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.
Victoria Harbour Schools Sailing Series
LAST year's champions
The second round of the series, proudly sponsored by Lend Lease's Victoria Harbour development project and the City of Melbourne, was held on March 28 and 29 at Docklands Yacht Club.
Twelve schools sailed for the chance to compete in the state finals in May. The winners of that event will go on to compete in the Australian schools team racing championships at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in July.
Warm weather brought family and friends to Docklands on both days, though the gentle conditions certainly tested the crews' patience as well as their sailing abilities.
Event organizer and Yachting Victoria board member Mark Taylor said
"Geelong Grammar, St Michael's Grammar and Haileybury (A) have been the big improvers from last year," Mr Taylor said.
"St Leonard's was certainly pushed harder than it has been historically, and will have its work cut out in the finals if it is to repeat back-to-back State championship victories."
The final results from last weekend's qualification round were:
2. St Michael's Grammar School
8. Firbank Grammar
The four schools that automatically qualify for the state finals are
The Victorian Schools Team Racing Championships will also be held at Docklands on May 16 and 17 and comprises the final component of the Victoria Harbour Schools Sailing Series.
For more information please call Yachting Victoria's schools sailing coordinator John Middleton on 0411 453 127 .