Docklands Yacht Club
Docklands Yacht Club has enjoyed a short but colourful history. The vision of its original members and the persistence and hard work of a small group has already enabled the club to:
-:- Develop sailing activities in a unique cosmopolitan location
-:- Amalgamate with Docklands Sailability to share common objectives, consolidate equipment and optimize promotional efforts
-:- Obtain a peppercorn lease on important storage facilities adjacent to a modern public marina within a kilometre of Melbourne's CBD
-:- Be involved in a diverse range of sailing events, including the Melbourne Stopover of the -:- Volvo Ocean Race
-:- Maintain a regular community sailing program
-:- Ensure that sailing has a presence on Victoria Harbour
There are two main activity areas that the club has been involved in - community sailing (or Sailability) activities, and hosting, conducting or assisting with competitive and other events.
The Sailability "Sailing For Everyone"philosophy has been wholeheartedly adopted by DYC and growing inclusive participation remains an enormous opportunity. The protected nature of the Docklands waterway and the club's fleet of Access dinghies are ideal for introductory sailing programs and the development of basic skills for people of all abilities.
With the club's unique location, surrounded by a new emerging community and a broader metropolitan catchment area, there is tremendous potential for growing participation in recreational sailing and introductory racing. At the same time, building membership and the pool of volunteers.
An ongoing participation and recreational sailing program, including the accompanying social activity, is seen as the core of DYC's future.
There are a variety of event types that have been conducted on and around Victoria Harbour:
Come & Try Activities - Some of these are an important part of promoting the club's community sailing program. At other times, they can be more of a commercial service to add activity to other (often shore based) events.
Major Events - These are often managed by other organisations but DYC provides support, use of facilities and equipment, or component activities (Volvo Ocean Race Stopover, Schools Teams Racing etc).
Short Course Racing - A number of classes (including the Flying 15s, Tasars and J-24s) already enjoy the venue for this form of racing. There is existing demand for race management and event organisation, and significant potential to develop this activity with a variety of senior and junior classes.
Access Class Events - The club's central location, accessible venue and fleet of Access boats make DYC ideal for Access coaching, racing and championship events
Visitors and new members are most welcome. Come along to our regular sailing days on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, from 11am till 4pm. Or contact our Secretary email [email protected]
Docklands Yacht Club
Shed 2 North Wharf Road
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⊜ Shed 2 North Wharf Road Docklands | Map
✆ 0400 932 477
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