scott (NSW)
3rd - Mario Santoni (ITA) & Bill Salmon (NSW)
4th - Kylie Forth (WA) & Peter Aspinall (SA)
The event was hosted by Adelaide Sailing Club, supported by the Australian Blind Sports Federation and conducted with the assistance of Sailability NSW.