We are disappointed to announce SBHS has decided to move its sailing program from DBSC.
There are a number of reasons for this, one of the most significant being the difficulty encountered by some of the younger, less-experienced school sailors in manoeuvring boats in the relatively confined spaces between moored boats while also avoiding ferry traffic.
We would like to thank SBHS, and in particular its Principal, Kim Jaggar, for a long and supportive relationship. SBHS made significant contributions to the club over the years, both culturally and financially.
Our affiliation with SBHS was an important part of our cultural commitment to be part of the community and to offer services to a user-base wider than just our own membership. We would welcome ideas as to how we can continue this commitment following the departure of SBHS. If you know of an organization that might be interested in partnering with DBSC for the conduct of its sailing activities, please let us know.
SBHS was very generous in its financial contributions to the club, including funds towards the purchase of our RIBs, funds via a government grant for our clubhouse expansion, and a six-year pre-payment of affiliation fees again to assist with our clubhouse expansion. In addition, the SBHS students who used the club were strong contributors to canteen revenue.
Thank you again to SBHS for being part of DBSC for so long. We will miss you.