DYC Short Course Racing

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Liberty fleet close sailing
Liberty fleet close sailing
Beck and Roy downwind
Beck and Roy downwind
Neil in his favorite yellow boat
Neil in his favorite yellow boat
David Staley, Monday, 19 November 2012

Docklands Yacht Club Short Course Racing Series kicked off in November after the October racing day being abandoned.  

Sunny conditions and a fresh southerly breeze made for some lively competition and fun sailing in the five races conducted. There were eleven sailors enjoying the water in eight boats - all provided by DYC.

Neil Patterson made a clean sweep of the Access 303 class results. Several of the races were come-from-behind wins - he had plenty of competition from the other sailors - but mostly Patterson led from the start.

In the Liberty class, Cadeyrn Gaskin won the first two heats and Russell Phillips claimed the final three. That has given Phillips and the overall lead by a single point.

Sunday December 16 was the second session.  In the Liberties, Cadeyrn Gaskin and Russell Phillips ended up with the same number of race wins, leaving Phillips in the lead.  In the 303s, Sarah and Craig Millsom have risen to the top of the table.

Scheduled one Sunday per month through April next year, the Short Course Series is open to Access 2.3, Access 303, Liberty and other classes. Future dates for racing are January 20, February 17, March 17 and April 21. 

It is a great fun way to get a start or progress in racing and provides plenty of practice with starts and mark roundings, and helps to develop skills, technique and rules knowledge while enjoying some friendly competition. A limited number of club boats are available for members and visiting sailors.

The Series provides an ideal preparation for sailors competing in the Access Class Victorian Championships (February 22-24 at Ballarat Yacht Club) and the Australian Championships (March 29 - April 1 at the Canberra Sailing Club).

Informal training and coaching may be available in the mornings before racing.

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are available via the links below.

 

If you have any questions, contact David Staley via email david@accessclass.org or phone 9012 2612 during business hours.

 

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