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.
Docklands Sailors Awarded
DYC members were honoured in two recent presentation evenings.
The DYC Short Course Series trophies were awarded for the 2013/14 season. The Short Course Series, which runs from October to April annually, sees a series of between 4-6 short races held on a Sunday, once a month, over the summer months. These short races give sailors excellent practice in race starts and tactics and are open to all. Two of the seven scheduled race days throughout the season were abandoned as a result of poor weather, but 27 races were completed for the 303s, 22 for the Liberties and 11 for the 2.3s with thanks to DYC Race Officers David Ashburner and David Staley.
Beck West continued on her good form from the earlier Victorian Championships to take the 303 title with a commanding 24 point lead from Louis Patterson and Christine Elliot in third.
Russell Phillips and Caderyn Gaskin resumed their annual battle in the Liberty fleet, with Russell taking the trophy for the second year, with Shauna Phillips in third.
With two boats required to register a score, the Hansa 2.3 class was reduced to a two day series even though a number of single boats had sailed throughout the season. Stewart Cathie from Albury-Wodonga Yacht Club claimed the overall win on the basis of six straight wins on the final day, while DYC’s Cadeyrn Gaskin came in second in the 2.3s while he focused on the Liberty competition. Mark Thorpe from Sale was third overall.
Also, at the recent Yachting Victoria Awards, DYC member Russell Phillips was named Victorian Sailor of the Year with a Disability for the 2013-14 season, sharing the trophy with Neil Patterson. Apart from winning the Liberty division in the Short Course Series, Russell also had podium finishes in Hansa Class events in North America, New Zealand and the Victorian Championships, along with solid results in other domestic events and also won this trophy last year.
Docklands Yacht Club welcomes any sailors who may be interested in competing in their 2014/15 Short Course series to watch the website for dates and information.