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Posted on 19 January, 2017

Keelboat Program - Update 5

Keelboat Program - Update 5

The boats, built by McConaghy Boats, builders of Wild Oats XI, amongst many well known craft, arrived at DSC on January 11th and were unpacked from their shipping container the following day by a crew of staff and volunteers.

Check our Facebook page to watch the unloading!

Assembly and commissioning will be overseen by Greg Elliott, principal of Elliott Marine. This is scheduled for the week commencing February 20th. In the mean time, cradle trailers are being constructed by Club member John Gibson.


Who deserves a tribute in the Club? Who should have their names forever emblazoned in vinyl? The four new Club keelboats need names, and need the name of a prominent person - or boat, geographical feature, or anything nautical.

If someone left their mark on you, the Club, or the sport of sailing, you should make a submission in favour of a keelboat being named in honour.

Don't be shy. All suggestions will be treated with respect and the proposer can remain secret if requested. Send an email now to [email protected] with the suggestion for a name and a paragraph explaining why - before close of business on Tuesday, February 7. The names will be decided by the sailing committee that evening. The official names will be revealed at the naming ceremony and party on March 11.

A members only Come and Try an Elliott 7 Day  is provisionally scheduled for Sunday April 2nd, while the first adult learn to sail course (Women's Keelboat Wednesday) commences on March 22nd. Enrolments will open soon.

We are expecting a busy year for the Elliotts with nearly 1500 hours of use programmed for adult training, competition, corporate sailing, sponsor activities and youth development.

Thanks to supporters of the Darwin Sailing Club