RACE REPORT – SUNDAY 30 JUNE 2024

Photos by Dave Newman

Winter Championship & Point Score series – Races 19, 20 & 21A grim wind and weather forecast didn’t stop 25+ sailors showing up for races 19, 20 & 21 of the winter series. After a short postponement, we got Race 19 underway in a little SW breeze which quickly faded across the course leading to a drifter finish at the top mark on the second lap.After a short wait, the breeze filled in again and we got underway with Race 20 with a shorter course and isolating and slowly building breeze. By Race 21 we had good pressure as the southerly started to fill in.The ICLA 6’s saw a win to Ian Alexander &

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Queensland Winter ILCA Regatta – July 13-14th at RQYS

Open to Junior, Youth, Open and Masters categories. Information including NOR is here: QILCA Winter ILCA Regatta – RQYS.

Photo courtesy of RQYS

Some words of encouragement from Andrew Stransky:Come one come all, it’s happening! Blow away those winter chills, dust off your trusty ILCA dinghy and set your sights on the Queensland Winter ILCA Regatta! Muster your energy and join the age old tradition of competing in the world’s most popular dinghy class. Racing among friends, the thrilling competition is always tight, regardless of where you are in the flight. Tone up those begging muscles in this 2 day, 5 race series, all for a paltry $50

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WHAT'S GOING ON

UPCOMING EVENTSNo racing at DBSC for the next three weekends.Sunday, 7 July: Work-on-Your-Boat Day for those interested. Nominal start: 08:00 Saturday & Sunday July 13 & 14: Queensland Winter ILCA Regatta at RQYS. Please see previous article.Sunday, 28 July: Winter Championship & Point Score series racing (Races 22, 23 & 24). 07:30 Briefing and 08:15 First warning. NB: This is the last race day of the Winter SeriesNext Season’s CalendarVice Commodore Rod Barnes has updated the Sailing Calendar for next season. Here’s the link: DBSC Calendar.

Newsletter on VacationNext newsletter will be on or about August 1st, unless there is some breaking news that needs to be spread. In the meantime, please keep these dates free:Saturday, August 24th: DBSC’s Annual Working Bee – all members are expected to attend.Friday, August 30th: Sailors Season Opening Dinner at the Lord Dudley

Thank you to the members who are

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3 days left to reduce your taxable income! Donate NOW :)

With just 3 days remaining in the 2024 financial year – you can reduce your taxable income AND ensure our club safety boats remain world class. Every dollar counts – and every dollar over $2 is tax deductible.!! DONATE NOW !!Having safety boats that are reliable, easy to use and easy to maintain are core to our own safety and to our ability to provide some of Sydney Harbour’s most competitve racing.Every donation, big or small, is greatly appreciated. Please DONATE NOW!(Image below is indicative of how both the RIB and people in it might look if you donate)

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RACE REPORT – SUNDAY 23 JUNE 2024

Winter Championship & Point Score series – Races 16, 17, 18

Photo by Van Allen

Grant Lovelady (PRO) Reports:After Saturday’s soggy downpour you would be excused for thinking Sunday was going to be a repeat and a lie-in the better option. We arrived early for a crisp winter morning and beautiful Sydney Harbour mostly to ourselves, along with a few high-speed water skiers and a peloton of kayakers: 20-plus hardy ILCA /Laser sailors including a few visitors.Breeze was W, WSW at 10-13 knots and we set a course with the top mark just off Clark Island and the bottom mark off Point Piper.R1 set the day up with nice

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Purchase warm winter sailing gear

If anyone is interested in purchasing any sailing gear for winter (or just generally), BoatCrewGear has offered to do a delivery run to DBSC on Sunday morning, 30 June.  He will be there at 1030am until 1130am. If you are interested in participating in this, please order and pay for your items online from www.boatcrewgear.com and enter the code DBSCfree to get FREE delivery to the club.  BoatCrewGear owner, Andrew Hawkins, will drop off all the orders at DBSC on Sunday, 30 June.  He will also have items in his van in case of any last-minute requirements. Any enquiries contact Andrew on 0457 152 168 or gear@boatcrewgear.com

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WHAT'S GOING ON

UPCOMING EVENTSSunday, 30 June: Winter Championship & Point Score series racing (Races 19, 20 & 21) 07:30 Briefing and 08:15 First warning. Sunday, 7 July: NO RACING – Happy Holidays — Work-on-Your-Boat day for those interested. Nominal start: 08:00 Sunday, 14 July: NO RACING – Happy HolidaysSunday, 21 July: NO RACING – Happy HolidaysSunday, 28 July: Winter Championship & Point Score series racing (Races 22, 23 & 24) 07:30 Briefing and 08:15 First warning. (This is the last race day of the Winter Series)

Next Season’s CalendarVice Commodore Rod Barnes has updated the Sailing Calendar for next season. Here’s the link: DBSC Calendar.

Thank you to the members who are sending through information for the newsletter. If you have content for the newsletter, please email it to newsletter@dbsc.com.au by Monday evening.View all racing results here.The club’s calendar can be viewed and subscribed to here.Make a tax

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RACE REPORT – SUNDAY 23 JUNE 2024

Winter Championship & Point Score series racing (Races 16, 17 & 18)

Photo by Van Allen

Grant Lovelady (PRO) Reports:After Saturday’s soggy downpour you would be excused for thinking Sunday was going to be a repeat and a lie-in the better option. We arrived early for a crisp winter morning and beautiful Sydney Harbour mostly to ourselves, along with a few high-speed water skiers and a peloton of kayakers: 20-plus hardy ILCA / Laser sailors including a few visitors.Breeze was W, WSW at 10-13 knots and we set a course with the top mark just off Clark Island and the bottom mark off Point Piper.R1 set the day up

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Purchase warm winter sailing gear

If anyone is interested in purchasing any sailing gear for winter (or just generally), BoatCrewGear has offered to do a delivery run to DBSC on Sunday morning, 30 June.  He will be there at 1030am until 1130am. If you are interested in participating in this, please order and pay for your items online from www.boatcrewgear.com and enter the code DBSCfree to get FREE delivery to the club.  BoatCrewGear owner, Andrew Hawkins, will drop off all the orders at DBSC on Sunday, 30 June.  He will also have items in his van in case of any last-minute requirements. Any enquiries contact Andrew on 0457 152 168 or gear@boatcrewgear.com

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WHAT'S GOING ON

UPCOMING EVENTSSunday, 30 June: Winter Championship & Point Score series racing (Races 19, 20 & 21) 07:30 Briefing / 08:15 Warning. Sunday, 7 July: NO RACING – Happy Holidays — Work-on-Your-Boat day for those interested. Nominal start: 08:00 Sunday, 14 July: NO RACING – Happy HolidaysSunday, 21 July: NO RACING – Happy HolidaysSunday, 28 July: Winter Championship & Point Score series racing (Races 22, 23 & 24) 07:30 Briefing / 08:15 Warning. (This is the last race day of the Winter Series)

Next Season’s CalendarVice Commodore Rod Barnes has updated the Sailing Calendar for next season. Here’s the link: DBSC Calendar.

Thank you to the members who are sending through information for the newsletter. If you have content for the newsletter, please email it to newsletter@dbsc.com.au by Monday evening.View all racing results here.The club’s calendar can be viewed and subscribed to here.Make a tax deductible donation

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