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MARCH 2021 NEWSLETTER

March Feature Events

Sat 13 March: Tales of the Tinny legend Rob Smith takes on the clippers to raise funds for leukemia. come enjoy HOTEL RED perform their standout swing jazz and blues from 7pm. Raffles, shave event etc, free entry. Facebook event page

Sun 14 Mar: STEAMY JAZZ SESSION #3 Renowned guitarist Francis Diatschenko returns with his talented ensemble BRAZOS GRANDES to deliver delicious rustles of Latin jazz and Rumba, fused with artful influences of flamenco, gypsy and classical. Facebook event page

Wed 17 March: ST PATRICKS DAY - its not a proper celebration without authentic Irish tunes and dancing!
Kevin McCarthy’s band McCARTHY’S LORE plus special guests will perform all the favourite Irish tunes. Special appearance by the IRISH DANCE TROUPE from TARA ACADEMY DARWIN at 7:30pm. Facebook event page

This week’s entertainment

TODAY WED 03 MARCH:
DOUBLE Badge Draw:
$1,000 + $550.
Entertainment: Easy rock with Young & Barber 7pm
Galley Specials: New specials every week - check the board upon arrival.

FRI 05 MARCH:
Race #8 sign-on:
6pm - 7pm, free drink for the skipper
Entertainment: Blues rock groove with Brett Ireland duo 7pm
Galley Specials: Fish n Chip Friday - incls salad $15

SUN 07 MARCH:
Entertainment
: Scott McCurry acoustic beats 5pm
Race Presentation: 7pm

CLUB PROJECTS

WHARF PILLARS REMEDIATION: Works are anticipated to start within the month. This will be utilising the Northern Territory Government’s $98,ooo Immediate Works Grant. Also included is the addition of a high-tide berthing station at the end of the wharf.

PONTOON AND STAIT BRIDGE: The DCBYA Committee has committed funds in principal towards obtaining building certification of these two assets, which will require some repairs and modifications to meet compliance. This is a requirement of our Occupation License for Lot 7303 land and waterway, in which the pontoon resides. Funds have also been committed in principal to a second project to be done concurrently to minimise downtime for users, namely a full land blast and paint of the pontoon, to enable remediation past the waterline. Planning is still underway and members will have plenty of notice when this is to commence.

SOLAR PANEL CAR PORT: We are applying again for funding for this infrastructure, this time through the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. This is a competitive grant but as these solar panels will save the club in excess of $15,000 per year, we will continue to seek funding options for this. Thanks to Tim Hill for his efforts here.

NEW CLUB WHS PLAN AND POLICIES: GM Wendy has been working with WHS consultants HSEMA to prepare an integrated WHS system for the club to ensure compliances and better guidance for members in this area. This is being achieved with 100% funding secured through the NT Government’s Business Growth Grant. Work safety protocols and guidelines will be introduced to the members once finalised.

CLUB STUFF

Burgee swap with Port Douglas

Life member Louise Inglis recently visited Port Douglas Yacht Club and exchanged burgees with Richard the outgoing GM on his very last day after 14 years in the role. Cheers Louise.

If anyone is travelling and intends to visit the local yacht club there, ask for a DBCYA burgee before you go and initiate a swap! We will mount theirs here at the club.

Seeking bench saws and bench grinders for the workshop

Do any club members have any 150-200ml bench grinders, bench saws or compound drop saws in good working condition WITH safety guards that they no longer use and are willing to donate to the club? If so please drop in to Wendy for prior test and tagging and we will install in the workshop thanks.

Fire Hoses to be installed in Boat Park

Four new fire hoses will be installed within the fortnight to improve fire safety for the vessels and occupants. Two will be at the front entrance, one by the giveaway table and one by the men’s ablutions. These are for emergency fire use only.

Abandoned dinghies and trailers on Lot 7303

The abandoned pile of dinghies and trailers at the end of the northern strip will be assessed next month and any items of salvagable value will be offered for sale by auction. Members will be advised in due course.

There are extra dinghies still on Lot 7303 that haven’t been moved by their owner and could also be abandoned - owners need to remove and place on the racks or the beach to avoid potential sale at auction.

Reminder: If you leave a dinghy and/or vehicle at the club you need a new authorization sticker each year - collect upon membership renewal (senior members only). Membership renewals will open early June - absentees can arrange an early renewal.

Drinks price increase and extended happy hours

DBCYA has now absorbed four wholesale alcohol and two staff wage increases since the last bar price rise over two years ago and we now need to reflect these growing costs in our drinks prices as of next week. Live entertainment costs and the absence of gambling income play a part also.

On a positive note we have extended our happy hours during the week to start at 4pm.

Glass and Stubby Cooler Amnesty

If you have them, please bring them back. Each one adds to the operational costs that are factored into the price of drinks for everyone.

New Zero / almost Zero Beers

Now stocking Great Northern Zero and Coopers Ultra Light Birell (o.5%) stubbies at the bar, for those who want the social experience without the alcohol content.

SAILING NEWS

Presentation Night Sat 27 March

Skippers are now invited to RSVP their table numbers for this annual event highlighting the achievements and action from the 2020-21 season.

Please either RSVP online or email commodore@dbcya.com.au by Wed 24 March please.

Fun post-presentation dance rock tunes are supplied by Wicked Smile featuring Angie Sublime and Legs.

Introducing a new sailing initiative to get sailors out on the water doing what they love best.

This handicapped one-division, six-race series will be run in similar fashion to the Wet Season Race Series, with courses set around the Darwin Harbour under the simplified rules of racing. $20 per vessel to participate, with cash and liquid prizes.

Race Dates and information. First race is Sunday 18 April.

Sign-on is the Friday prior at 6pm. Or you can register online.

BAR AND GALLEY TRADING HOURS:
Mon - Thurs:
Bar open from 3pm
Galley open from 5pm
Fri - Sun:
Bar open from 12pm
Galley open from 5pm

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GPO Box 1506 Darwin, NT 0801 
08 8981 7816
0499 346 242

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