We have three important contributors to the Women’s Laser Regatta that we want to recognise and acknowledge with a special thank you.
First, we thank NSW Government Member for Vaucluse, The Hon. Gabrielle Upton — Gabrielle is a strong supporter of the club, having championed several NSW Government grants for us, including grants for the Women’s Laser Regatta, the club’s brand new cardiac defibrillator, and the ongoing piles replacement project. Gabrielle opened the regatta, saying “I’m proud to support DBSC and this event, which celebrates women. It’s wonderful to see you all here with these inspirational coaches, learning and having fun.”
Second, we thank Mayor of WoollahraMunicipal Council, Peter Cavanagh — Peter is also a strong supporter of the club and its contribution to the community. He championed a Woollahra Municipal Council grant for the Women’s Laser Regatta, and presented the prizes at the conclusion of the regatta. He showed tremendous affinity for what we are doing in promoting women in sailing, by wearing a bright pink waistcoat selected especially for the event, matching the pink bibs that had been worn by the sailors all weekend. He said, “It’s wonderful to see the sense of community this has created. Volunteering is such a rewarding thing and Council is proud to have provided a grant for this event.”
Third, we thank Kevin Phillips and the NSW and ACT Laser Association — Kevin is a great friend and partner to the club, providing a grant to fund coaching for the weekend, and providing support in the form of marketing and promotion for the event. We have been proud to work very closely with the Laser Association in holding various championships at DBSC, most recently the Open and Masters State Championship last season. We also aim to support Laser Association events by sending large contingents of sailors to their regattas. We encourage all members to diarise and sign up for the Coast Championships at VYC on 27-28 October (there will be no racing at DBSC that day) and for the State Masters Championships at South Lake Macquarie Amateur SC on 2-3 March 2019.