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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.


Volunteers Needed for States

Kirk Marcolina

While the State Championships is an exciting event for the club, it is also a challenge.  We need to be very organised to make sure that the club is presented well, and to ensure we do everything possible to help the Laser Class Association make the event a success.

So, we need a host of volunteers on the day (and for working bees in the lead-up).  Here are the “positions vacant” – we need people to volunteer for each of these please:

(a)    Parking – we need someone to operate the gate to Double Bay Primary School and collect the parking fee, all of which will be donated to the school.  This will run from 9.00am until about 11.30am on the Saturday and from 8.00am to about 9.30am on the Sunday.  People who are intending to sail can volunteer for this.  If you can do this for an hour or more, please email Pippa:

(b)   Support vessels – we need two experienced volunteers for the finish boat to assist Leanne Narborough and Ros Read record the finish for both days. We also need one experienced volunteer for the start boat (the Jazzman) for both days to help Col Chidgey (PRO for the regatta) and Clare (driver and assistant PRO).  Col has asked for people who are “smart and don’t get seasick”.   If you think you fit that description, please contact Michael:

(c)    Rigging area management – we need people from 9.00am onwards on the Saturday and about 8.30am onwards on the Sunday to assist Martin White and Pat Levy direct traffic through Steyne Park.  Sunday is particularly important because we must share the park with the 18s.  Again, people who are sailing can volunteer for this.  If you can help with this, please contact Martin:

(d)   Canteen – Paul needs help running the canteen for the weekend.  We need help on Saturday from 9.00am until 11.00am and after racing for the post-race BBQ, and we need help on Sunday from about 8.30am until 10.00am and again after racing for the post-race BBQ.  People who are sailing can also volunteer for this.  If you can help with this, please contact Paul:

(e)   Beach clean up – there will be a beach clean-up two-weeks prior, on 4 November after racing finishes, as low tide is around 3.15pm. All we need is a small amount of time when people come back ashore prior to de-rigging.  We will have supplies of gloves and some bags.  If you can help with this, please contact Justin:

(f)     Club preparation working bee – there will be a working bee one-week prior on 11 November at 11.00am to prepare the club for the event.  All it will mean is getting to the club a little bit earlier than normal so we hope many members can help and show their pride in one of the premier Laser racing clubs in Australia. Details of the work to be done will be set out in next week’s newsletter.  If you can help with this, please contact Justin: