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.
Short Course Racing Series approaches conclusion
This Sunday started out overcast and threatening rain but turned into a sunny afternoon for Docklands Yacht Club’s Short Course Racing Series.
A southerly breeze arrived just before 3pm following a lengthy first heat of 30 minutes. Once the wind arrives, the remaining five races were between 10 and 13 minutes duration. March 4 is the only race day remaining in the annual series.
Mark Thorpe added a single point to his narrow lead over Martin Waller today, but Waller will travel to Goolwa next month for the South Australian Championships, ensuring that Thorpe will claim the Access 2.3 Division trophy for the 2011-2012 season.
In the Access 303 Division, Sarah & Craig Millsom are the most consistent competitors and already enjoy a 17 point lead over their nearest rival, Christine Elliot. New Docklands member, Neil Patterson, missed the first three race days but has marched up into third place overall with a series of 1-2 finishes over the past two sessions.
The Access Liberty class was back on the water this weekend and Cadeyrn Gaskin has cemented his position at the top of the table.
All of the top ranked sailors competing in the DYC Short Course Racing Series are using the intense racing format provided on Victoria Harbour to prepare for the State, National and World Championships being held over the next couple of months.
The Access Class Victorian Championships are being held at Lysterfield Lake on March 17 & 18, while the Combined Australian and World Championships are being held at Middle Harbour Yacht Club in Sydney from April 6-13. It is expected five Docklands sailors will take part in the World Championships.
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