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Double Bay, NSW, 2028

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


The Race before Xmas

Luke Parker

'Twas seconds to the start, and all down the line,

Many boats were over, except, of course, mine.

Other skippers were cursing, and sounding most surly

With much screaming between boats: “You’re OVER EARLY!”


But we’re off, fast and clean.  We charge up the course.

Tacking on top of the others, without any remorse.

I make it look easy, as I stay with each lift,

Tuned into the phases, my skills are a gift!


I was feeling almost giddy, as I kept the boat ahead,

I was planning replay the glory later in bed.

I rounded the top mark first; I was claiming the prize,

But I blew it all on the run with a spectacular capsize