Our two newest members reflects in a microcosm the cultural diversity that is one of the strengths of our club.
Starting in reverse chronological order, Sam-Bo who is a native of the furthest western edge of the Sydney Metropolitan area is our latest Radial Laser sailor.
Commenting on her successful application to the club, she enthused:
"I used to sail Lasers many years ago and when I occasionally podiumed at regattas people asked me whether I was a DBSC member because they knew I was from Western Sydney. I didn't have the confidence then to join what is one of the globe's strongest fleets. With the opportunity to do Learn to Race and with competition at the back of the fleet to push myself, I decided to bite the bullet and apply to join."
Also, joining us from Monaco is Hadrien, who has a different reason for joining:
"I didn't feel comfortable at my old club in Monaco. It wasn't the lack of a competitive world class racing fleet as there are lots of 100 footers there that are professionally skippered (the owners can't sail), but the fact I couldn't speak Russian. I'm really looking forward to getting into the DBSC scene, but need help in an appropriate boat name. Princess Grace was one suggestion, any others?"
Rear-Commodore, Ozzy, announcing the acceptance of the membership applications exclaimed: