Each season we conduct a challenge series against our friends at VYC. In November we sailed the first leg, and as the super coach would have said, we DBSC done good, sailed well. Even if they started the race before many of is got to the event.
Recapping... Its a scratch race and each club is scored by the position of its first 5 or so sailors in each fleet. The key is that if we score the first 10 over the line and the next 5 are VYC , we score 1+2+3+4+5 points, and VYC would score 11+12+13+14+15 points. Scores are added across fleets and across the home and away legs. (Tip to new members......We don't like losing this one)
The 2nd leg of the Rolex Vaucluse Challenge will be held at 2pm on Saturday 4 February in the NEUTRAL waters with DBSC officiating, while the après culinary extravagance with a french flair style at the newly rebuilt VYC clubhouse.
In a new initiative, the Post Party Celebration will be held at the Horden Pavilion in conjunction with the Mardi Gras.
Due to sailor feedback, we're reverting to a stardard DBSC course and two races starting promptly at 2pm, Radials and 4.7's first. Rest up Friday night as a strong wind is forecast and the start line will be towards Shark Island
It is extremely important that as many DBSC sailors race as possible (standards, radials and 4.7s), and that everyone is at the race briefing at 1pm for an explanation of the course and some tactical tips by some of our sailing gurus. Splash will be at 1.20pm, sharp.
As most of you tell your children at Saturday morning sports just as they take the field, we live in a winner-take-all globalised society with no prizes for second place.
Despite the historical frostiness of Anglo-French relations, we’ve fostered so much love with our friends at the French enclave of Vaucluse that there are also two perpetual trophies at stake: Radials will be fighting for the Grahame Read Trophy and the winner of the Standards will hold the Dene Bergman Trophy. In addition, there was a new perpetual trophy launched last year, namely "The Plate". It is awarded to the club offering the best Après Sailing hospitality. Last year DBSC put on a top spread with fish, meat, salads and fancy beer. It will be well worth heading over to VYC to see what they offer in return, but you can be sure it will be good.