Docklands Yacht Club Short Course series returns
The dates for the annual Short Course Series at Docklands Yacht Club in Melbourne have been announced.
The first race day of Sunday October 5 has now been abandonded, due to a conflict with the 2.3 birthday regatta and expected low entry numbers. Future dates are November 15, December 20, January 17, February 21, April 3 and April 17.
With an impending move to their new Clubrooms fast approaching - and the relocation of the pontoon - the October 5th date may need to be abandoned or postponed. Confirmation of this date will be on the Docklands Yacht Club website.
This Short course racing provides plenty of practice with starts and mark roundings. It helps to develop skills, technique and rules knowledge while enjoying some friendly competition. On most days, 4-6 short races of 10-20 minute duration are conducted.
The Series will be held in conjunction with the Docklands Short Course Regatta on April 17th when races will be combined division starts with overall results calculated on Yachting Victoria Yardstick
Informal training and coaching may be available in the mornings before racing. A limited number of club boats are available for members and visiting sailors (visitors pay a small fee). Sailors may also bring their own boats and may register to compete in any race or the whole series.
Notice of Race(including entry form) and Sailing Instructions are available via this link.
The Series provides an ideal preparation for sailors competing in the INAS International Sailing Championships - at this same venue - on January 22-26, the Hansa Class Victorian Championships (January 30-31 at Latrobe Valley Yacht Club) and the Australian Championships (March 25 - 28 at the Gold Coast Sailing Club in Queensland).