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Posted on 13 April, 2017

Darwin Sailing Club at its best for Discover Sailing Day '17

Darwin Sailing Club at its best for Discover Sailing Day '17


On behalf of the DSC Training and Juniors committee I just wanted to thank you all for your efforts on Saturday’s Discover Sailing Day. The club looked fantastic and it is a great testament to the strength and future of the club when we have over 80 individual volunteers give up their precious Saturday to promote sailing and the DSC. Collectively we put over 260 people on the water, a few less than last year, but the consensus was that most visitors were more genuinely interested in getting involved in sailing and the club. DSC remains the most successful club in the country at promoting and running this event.

Will be interesting to see how that converts to membership and course sales over the next couple of weeks. We will publish the results via the cyber spinnaker to keep you informed.

From my prospective this was the best event we have done in terms of club staff and members/volunteers working together. All the boats looked fantastic on the water with the new Elliotts being a particular favourite. As with every year we had a few hiccups on the day and we continue to refine the process but everyone I have talked to who only had positive words. While its fresh in everyone’s mind, I’m keen to hear from anyone who has any ideas on how we can improve the event, especially any of the land based roles, having changed a few processes from previous years.

Please send your comments to [email protected]

A reminder to you that we will be holding our “Thank you to volunteers” evening on Thursday April 20th in recognition of the efforts of all involved in Discover Sailing Day and the 2 working B’s in the lead up. Also the Fannie Bay Bucket Regatta kicks the season off, the week after next, 22nd / 23rd April. All the Elliotts will be racing and a good selection of private boats, with new members encouraged to join in.

Thanks again for all your efforts


Simon Cruickshank

Rear Commodore Training and Juniors

Thanks to supporters of the Darwin Sailing Club