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Double Bay, NSW, 2028
Australia

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

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Winter Laser Sprints

Luke Parker

The official (laser; see below) season is now done and dusted, but DBSCers are hardy souls needing regular sailing.  And we want to be in tip top form before we host the state titles in November.

Luckily, Winter provides regular morning westerlies that constantly delivers fantastic, traffic free sailing in the area north of Clarke island. Typically the breeze is strongest at dawn and dies off by about 9.30 (as the land warms up), so the early birds get the worms. Sure it's a little cool, but it's great sailing. The cooler it is, the better the westerly blows.

This year we're trying to organise regular informal sprint racing.

Plan is we get to club at 7am. Launch at 7.30.  First races from 8, or just before.  Return by 9.45, club locked up by 10.30.  Home to cook the loved one brunch.  The suggestion is that we run sprint races, we launch a RIB each week to set a course and provide rescue support.  We'll each take a turn in the RIB, and hopefully, we'll each only do a half shift (swap RIB for a laser).


We're juggling the desire of some to sail Saturdays and others who have kids sports on Saturday or who are looking for an excuse to drop church for a bit of spiritually enlightening wet hiking, so we have proposed a compromise schedule: 1st Saturday and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Peter Collie will manage a doodle account to give us a sense of who is showing up.  If you are interested in joining us, Please email him on social@dbsc.com.au as he will build a seperate email list to keep people in the loop.  He promises not to send the list to Nigerian scammers.