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Double Bay, NSW, 2028
Australia

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

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Races 16, 17 & 18 of the Winter Series

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Last weekend’s racing was the opposite of all the previous winter races. A firm but gentle first race followed by two races in a true winter westerly that saw a few sailor retire. It’s all on now for our next and final winter race.


Huge thank you to PRO Instructor, Ian Alexander; learn to run a race participants, Pippa Batchelor and Andrew Craker; and COTD / Co-COTD, Jason Wilkins and Alistair Sutherland.


Results

Radials

Race 16: Matt Wenke, Race 17: Andrew Cox, Race 18: James Tudball

Standards

Race 16: Hadrien Bourely, Race 17: David Newman, Race 18: Ashley Deacon

Jack Sywak launches Tuposto at Rose Bay

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Jack Sywak has been busy setting up his new restaurant, Tuposto in Rose Bay.
This restaurant is at 670 New South Head Rd, opposite the BP, and does hand made Neapolitan pizza and pasta. Warm welcome by Maitre D Jack and discount for DBSC members (on a sliding scale of how many port crosses you allow him).

Congratulations, Jack, and we hope to dine in soon!

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Don't miss this!

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24 August - The annual club working bee will be held on Saturday 24 August. All members are expected to attend and help get the club ship shape for season start in September.

30 August - The Sailors and Volunteers Season Opening Dinner is on again. Lock it in your social calendars now. It will be HUGE. (see entry below)

28,29 September - DBSC will host the DBSC Women’s Laser Regatta for a 2nd year running. Volunteers from the club make this event truly unique, so plan to get involved over some or all of this weekend!

Season Opening Sailor's and Volunteers Dinner

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Please join us for the Season Opening Sailors and Volunteers Dinner on Friday 30th August – 7pm - @ Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club, Point Piper!

Tickets ON SALE NOW!

DBSC provides lots of events and opportunities throughout the sailing year for wives, husbands, partners or your least hostile acquaintance but this annual dinner is dedicated to the DBSC sailors and regular volunteers of the club. 

The cost of the evening is $90 which includes 2 course dinner (and a share cheese platter), wine with dinner (while it lasts) and open bar on arrival (also while it lasts), with cash bar once the kitty runs out! The evening also includes some fun and frivolity – you won’t want to miss out this year!  

As always, there is a Dress-up theme – As DBSC is setting sail for this event offsite at RPEYC we want you to  cast your memory back to a group of people who also set sail on an adventure of a lifetime. In Gilligan’s Island we watched Seven people set sail on The Minnow but got caught in a storm and end up stranded on an uncharted tropical island together. While we are not going to get shipwrecked - This year we encourage you to come dressed as your favourite character from Gilligan’s Island!

The 7 characters included:

  •  the happy-go-lucky skipper, Skipper

  • his bumbling but well-meaning first mate, Gilligan 

  • a snobby well-to-do millionaire, Thurston Howell III and his wife, Lovey

  • a buxom sexy movie star bombshell, Ginger 

  • a high-school science professor, "The Professor" 

  • and a nice country girl, Mary Ann. 

We need to add that there will be a follow on venue and ask that people RSVP for that so we can gauge interest and put names on the door to assure entry. Previously people who were part of our group have not been able to get into the venue other members were already in.  The venue is Bedouin, 53 Cross St. Double Bay. If you RSVP you name will be on the door. There is a quiet area and a dancing area.

So – Sailors and Volunteers  – secure your spot at the table by 22nd August before we set sail! All aboard!! Purchase your boarding pass right here.. Limited numbers so don’t wait – you won’t want to miss out! There is no fee for the after party, but you must RSVP to have your name on the door.

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Viva BrisVegas. Aka Old blokes head north

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Geoff Kirk, Luke Parker, along with super coach Brett Beyer, and occasional winter sailing radial guest Craig Davis travelled to the four day South Pacific laser masters championships at RQYS last weekend.

The weather was a mixed bag. Day 1 was a drifter with massive wind shifts and inconsistencies, Day 2 bought 3 long races in a solid 18 to 25+ knots, day 3 was a glass out until late 5 knot sea breeze filled in for one race, and day 4 was blown out with no racing possible.

As usual, Brett gave a masterclass across all conditions and discarded a “1” - picket fence. Luke and Geoff had good regattas and both finished in the top 10.

It was a well run regatta, hosted at a strong and organised club, with an onsite hotel and great cafes within walking distance. Of particular note, the change rooms would make our Commodore swoon. They’re seriously flash.

The SPLM is an annual event and well worth the trip north.


Enter the open nationals now. Win a laser!

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The Notice of Race has been released for the 2020 Australian Laser Championships (NB - this is the Open Championships, not the Masters for which most of the club will be after), to be held at Sandringham from January 1 to 8. This will be the first event in an amazing summer of Laser sailing in Victoria, so you are encouraged to get your entry in NOW.

If your entry is received before August 31, 2019, you will go in the draw to win a brand new Laser, including the rig of your choice, courtesy of the major sponsor PSA.

For more information, read the full article here.

Upcoming events

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14 July - Bastille Day. And Sunday morning Winter series heats 16-18!

24 August - The annual club working bee will be held on Saturday 24 August. All members are expected to attend and help get the club ship shape for season start in September.

30 August - The Sailors and Volunteers Season Opening Dinner is on again. Lock it in your social calendars now. It will be HUGE.

28,29 September - DBSC will host the DBSC Women’s Laser Regatta for a 2nd year running. Volunteers from the club make this event truly unique, so plan to get involved over some or all of this weekend!

Mark Bethwaite awarded the Barranjoey pin

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On Saturday night we were privileged to witness one of our own receiving the Barranjoey pin at the Australian Sailing Awards at the CYCA.

Mark Bethwaite received his pin in recognition for his 2 x Olympic campaigns and his continuous competitive sailing. Sir James Hardy (who also received his pin) pinned this to Mark’s jacket. The tradition is that one Barranjoey pin recipient puts the pin onto the next one to receive the pin.

The Barranjoey pin program launched to recognise Australia's greatest sailors. 

The uniquely numbered pins will be presented around the country this year and next to those athletes who have represented and continue to represent Australia at the highest levels in sailing. It is named after the yacht ‘Barranjoey’, which was sailed to Australia’s first Olympic sailing gold medal, at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games.

A very special moment, and another reminder of how deep the talent in the club runs, and also how lucky we are to have such a highly decorated sailor in our midst!