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Sailing in Support of Survivors - Children of Phoenix

Kathy Macfarlane (second from r) with her all women-crew home at RYCV complete with the canines
Bon voyage to Kathy Macfarlane, owner skipper of Elliott 10.5 Children of Phoenix as she undertakes her next big challenge sailing to New Caledonia. The journey aims to raise awareness of the work of the foundation after which her boat is named.

Long wait over for BLiSS skipper

Serious Yahoo under kite
BLiSS 2015 is here!

Golden Girls Gearing Up for BLiSS

With the seventh running of the Brighton Lady Skippers Series (BLiSS) only one week away, long standing Royal Brighton Yacht Club (RBYC) club members and volunteer race management stalwarts Sue Leaper and Wendy Luck are gearing up for a great weekend on the water.

Sailing is BLiSS - How Sailing Saved My Life

 Sailing is BLiSS - Margie Rowe (centre) on Allegresse
Passionate sailor Margie Rowe is looking forward to the forthcoming Brighton Lady Skippers Series (BLiSS) to be hosted by Royal Brighton Yacht Club over the weekend of 23-24 May 2015. Here Margie relates how life has thrown a few big waves at her along the way and how ‘sailing' saved her life.

Even when its Bad its Good

Clarissa Flockhart at the helm of Fairlight
Clarissa Flockhart is looking forward to joining the the line up for BLiSS (Brighton Lady Skippers Series)in its newly established OTB division for 2015. Here Clarissa relates her story of getting into sailing and why she keeps coming back for more.

Sydney 38 Bow Woman at the helm for BLiSS Regatta

Tracey Baldwin in action on the foredeck of Sydney 38 Audacious
As ace foredeckie on a Sydney 38, Tracey Baldwin is used to working under pressure and this season she has set herself a mighty challenge. In addition to juggling a punishing racing schedule as ‘bow woman’ on the Sydney 38 Audacious - including this weekend’s Southern Chapter Quantum Sails Sydney 38 contest for the Victorian Title - she has taken on the role of Chair of BLiSS (Brighton Lady Skipp

BLiSS Coaching a Bonus for the Early Birds

All action for Deb Whitehouse on the foredeck of Wild Child
Brighton Lady Skippers Series (BLiSS) has stepped out for 2015 with several exciting new changes to their established keelboat regatta for female helms to be run over the weekend of 23-24 May. Host club Royal Brighton (RBYC) are throwing open their doors and inviting off-the-beach fleets (OTB) to come and join the keelboat fleet for this fun event.

OTB Invited to Join Keelboats for BLiSS 2015

For the last 6-years, BLiSS has been showcasing womens yacht racing at RBYC, returning this year on 23-24 May 2015. This year RBYC will collaborate with off-the-beach (OTB) fleets at RBYC and around Port Phillip.

Women & Girls Lake Challenge – Heat Two is here

The second race day of the three day Women & Girls Lake Challenge will be run this Saturday 16th May 2015 hosted by hosted by Albert Sailing Club (ASC).

Port Phillip Women's Championship Series - Race 4 Resail

Lining up for the start of  Shirley Freeman Trophy resail
In stark contrast to the ferocious weather of Sunday 19 April, Hughey smiled for the resail of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS) Race 4 rescheduled for 17 May and produced picture postcard conditions with blue skies, warm sunshine, flat seas and gentle breezes.

Take Two for Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series Race 4

Samskara doing some ocean grading – it needed it!!!
Following the abandonment of Race Day 4 of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series on Sunday 19 April, host club Hobson’s Bay Yacht Club (HBYC) has announced the resail of the scheduled Shirley Freeman and Senorita Cup trophy races on Sunday 17 May commencing at 1400hrs.

Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series – Prince Charming

Claire Leslie in command of Shamrock.
You simply cannot argue about it anymore. Hughie, the God of Wind, is male and he did himself no favours with the ladies today, proffering up a charming 30+ knot Sou’wester.

Areeba! for Port Phillip Women's Championship Series Race 4

Shirley Freeman
Race 4 of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS) is fast approaching with the Shirley Freeman Trophy Race being hosted by Hobson’s Bay Yacht Club (HBYC) on Sunday 19 April 2015 commencing 1100hrs. This year sees an exciting expansion of their Lady Skipper’s program with the establishment of an additional Non-Spinnaker race - the Senorita Cup.

Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series – Bump n’ Grind

They can sail and do it well nearly every time they hit the racetrack
The Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) hosted today’s third round of the 2015 Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS). Sensational Autumnal weather greeted the crews that had turned out for the Women In Sailing Challenge, which is usually a set of sprint races.

Port Phillip Women's Championship Series back for Race Day 3

The Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS) is back on Sunday 29 March for Race Day 3, hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) as Day 2 of their Worldwide Ticketing Women in Sailing Challenge (WISC) Regatta.

Sophie and Thomas Alexander named Victorian Junior Sports Team of the Year

Sophie and Thomas Alexander receive their VicSport Award
World champion sailors Sophie and Thomas Alexander rounded out a spectacular year having been awarded the Victorian Junior Sports Team of the Year 2014.

Victorian Sailors test the water at NZ Women's Keelboat Regatta

Marg Neeson at the helm of the Farr MRX
It was with great excitement that I flew out of Melbourne on Thursday, March 26 to participate in the 2015 New Zealand Women’s Keelboat Regatta in Auckland, my first international sailing competition.

NZ Women’s Keelboat Regatta attracts RBYC Entry

Marg Neeson at helm of Wild Child
Seven Victorian female sailors are taking their challenge across the Tasman to compete in the annual New Zealand Women’s Keelboat Regatta to be contested over the weekend of 28-29 March 2015 on the waters of the Hauraki Gulf.

Australian Sailing Team celebrates International Womens Day

On the occasion of the 2015 International Women's Day, the Australian Sailing Team and Squad are celebrating our female Australian Sailing athletes!

Magic Racing at Port Melbourne

The Magic Marine Port Melbourne Women’s Regatta was again held over the weekend 28 February / 1 March. And what a weekend it was! As in all things planned at PMYC, it went off brilliantly!!

Port Phillip Women's Championship Series - Ladies v ships, barges and tugs

The little Bluebird known as Drambuie
Hot, blustery and damn good fun - perfect racing!

Gen Z Challengers for Latitude Ocean Race

BTB mentor Aidan Geysen with Mikhalla Arthur,Emily Close and Tom Vaughan
Welcome aboard to the Gen Z challengers! Three young Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) members took advantage of the recently launched Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) new Youth Membership category for 16-25 year olds and signed up for the Beyond the Bay (BTB) program to prepare them for ocean racing.

Fast Track your Laser Racing Skills with the Krystal Coaching Program

This program aims to give current female sailors aged between 12-15 years either in Lasers or other classes a basic foundation in Laser Racing skills for Laser 4.7 & Laser Radial Females.
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