Busy Boat Show Weekend

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Great reaching in 14-18 knots of southerly
Great reaching in 14-18 knots of southerly
Great reaching in 14-18 knots of southerly
Great reaching in 14-18 knots of southerly
Enjoying the view after racing
Enjoying the view after racing
Team Ronstan (Alistair & Clare Murray) fend off Heather Macfarlane & Chris Payne
Team Ronstan (Alistair & Clare Murray) fend off Heather Macfarlane & Chris Payne
Alistair & Clare Murray sailed away from the fleet in the fresh afternoon breezes
Alistair & Clare Murray sailed away from the fleet in the fresh afternoon breezes
The Access Fleet at the 2008 Sumer Boat Show
The Access Fleet at the 2008 Sumer Boat Show
Getting rigged and ready to go
Getting rigged and ready to go
Alistair & Clare Murray made the best of their starts in the afternoon
Alistair & Clare Murray made the best of their starts in the afternoon
Good starts were key to top placings
Good starts were key to top placings
The fleet gets away for race five
The fleet gets away for race five
Alistair & Clare Murray power up before the leeward mark
Alistair & Clare Murray power up before the leeward mark
Before the start
Before the start
David Staley, Monday, 4 February 2008

Docklands Yacht Club had a very busy weekend on February 2 & 3, with the Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle Show drawing big crowds to the Docklands precinct.

 

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.

Other Links
 Tasar Short Course Championship Results



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