Team DBSC was well represented at Sail Melbourne (or whatever it is branded nowadays) with eight younger folk:
- Standard: Marcus (team captain), Zoolander and Nik.
- Radials: Grasshopper 2.0 and Marlena.
- 4.7: Jack, Mark and Henry
Despite giving up the opportunity to sail with a big fleet at home, these heroic younger folk made the trek down the Hume Highway to the cultural capital of Australia (used to be the financial capital, until the commodities' super-sink-cycle).
The People's Prince, congratulated Team DBSC:
"Under the experienced regatta leadership of Marcus, the kiddies not only performed well on the water but also had a great time off-the-water. A particularly fun, and accretive, activity was completing math problem sets while having on-hand tutoring by the older sailors - even our youngest sailor has now nailed ordinary differential equations and Reimann surfaces."
Speaking from the top of the podium, Grasshopper 2.0 became highly emotional when confronted by the international press contingent:
"I really wanted to sail the Dick Tyrell and Manos Rousso races on Saturday at DBSC, so I was very distracted at the start of the week and it showed in the results. The handicap start for the Tyrell means that you really have the opportunity to chase down the best club Laser fleet in the world, if you are good enough. Congratulations to the winners of both races, Jimmy D and Mikey D."
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