Monday, December 12, 2011

Spray Painting for Boats and Yachts

Don't have time to organise the spray painting of your yacht?  Why not get Dinghy Sports to manage the job.  No job too small.  Great rates available!!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Second Coming

Hugh was out amongst it yesterday, putting all the skills he learned at last week's Spring Cup Regatta and yesterday morning's training session with Commodore Darrin into play.  He is now  forward tacking and leaning out like a champion.  He managed to complete three races, all in second place, of which Carolyn and Mark were so proud.  Most importantly he had a ball.

Hugh's mum and dad were out in the rubber duck cheering him on and giving him lots of unwanted advise.  After Mark's 50 years of experience on the water, they still managed to run out of petrol twice.  Luckily there were lots of BYRA people on hand to help.  Next time they will take out extra petrol and if not, at least some oars.

The conditions were perfect for junior sailing and here you are viewing the beginning of a beautiful career on the water.

Monday, October 10, 2011

And They're Racing in the Spring Cup 2011

Hugh raced in his first regatta, 'solo' on the weekend.  He took part in the Green Fleet of the Optis at the Spring Cup on Pittwater, run by the RPAYC.  He finished 4 races and most importantly had a ball.  He improved greatly over the weekend, according to his dad Mark Phillips. So thanks go to Tom, the on course coach for that.   After the regatta, Hugh said he wanted to sail around Scotland Island, which although not part of the racing, was his best performance yet.  Apart from a nose dive due to high winds, which is now part of the Phillip's family folk law, Hugh was wrapped with his performance over the weekend and can't wait for the next Opti regatta.

Mark admitted before they left home, that he was more excited about the regatta than Hugh.  Hugh's main interests currently, are Nerf Guns and Minecraft.  But after this weekend, I think we can safely add sailing to the list.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Finn Restorations

Dinghy Sports recently restored this 1972 Elvstrom Finn.  It has been fitted out and rigged like a modern yacht.  Features include:
  • Rubber grip floor
  • Carbon drain tube and hiking raiser
  • Latest rig
Mark, the Managing Director of Dinghy Sports, said the owner was really stoked with his 'new' boat. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dinghy Sports Goes Skiing

The Dinghy Sports kids went skiing last week.  This was the little ones first time.  Not bad for three days on skis.  How lucky are these kiddos?  Skiing on Friday and sailing on that's living!!!!!

Not much snow left but the Beach House Brats didin't seem to mind.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Post sailing BBQ every Sunday at BYRA

Last night was the first post sailing BBQ for the season at BYRA.  It was held on the new hardwood deck, which was totally refurbished by new Commodore Darrin Stollznow and the BYRA team in the off season.   

So come and join us next Sunday for a BYO BBQ and a few laughs.

Mark Phillips 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

BYRA Sailing Season Begins Today

BYRA opens for racing today and everyone is excited.  The boats have been buffed and polished and team Dinghy Sports is ready for action.  Here's to a wonderful season of fair sailing.  Bring it on Huey!!!!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Junior Fishy Photo Comp

This photograph taken by Darrin Stollznow, new Commodore for the 2011/12 season at Bayview Yacht Racing Association, recently won a photo competition held by the Australian Fishing Magazine.  Hugh was pretty happy with the Shimano loot he received as a prize, for hooking this kingfish .

Thursday, September 1, 2011

In Training for Mirror Nationals

After coming home in 13th place in the Mirror Worlds last season in Albany Western
Australia, Mark and Hugh Phillips are hoping to blitz the fleet at the Mirror Nationals
coming up in Williamstown next January.

Albany was Hugh’s first World Championship event. In Williamstown they are
hoping to better the third place they achieved at the 2010 Nationals.

Laser Master World Championships

Mark has just returned from San Francisco, where he was a competitor in the World
Laser Master Championships held at St Francis Yacht Club. He had a fantastic time
catching up with Laser mates. After a bit of bad luck and possibly a bit too much
partying, he achieved 14th place in the event. He’s very much looking forward to the
next Laser Master Worlds to be held in Brisbane in March 2012.