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.
Busy Boat Show Weekend
Club volunteers, supported by Peter Donaldson and the Yachting Victoria Mobile Access fleet, had nearly 500 participants take advantage of the free Come & Try Sailing activity at the Waterfront City Marina. People of all ages and walks of life enjoyed the opportunity to get in a boat and have a sail over the two days.
On the Saturday, DYC also ran the Tasar Victorian Short Course Championship. Eight races were conducted over two sessions, with the start & finish just off the Waterfront City Marina. This gave the crowd a great view of some exciting racing and a commentary ashore helped to explain what was going on to the uninitiated.
The championship was keenly fought between the seven teams entered. At the lunch break, it was a tie for first place between Alistair Murray / Clare Murray and Heather Macfarlane / Chris Payne. In the stronger breezes after lunch, Alistair and Clare started brilliantly and sailed well in the remaining four races to build a clear break and convincing win.
Well done to all the hard working DYC volunteers, boosted by Murray Mitchelhill, Janet Gray and the Donaldson clan, for making it such a successful weekend.
|Tasar Short Course Championship Results|