DBCYA hosts the annual wet season race series each year, with nine races (a different course each race) held over the period November to March, with a break for the festive season. Sailors can expect a lively race series, with the occasional build-up storm squall and wet season downpour. Participants then head to the clubhouse to watch the day’s action on the big screen, share some camaraderie and find out the day’s winners. Many stay on to enjoy a Sunday roast and enjoy the live music on offer. Race results are determined by handicap. DBCYA welcomes all skippers and crew no matter what their experience.
The main purpose of the race series is for skippers and crew to test and develop their skills in a friendly, supported environment and to help prepare for cruising adventures.
There are three divisions for mono-hulls:
Cruising Division – the most popular division that caters for cruisers, as the name suggests, with more emphasis on camaraderie on the water than racing.
Racing II Division – For those cruisers with a slightly more competitive streak and/or faster boats.
Racing I Division – For the cruiser/racer and racing boats.
The Multi-hulls have two divisions, Cruising and Racing, that match the mono-hulls with intent.
Race Dates for the 2017-18 Season
Race 1 – Sunday November 12 *
Race 2 – Sunday November 26
Race 3 – Sunday December 10
Race 4 – Sunday January 14 – Course – Race #4 – 14 Jan 2018
Race 5 – Sunday January 28 – Course – Race #5 – 28 Jan 2018
Race 6 – Sunday February 11 – Course – Race #6 – 11 Feb 2018
Race 7 – Sunday February 25
Race 8 – Sunday March 11
Race 9 – Sunday March 25
Australia Day Stern Chaser – Friday January 26
Presentation night Saturday April 7, 2018
Sign on is at the Clubhouse the Friday before each race, from 6pm, where course details and further particulars are distributed. Participants can sign on at the Clubhouse Saturday afternoon if you cannot attend on the Friday.
New participants are especially encouraged along on the Friday to learn more information, get involved and meet new friends. Any queries in the meantime are encouraged to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees and Membership Particulars
There is a $15 participant fee per yacht per race. Skippers are required to be senior members and the crew can opt for senior or social membership, depending on which club facilities they wish to use.
Results for each race are posted here
Australia Day Fun
The annual Sternchaser Race, held on 26 January each year, is a fun Australia Day Event where the start is staggered based on handicap, so first over the finish line wins!
Connect with Crew with SailConnect
DBCYA’s wet season races are loaded up onto this new app, designed to make connecting and communicating with crew a breeze.
Download the SailConnect app today and explore the benefits.
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