As many readers of this journal would remember, we have a number of members who also excel in the big boats.
Two of our number have recently been honoured by the CYCA:
Ocean Racer of the Year - Roger 2 Hobart ("R2H")
Navigator of the Year - JJen.
At the international press conference after the presentation, the DBSCers spoke:
R2H, expounded on ocean racing: "...the only reason why I do it is so that I can better appreciate my time sailing Lasers out of Double Bay. It is in Lasers that strategy, tactics, boat handling skills and physical endurance is tested, and not sitting on weather rail having large waves splash over you for a couple of days between vomiting violently."
JJen, proclaimed: "...this award vindicates that turning the map upside down works when going to Hobart. I accept this award on behalf of all women, globally, who navigate boats, or cars, and have been subjected to ridicule for turning the map upside down."