DYC sailors excel at Access Nationals

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Vice Commodore Cadeyrn Gaskin competed in the 2.3 single person and 303 two person divisions of the Access Class Australian Championships
Vice Commodore Cadeyrn Gaskin competed in the 2.3 single person and 303 two person divisions of the Access Class Australian Championships
Alison Weatherly was second in the 303 single person division and overall best female at the 2010 Nationals
Alison Weatherly was second in the 303 single person division and overall best female at the 2010 Nationals
Andrew Cook was second in the 2.3 single person division
Andrew Cook was second in the 2.3 single person division
Cadeyrn Gaskin & Gavin Dagley won the 303 two person person division
Cadeyrn Gaskin & Gavin Dagley won the 303 two person person division
The Winning Victorian Team at Royal Brightn Yacht Club
The Winning Victorian Team at Royal Brightn Yacht Club
David Staley, Thursday, 21 January 2010

A number of Docklands Yacht Club members have posted excellent results at the 2010 Australian Access Class Championships held at Royal Brighton Yacht Club from January 14-17. 

 

Our sailors' placings contributed significantly to Victoria winning the overall team trophy for the first time in the 15 year history of the national competition.  The Victorian Championships were also held concurrently with the Nationals and DYC featured prominently.

 

Vice-Commodore Cadeyrn Gaskin teamed with Mordialloc's Gavin Dagley to win the 303 two-person competition sailing one of the new DYC 303s.  This was the biggest division fleet of the regatta with 15 boats.  Gaskin & Dagley won from Chris Cook & Zac Heuchmer (NSW) by one point after posting three race wins.

 

Roy Jewell paired with Joan Andrews from Albert Park Yacht Club in the other new DYC boat to finish 6th.  Alison Weatherly, sailing with Special Olympics sailor Sarah Millsom, placed 10th.

 

In the 303 single-person fleet, Alison finished 2nd overall, secured with a win in the final big breeze race.  This placing in a strong fleet resulted in Alison being awarded the Best Female at the regatta.

 

Andrew Cook placed 2nd in the Access 2.3 division, just a single point behind 2010 Australian Champion Charles Weatherly from Ballarat.  Cadeyrn Gaskin was 7th in the 13 boat fleet and Krista Bailey finished 10th.

 

Krista also sailed in the 4 boat SKUD 18 division with Canberra sailor Michael Leydon.  They finished 3rd after a tight battle with the New Zealand crew.

 

All of Dockland's 11 Access Class boats were transported to and from Brighton for the event.  Those not used by club members were chartered to sailors travelling from interstate.

 

DYC has been identified by Sailability Victoria as its "Development Centre of Achievement".  As a result of this, the majority funding for two new Access 303s was provided by Sailability from a grant received from the Yulgilbar Foundation, a Myer Family Trust. 

 

With DYC's regular short course racing program, hosting training days and regattas for the Victorian Special Olympics Sailing Team, encouragement of new sailors to take up competitive sailing and strong representation at the National Championships, the Club is already fulfilling its role as a key Victorian development centre.

 

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