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 on Podium at Kiwi Cup
Victorian sailors Krista Bailey and Russell Phillips have finished in third place in the SKUD 18 competition of the Kiwi Cup and New Zealand Access Nationals held last week in Napier.
Bailey & Phillips, both members of Docklands Yacht Club, finished behind two teams who have qualified their nations for the 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition sailing the Sailability Victoria SKUD 18. Tim Dempsey and Jan Apel from Auckland (NZL) strung together 6 wins from 8 starts to top the SKUD fleet. Jovin Tan and Desiree Lim from Singapore sailed very consistently to secure 2nd overall but could not match the speed of the Dempsey & Apel.
Bailey & Phillips will join the other SKUD 18 teams to race in the Sail Auckland International Regatta this coming weekend and join in a training camp run by Yachting New Zealand's Rob Hielkema before heading home.
The Kiwi Cup and NZ Nationals included three classes - the SKUD 18, Liberty and Access 303.
Wellington sailor Michael Jones (NZL) won the Liberty competition by one point over Magali Moraines from France. Current World and European Champion, Moraines was in a strong position after the first day but was slower in the stronger breezes yesterday. NSW North Coast sailorsChris Cook (AUS) led the Liberty fleet on day one, but dropped from 1st to 5th overall enabling Auckland sailor John Toole (NZL) to finish in 3rd.
Tess Connell & Briar Mannering (Auckland & Napier) dropped a 2nd place score from day two to take a resounding win in the all New Zealand Access 303 competition. Alexander O'Connor (Wellington) held second position on both days and finished 6 points ahead of fellow Wellington sailors Genevieve McLachlan & Jane Thomasson.
All the visiting sailors have enjoyed the facilities and hospitality of the Napier Sailing Club and Sailability Hawkes Bay. The Kiwi Cup has been generously supported by the Glenn Family Foundation, Hooker Pacific Transport, Mondiale Freight Services and New Zealand Sailability programs.