The inaugural Women and Girls’ sailing regatta will be held from 19-20 March at Humpybong Yacht Club (HYC), Woody Point in Queensland.
This is a two day event and participants can register for one or both days of sailing.
Regatta spokeswoman Kate Slade said, “This will be an annual event on our racing calendar. Entry is restricted to female skippers only. While male crew are permitted, the skipper must be female.“
The regatta is being held to encourage and provide the opportunity for female sailors of all ages (with a junior division) and skill levels, to come together and improve their sailing. It is open is open to all off-the-beach classes, including a wide range of dinghy and catamaran classes, with competitors invited from the south-east and northern NSW.
“We are catering for female sailors of all ages from seven upwards,” Slade said. “We hope the regatta will encourage and attract many women from beginner level to experienced sailors at competition level, to take part in an event exclusively for them.
“We have many excellent female sailors throughout Queensland and interstate. It is time they had a regatta in Bramble Bay to call their own to encourage, support and promote female sailing.”
For those traveling to the event, HYC is happy to provide overnight camping facilities. Please contact the Club at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
To register, for the notice of race and further details, go to: https://www.hyc.net.au/events/115993/
Registering early helps the club with race planning, logistics, planning, volunteer rostering, catering and other consumables.
Humpybong Yacht Club actively encourages competitors of all experience levels to get involved offering the full gamut of opportunities to do so. Humpybong offers classes for ‘Tackers,’ juniors at entry level to develop their sailing skills. Juniors can then graduate to ‘Green Fleet’, designed for teens and adults new to sailing to learn the ropes of competitive sailing.
‘Discover Sailing’ classes are open to adults as an introduction from beginner to advanced levels to gain hands-on-experience and skills development. The Club also offers regular sailing for more experienced adults including club racing, championships, and social sailing.
Humpybong Yacht Club also hosts Deaf Sailing Queensland and supports members to participate in social sailing, club events and regattas.
For more information about HYC, go to: https://www.hyc.net.au