Short course wraps up 2016

by DYC

Melbourne turned on a cracker of a day for the final Short Course Racing day for 2016. Unlike early in the season, where we lost several days due to strong winds, the winds were just perfect on a warm, sunny day. 

Racing started with three Hansa 303s and two Liberties under the watchful gaze of our newly minted Race Officer Louis under instruction from David. After 2 races, David was ferried back to shore where he jumped into another Liberty and completed the 4 races as a competitor, with Louis doing the honours as RO. Good luck getting David back in the start boat now!

In the 303 fleet, Christine had lead the competition, winning all races so far and looked as if she was planning to continue in the same vein, winning the first 3 races of the day. Despite not having sailed for a while, Beck had other ideas, and took out the final 3 races. Making up the 303 fleet were David (D2!) and Zoran - a new sailor who only discovered DYC last weekend at our Community Sailing Day!

Similarly, in the Liberty division, Russell had only lost 1 of the races so far, and won the first race from Shauna, however, she snuck past him to take out the second race - notching up her first victory for the season. (She's giving her Santa hat credit for the victory!) Then, David arrived in the red Liberty and blew past them both to win the remaining four races of the day - with 2 of them decided by a matter of inches from Russell.

After packing up the boats, several members went for Xmas drinks and a toast to a successful year. Short Course Racing returns to DYC on Sunday January 15th. If you'd like to be part of this fun event, then drop us an email at

Thanks to David and Paul for the piccies!





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