DYC Sailors at Sail Melbourne

by David Staley

Neil Paterson (AUS036) at the IFDS World Championships in Kinsale
Neil Paterson (AUS036) at the IFDS World Championships in Kinsale

Docklands Yacht Club members Russell Phillips, Sally Wilkinson and Neil Patterson are sailing in the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Sail Melbourne event currently under way at Sandringham Yacht Club.

Day one of Sail Melbourne dawned bright and hot, with a strong hot northerly wind of around 18-24 knots blowing. The Liberties and SKUD18’s sailed the afternoon session on the prime ‘Stadium’ courses – right off the breakwater outside the Club.

Russell and Sally retired from the first race with electrical issues on the first day, but managing to complete both races today. Neil is racing his recently acquired International 2.4mR boat for the first time.

You can visit the Sail Melbourne website at www.sailmelbourne.com.au and see the latest results at http://sailmelbourne.com.au/website/results.html




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