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.
DYC Sailor is Top Victorian
The 2008 Access Class Victorian Championships were held at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club over the weekend of February 16 & 17 and Docklands' Cadeyrn Gaskin finished as the top Victorian sailor in the 2.3 division.
Conditions for the event were ideal, with breezes ranging from 4-18 knots and moderate waves. Nine races were held over the two days for the experienced and intermediate single person divisions of the Access 2.3 and 303 classes along with the Access Liberty. The novice and two-person divisions enjoyed a three-race series on Sunday afternoon.
In the International Access 2.3s, the current Australian and World Champion, Duncan MacGregor, who traveled from from
The Womens' Access 2.3 Trophy was presented to
The Access 303s were won convincingly by Alison Weatherly from Royal Geelong Yacht Club. Alison won every heat, with the exception of the first when she scored a third. Paul Borg from
Sunday afternoon provided beautiful sunny skies and light to moderate breezes for the novice and two-person competitions.
Brittany Francis from Sailing For Everyone Ballarat won the Access 2.3s with a four point margin to Lore Alessandrini from Docklands in her first Championship. Third was Dylan Wapshott, also from Ballarat.
The two-person 303 division was won by Paul Borg (GLYC) & Samantha Roberts (MYC) on an equal points tie-break from
The Royal Brighton Yacht Club provided an outstanding venue for the event. The modern accessible clubhouse and excellent hospitality facilities ensured everyone enjoyed their time ashore. The large floating marine and hard-stand storage area, close proximity to the racing areas and enthusiastic support from the RBYC on-water volunteers helped to set a new standard for Access Class State Championships.
Many of the Victorian and interstate competitors used the event as preparation for the Australian and International Championships being held in
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