The principal activity of Double Bay Sailing Club is to provide members with enjoyable, well organised and competitive Laser sailing on Sydney Harbour, the best harbour in the world.
Lasers are the one design single-handed boat raced in the Olympics. We host fleets of Standard Rig Lasers, Radial Lasers and 4.7 Lasers. While Lasers are not the most forgiving boat to sail, it doesn’t take long for sailors of other dinghies to pick up the boat handling skills to at least complete our races.
We cater for men and women, junior and open fleets, and all divisions of the masters.
Members range from absolute novices who may have recently completed sailing lessons to national and international champions, including former and prospective Olympians. With approximately 100 members, we generally get at least 40 members to the starting lines each Saturday. We have storage in our clubhouse for 70 Lasers.
In addition, our small Big Boat Brethren Division host regular, relaxed racing on the Harbour and occasionally take on the elite sailors in blue water classics like the Sydney to Hobart. In 2014, two of our members skippered and navigated Wild Rose, the overall winner of the Sydney to Hobart. We offer eight yacht tender/dinghy storage racks to our yacht owning members.
The club's support fleet consists of Jazzman (2014 Arvor 215), the Dene Bergman (6m Avon RIB), and the Paul Adam (a smaller RIB).
The club is run entirely by volunteers, from a modest timber building in Steyne Park, Double Bay (adjacent to the Bay Street ferry wharf). The clubhouse was expanded and completely renovated in 2012 and our modern change rooms with continuous hot water are an immense source of pride. A history of the club can be found here and a wonderful photo of Double Bay in the 1940's is here
Our 2016-17 season Office Bearers:
- Commodore: Luke Parker
- Vice Commodore: Michael Osborne
- Rear Commodore: Geoff Kirk
- Treasurer: Andrew Cox
- Secretary: Clare Alexander
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