We mostly race Lasers. (If you are interested in our Big Boat Brethren click here)
However, we believe in catering for all sizes of single-handed dinghy sailors by offering races in: standard rigs; radial rigs; and, 4.7 rigs.
Apart from the week of Christmas, there is racing at DBSC every Saturday from 1 August to 30 April. Racing commences promptly at 1pm in August, and at 2pm in other months. August is the pre-season and official racing starts on the first Saturday in September. We typically hold two 45(ish) minute races back-back each Saturday. Pre-race briefing commences in the clubhouse 60 minutes prior to the race start.
DBSC supports the NSW Laser Association, and encourages our sailors to attend official laser regattas. As such, we don't contest point score or club championship events in conflict with regattas. We host informal sprint racing on those days for those that don't want to travel.
A highlight of our season is the Challenge Series we race against our friends at Vaucluse Yacht Club. Each club hosts a day of interclub racing, with fleet results tallied across those two days to calculate who wins "the Shield" awarded to the best overall club. Individual sailors also compete for the "Interclub Champion" title. Its high quality, competitive racing in good spirits; and fortunately DBSC has held the title for a few seasons now. Many of the photos on this website were taken at this event.
During daylight savings, informal racing occurs on Wednesdays with “splash” from 5.30pm (i.e. standard summer time). Members with good standing have a key to the clubhouse, and usually open the club at 4.45pm unless the weather is appalling. The focus is on boat handling, and we typically race short sprints using permanent markers in the harbour. Everyone is welcome.
In Winter, Informal sailing occurs most Saturday mornings between mid-June to end-July with “splash” from 7.30am. Yes it's early, but the morning westerlies and lack of traffic on the harbour make it very worthwhile. Members with good standing have a key to the clubhouse, and usually open the club from 7.00 am unless the weather is appalling. There may or may not be a course laid.
If you would like to hire a club Laser and try racing with us on a Saturday afternoon, click here