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.
An OK Day at Docklands
I was a beautiful sunny day with gentle breezes finally building to 10 knots by mid afternoon. The forecast northerly never eventuated, and during the early session swung twice around the compass, testing sailors and race officials alike. After two heats were completed in these frustrating conditions, a break was called as a sumptuous BBQ lunch seemed much more appealing.
Following the first two races, the experienced Bruce Ashton was in the lead with a 1-2 scoreline, ahead of Tom Pearce and Morgan Staley.
The sailors headed back on the water feeling refreshed and relaxed shortly after 2pm and were met with a relatively steady southerly of 7-10 knots. With ideal conditions for this format of racing, a series of six back-to-back heats were sailed under sunny skies.
Tom Pearce strung together three wins in the afternoon to look threatening, but Bruce Ashton's consistency paid off with Ashton taking the regatta with a 3 point buffer from Pearce. Chris Visick finished 3rd overall, well clear of the rest of the fleet.
The OK's enjoyed their day at Docklands and we hope to see them back again soon.