DBSC members celebrated the festive season on the harbour in style, donning Santa hats as they sailed the annual Tyrell and Rousso races last Saturday. The forecast 30-knots didn’t eventuate, but there was still more than a bit of excitement in these unique annual races. In the Tyrell, the handicapped chase saw Jim Dounis winning in a very close finish.
The breeze picked up for the Rousso (a scratch race with a massed start). With thunderstorms looming, the race committee wisely shortened the course at the second bottom mark rounding. The shortened finish saw Andrew Cox first in the radials and Luke Parker first in the standards, with Luke taking the trophy after application of the yardstick. Thanks to the on-water crew: Mark Bethwaite (who set up the course despite being unwell before retiring for the afternoon), Daryl Lawrence, Clare Alexander, Tony Scott, Julian Van Aalst, Emily Ball, and Dene Bergman. Thanks also to the canteen crew who were assisted this week by Richard Au.