Docklands Australia Day Short Course Regatta announced

by DYC

A 3 day regatta has been scheduled for the Australia Day long weekend at Docklands Yacht Club and entry is now open.

The Docklands Australia Day Short Course regatta will take place on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of January, and will be the first regatta held at our new home - the Community Boating Hub.

The boats sailed will be the Hansa 2.3, 303 and Liberty and a minimum of 2 boats is required to constitute a fleet. Up to 12 short races each day may be conducted.

Short course racing is the best possible practice for just about any kind of yacht racing, combining starting practice with multiple tactical situations in several races per regatta. This fun, friendly regatta will include a full day's coaching clinic, followed by two days of racing.

The event also serves as a great warm-up event for the Victorian Hansa Class Championships, being held the following weekend at Latrobe Valley Yacht Club at which the same classes of boats will be competing - allowing sailors to compete in 2 regattas in one week.

Sailors of any age, sailing ability or disability are invited to attend one, or all days and, subject to availability, club boats may be available for non-member competitors for a small fee of $10 per day - or, you can bring your own boat. To book a charter boat, please contact Shauna at

The Notice of Race and fillable entry form are available at the bottom of the page.

The Schedule for the regatta is:

Saturday 23rd January

1000 - 1100 Registration

1100 - 1700 Coaching Clinic

Sunday 24th January

1000 - 1030 Registration

1100 onwards Racing

Monday 25th January

1000 - 1030 Registration

1100 onwards Racing

1600 (approx.) Presentation

Costs for the regatta are $50 or $20 for a single-day fee (plus boat charter, if applicable). 

Eligible boats may enter by completing the attached entry form and emailing it to the Club and making an electronic funds transfer of the appropriate fees (see entry form) by 1700hrs on January 14, 2016.

Late entries will be accepted until 1300hrs on January 23, 2016.

For more details, contact Shauna at

For more information about the Victorian Hansa Class Championships, follow this link.





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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.

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