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79 Bay St
Double Bay, NSW, 2028
Australia

The finest Laser sailing club in the world, located in Double Bay on Sydney Harbour.

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Traveling DBSC Sailors Succeed

Kirk Marcolina

Many DBSCers were busy traveling last weekend with 23 members sailing in regattas away from Double Bay. Nine of our sailors went interstate to attend the Victorian State Masters in Geelong. The group was testing the waters before the Laser Master Worlds which will be held there in 2020. Whilst at the same time, 14 of our members travelled to Pittwater to compete at the Metro Championships. Everyone appears to have had a grand time on the water and the results were outstanding.

Notable DBSC Victorian State Masters Results: 

Standard - Apprentice

  • Jules Hall #1

  • Hadrien Bourely #2 

Standard - Master

  • Brett Beyer #1 (and #1 overall)

  • Luke Parker #2 (and #2 overall)

  • Ian Alexander #4

Radial - Master

  • Andrew Cox #2 (and #3 overall)

Notable DBSC Metro Championship Results: 

Standard - Grand Master

  • Andrew Simpson #2

Radial - U17

  • Daniel Costandi #1

  • Evie Saunders #2

Radial - U19

  • Otto Henry #1 (and #1 overall)

  • Zac West #2

Well done to all. Here’s to more great traveling regattas next season!

The DBSC Crew in Geelong.

The DBSC Crew in Geelong.

Saturday Sprints

Kirk Marcolina

While some of the fleet was away at the Metros and Victorian Masters, a 20-plus contingent of sailors practiced their skills in a series of 5 sprint races. The steady moderate SE breeze provided a fun afternoon of racing. Thanks to PRO David Shannon, COTD Kirk Marcolina, and David’s son Henry for running the day. 

Henry on Flag Duty.

Henry on Flag Duty.

Sign up For Community and Family Day

Kirk Marcolina

April 6-7 will be a weekend of sharing our club with family, friends, and the community. Saturday, April 6th is Family Day – post racing we’ll have a jumping castle set up in the park, family Laser races, RIB rides, and a kid-friendly BBQ on the deck. It’s free for all, but to help us with numbers for catering please RSVP here now. 

On Sunday April 7th, from 10am to 2pm, DBSC is hosing our first Community Day which is a full-on fete for the wider community, complete with carnival games and many other activities. To pull this off we’re going to need lots of help, please email Kirk Marcolina if you can lend a hand. Also, it would be great if you could spread the word about this event by sharing our Facebook event page

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Laser For Sale

Kirk Marcolina

Hull number 177085. Includes:

  •  2x full rig Mark II sails - one brand new (<5 sails) - one training quality.

  • Full rig bottom section, radial bottom section, 2x boom (one 1 season old, other old backup), 3x top sections (1 new, 1 good, 1 old).

  • Foil bag, foil, dagger board. Rig bag for travelling with 1 rig setup.

  • Running rigging all <2 years old.

$2k or nearest offer. If you’re interested, please contact Michael Gentry.

The Week Ahead

Kirk Marcolina

Wednesday 20 March, 5pm – Twilight Sailing with BBTP – only a few more left until the end of daylight saving, so join us.

Saturday 23 March, 2pm Start – Autumn Point Score, heats 7 & 8. 

Community Weekend Needs You

Kirk Marcolina

The Weekend of April 6-7 is Community Weekend. It’s our chance to show off the club we love with our loved ones, friends and the wider community. The weekend kicks off on Saturday afternoon, April 6th with an event just for members and their families. Post racing we’ll have a jumping castle set up in the park, family Laser races, RIB rides, and a kid-friendly BBQ on the deck. It’s free for all, but to help us with numbers for catering please RSVP here now. 

On Sunday, we’re taking it to the next level with a free festival of games and activities designed to share a bit of the DBSC spirit with the wider community. Carnival games with prizes, motor boat rides, Laser demonstrations, a jumping castle, food and much more will be on offer. The community festival takes place on the 7th of April from 10am to 2pm in front of the club at Steyne Park. Please spread the word about this exciting day. You can link to our Facebook page about the event here.  

To pull off these events we’ll need a significant amount of help. On Saturday, we need 5 volunteers to help with the BBQ, RIB driving and jumping castle monitoring. On Sunday, we need around 20 volunteers to help with Carnival Games, Laser Demos, BBQ, RIB rides, set up, etc. Please email Kirk Marcolina if you’re able to help lend a hand. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.   

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Toasties are Too Hot, Beer’s Not

Kirk Marcolina

Our beloved toasties are getting a makeover. To cut down on complexities in the kitchen and to relieve the canteen crew from endless shopping trips, chopping and sorting, toastie ingredients are being simplified. From this Saturday forward you can choose from ham, cheese and tomato (or any combination of those items) to have on your toastie.  Those are the ingredients that we all love anyway – so it’s a win for all!

Also, it’s been noted that several members are taking beer out of the beer fridge without paying; this is especially true during BBQs. Please note the only free food and drink during BBQs are the items on the serving tables (many times this includes free wine). However, the beer and other beverages are never free, so please make sure you pay up. 

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Race Report

Kirk Marcolina

We had nearly 40 boats turn up last Saturday for heats 13 and 14 of the Club Championships. It was an unsettled day with a trying 3-10 knot breeze that started Southerly but tuned E/NE. The light breeze, and a big fleet of 18’s gave us some tricky racing. The winners were: Full Rigs: Geoff Kirk (race 13), Murray Stone (race 14); Radials: Mark Louis (race 13), Jack Littlechild (race 14); 4.7s: Finn Kirk (races 13 & 14). Thanks to last week’s volunteers for putting on a great day of racing: PRO Jonathan Stone, assisted by Rod Barnes, COTD Tim Heath, CoCOTD Kevin Gilroy, and Canteen Assistant Pippa Batchelor. Thanks also to the canteen crew for putting on the best post-racing “minimalist BBQ” ever. 

Metros on This Weekend

Kirk Marcolina

A reminder the NB Sailsports Metropolitan Championships are on this weekend, 16-17 March at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Pittwater. The Notice of Race for this event is HERE and the Sailing Instructions are HERE. You can enter online HERE of up until 11.30am on Saturday at RPAYC.