Reflections on Retiring Dynamic Duo

At the AGP last week, Andrea and Dene Bergman announced their retirement from DBSC. It’s hard to imagine a club without their smiling faces. To say they will be missed is a huge understatement – they’ve been a vital part of the of the positive spirit and energy of DBSC for over 30 years. Their journey began in the mid 1980s, when, at age 45, Dene joined the Port Hacking Open Sailing Club and learnt sail on a Heron. Not so long after he became interested in a new design sail boat called the Leader. The only club to form a fleet was Double Bay. Thus, he joined and trailed his Leader from Gymea to DBSC for the Sunday races. The Leader did not grow in the numbers expected and the Laser became the class of choice on Sundays, with the slightly more numerous Herons racing on Saturdays. But the Laser

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