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79 Bay St
Double Bay, NSW, 2028

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


Calling all those with OCD


As demonstrated amply, and continuously by Team Bergman, there is no need to be on any DBSC committee (and go to meetings) to be a volunteer at DBSC, the leading Laser club in the world.

To this end, there will be a series of newsletter articles that identify volunteering opportunities in the club that are limited in scope but essential for the efficient running of the club.  If all +100 members of the club, who are not on committees, did one small task regularly, it would make the  club the premier volunteer-run organisation in the world: big league, or "bigly".

The first of these tasks could be the tidying and organisation of our Centre of Engineering Excellence.  Last week when trying to find items for setting up tackle for our buoys, it became apparent that rather than being a picture of teutonic efficiency, it had become the organisational equivalent of a Portuguese corner store.  The cause of the disorganisation could be our members or other users of the club, but it doesn't matter.

One of our members, Geoff, who is a consultant with executive search organisation Spencer Zehnder, suggested someone with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which manifests itself in clinical tidiness, would be the ideal candidate.  While many may consider OCD a disability, at DBSC it would be an opportunity!

Now, many potential volunteers don't take the final action step because they are concerned they may stuff it up.  Don't worry, there are always people to give advice.  In the case of the Centre of Engineering Excellence, its Director Emeritus, The Wise Master, will be more than willing to explain the logical arrangement of items in the centre so he can spend time on maintaining the club's committee and response boats.

Please take the time think about the how you can help your club.