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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.


Keep off the Grass

Andrew Cox

As you have read (and seen, if you’ve been down to the club over the past month) the council has installed new turf outside the club. Which is great, but we need to do our part to make sure the new grass survives as it still requires another four weeks or so to take root. We keep reminding people to avoid walking on the grass, but people are still doing it anyway.  Could you please help us to ensure a high quality long-term surface by keeping off the grass?

This means the following:

  • Walk around the path to get to the club – don’t take a shortcut across the grass
  • Rig on the beach – don’t assume you are the last boat and therefore you can rig on the concrete – find a spot on the beach
  • De-rig on the beach – and don’t go on the lawn to remove your sail or fold it – keep off the grass
  • Hose on the concrete semi-circle at the top of the boat ramp – no salt water on or near the grass
  • No dollies on the grass – any spare dollies should be stored on the lino at the front of the club or on the left side of the concrete semi-circle out the front

What does it matter if you tiptoe lightly across the grass or use it for a few minutes?  It probably doesn’t in the scheme of things.  But we need to set an example, because when people see us using it, they then bring their dogs onto it, or wheel their 18 foot skiffs onto it (which happened last week).

Please help us with this.  We are investing in our collective future enjoyment and we appreciate your ongoing patience and cooperation for the next few weeks.