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79 Bay St
Double Bay, NSW, 2028
Australia

The finest Laser sailing club in the world, located in Double Bay on Sydney Harbour.

Women's Regatta News

PRO Louise Davis announced!

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Come one, come all! Have we got a roll up for you. Our Race Team are primed and ready to race - all we need are the sailors on the startline! 

Let us introduce you to our amazing IRO - Louise Davis. She is jumping on a plane from QLD to come and run our races - not only is she a Race Officer she is an International Race officer. We always promise to give you the best of the best and with the best RO you will have the BEST racing!

Louise has been an International Race Officer since 2012 and has officiated at many large Australian events at her home club (Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron) and other Australian and overseas clubs. She will be PRO for the 2019 South East Asian Games, was until recently the chair of the Yachting Queensland Racing Rules and Officials Committee, a member of the National Racing Rules and Officials Committee and is passionate about training and mentoring other race officers and race management volunteers. 

Louise is hot off the start boat and in the last 5 years she has been the RO for over 28 events including the South Pacific Laser Masters, Sail Brisbane, Etchells Worlds, Etchells Australiain Championship and lots more. 

Why have the best? So you have the best event, the best racing and the best experience. We are committed to delivering this to you and we are so grateful that Louise Davis is coming to our shores for this event. 

Also joining us on the race team is our lead coach - Krystal Weir and back by popular demand after last years event! 

With a long list of achievements, including seven-time Australian National Champion in Laser Radial, sailing in her first Sydney to Hobart last year, and not attending one, but two Olympic games, is something most professional athletes only dream about! 

Part of the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) when she was 15, progressing to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), it only seemed natural to compete in the 2008 Olympic games in Qingdao China. She sailed in a three-crew Yngling team, where she finished tenth alongside teammates Karyn Gojnich and Angela Farrell. 

In 2012, Weir was handed the Olympic baton for the second time in her sailing career, except this time she was selected to represent Australia in her area of expertise, in the Women's Laser Radial class sailing event in London. 

If being an Olympian and training for London 2012 wasn’t enough to have on her plate, Weir embarked on completing a Master of Physiotherapy from Sydney University, finishing in 2011. 

We are thrilled to have Krystal on board and leading our coaches and sailors with her extensive experience and knowledge in building the sailing skills. 

So - hurry sailors - spots are filling up fast for the Women's Laser Regatta! 

Happy Sailing !!! 

From The Women's Regatta Committee 

Clare, Christine and Christine 

Pre-regatta Coaching Available!

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* Are you new to the Laser class? * Has it been a while since you sailed a Laser? * Are you feeling nervous to get out there for the regatta but super excited? * Do you want a little bit of coaching in the lead up to the regatta?

Well - you are not alone - We have received and expect to receive more requests for advice on coaching and upskilling before the event so we have explored some ideas for some 1-1 coaching or small group coaching on water.

Upskilling in a Laser and Coaching

We have reached out to some coaching service providers who are in the industry who are happy to help anyone who is interested in one on one lessons or in organising a group session or two or three or four.    

  • Brett Beyer - beyersailing@gmail.com- available from August 6-28 ( back on September 20- Event  )  – he can be contacted directly to arrange some sessions and will charge you directly for his time.   He is a professional coach. He is based out of Woollahra Sailing Club but has access to a RIB.

  • Rob McMillanSeptember 1 – Event - NB Sailsports – Sydney@nbsailsports.com.au – Phone 02 93717475, Mob: 0405177207 – NB Sailsports are a big sponsor of our event and Rob and his team can provide sessions in September @ Woollahra Sailing Club.  NB Sailsports are also the company from which Lasers and gear can be chartered and or purchased (they will have a pop up shot over the weekend too for any last minute things you might need).  Rob indicated that a group of 4 or 5 would create a sustainable group for the September month if you wanted to do group sessions.   

Feel free to contact these guys directly or if you are interested in joining a group. If you would like further help with that please contact-

Christine Patton at christine@bermudamarine.bm.   

Happy Sailing !!! 

From The Women's Regatta Committee

Christine, Clare and Christine

Announcing the 2019 Women's Laser Regatta

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Double Bay Sailing is excited to announce that it will be running and hosting the Women’s Laser Regatta on 28-29 September 2019 .

A 2-day regatta run by women, coached by women and competed by women and girls on the wonderful waters of Sydney Harbour.

Krystal Weir is leading the coaching - an opportunity not to be missed!

Venue - Double Bay Sailing Club

Please register your interest (no payment required as yet) by filling in the Expression of Interest form.