You could have mistaken Lake Macquarie for Double Bay last weekend, with so many DBSC members sailing there in the State Masters Championship. In fact, our club arrived at Lake Macquarie with 15 standards and 6 radials to compete against a fleet of 72 standards and 56 radials. The 21 traveling sailors marked a DBSC record for most attendees at a regatta outside of Sydney Harbour.
By all accounts the DBSCers made the most of their weekend away – both on and off the water. Many of the sailors made it a bit of a holiday, some sharing an Airbnb whist others camped out under the stars. Good meals, fine wine and tall tales from past regattas were shared.
When it came to the on-water competition, the team didn’t let us down. With strong overall finishes from Ian Alexander (8th in standards) and Andrew Cox (5th in radials) on equal points with Matt Knight (6th in radials on countback).
In the age categories, DBSC was even more dominant, with several podium finishers:
Standard Apprentice Master: Hadrien Bourely = 2, Jules Hall = 3
Standard Great Grand Master: Mark Bethwaite = 1, Ashley Deacon = 2
Radial Master: Andrew Cox = 2, Matt Knight = 3
Club Coach, Brett Beyer, shocked us all (not) with yet another unblemished performance of six straight bullets! Well done to Brett and all DBSC participants.