Mooloolaba Yacht Club is hoping to attract crews from around the country to the SheSails @ Mooloolaba Winter Regatta, as part of its program to entice more women into sailing.
It will be the first time the club has hosted the all-women regatta, which will be held from June 28 to 30. Organisers say the regatta is integral to the club’s Women’s Skills Development program, which has seen around 100 women sign up for sailing at the club since the program’s inception in 2017.
The Mooloolaba regatta is in association with SheSails, the recently-launched Australian Sailing campaign running in yacht clubs across the country.
“Sailing has traditionally been a male-dominated sport. Through SheSails and our own club activities, we’re encouraging women of all ages to get involved in sailing, no matter their skill level or experience,” says Suzanne Mabbott, MYC Administrator and SheSails QLD representative.
The regatta will see two days of short-course, ‘around the buoys’ fleet racing off Mooloolaba, utilising the club’s Olympic class Elliott 6 fleet.
The event is open to eight teams of three to four crew and entry is open now until May 31. The entry cost is $350 per team.
“Even if you haven’t finalised your crew, send us an expression of interest. Individuals keen to sail – let us know and we will put you in touch with a team that may be needing just one more crew member,” said Suzanne.
“We’re excited to share our idyllic sailing venue with an enthusiastic, like-minded group of female sailors.”
For details and on-line entry: https://www.mooloolabayachtclub.com.au