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 sailors excel at Access Nationals
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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