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AWKR countdown begins!

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Port Phillip Women's Series Presentation 2016

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A Sea Change for Victorian Sailors of all Abilities

Sailing is one of the very few sports in which sailors, able-bodied or those living with a disability can participate on equal terms and a sport you can pursue for the whole of life. In Victoria, there is a ‘sea change’ underway which is about to bring new and exciting opportunities for experiencing the joys of sailing for people of all abilities.
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SYC Inaugural Commodore’s Challenge interrupted by strong northerlies

RMYS leads SYC team at ICC start Race 2_EP Photography
The Inaugural Commodore’s Challenge at Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) on Sunday 22 May saw five invited keelboat club crews from around Port Phillip, contest the inaugural series in the club Beneteau 7.5s in testing conditions.
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Port Phillip Women’s Teams up for SYC Inaugural Commodore’s Challenge

In an exciting new development for women’s sailing, Sandringham Yacht Club Commodore Kate Mitchell has laid down a one-design challenge for six all-female teams from invited clubs around Port Phillip to contest the Inaugural Commodore’s Challenge on Sunday 22nd May 2016 in the club’s fleet of Beneteau 7.5s.
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Sun Theatre Trophy Lady Skippers Passage Race to complete Port Phillip Women's Passage Series 2016

The 2015-2016 Port Phillip Women's Passage Series concludes Sunday 22 May with the RYCV Sun Theatre Trophy Lady Skippers' Passage Race. The event was introduced to the RYCV calendar last year when the Sun Theatre Passage Trophy was dusted off and reborn as a Lady Skippers' Passage Race from Queenscliff to Williamstown,the return journey from Royals' annual Phoenix Trophy Passage Race.
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Wild Melbourne weather cuts BLiSS short

S38 Audacious Tracey Baldwin winner_credit Steb Fisher Photography
Melbourne’s wild autumn weather cut this year’s BLiSS regatta schedule in half and upgraded the scores from Saturday’s three races to the final series results, giving skipper Tracey Baldwin and the crew of Greg Clinnick and Paul Holden’s Sydney 38 Audacious their fifth consecutive multi-division win.
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2016 Port Phillip Women's Championship Series finishes on a high!

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Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta returns bigger than ever!

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Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series 2016 steaming to a BLiSSful finale

Light air downwind for Farr Fetched, Salamander 111 and Dry White BLiSS 2015_credit Steb Fisher.
Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS) for 2016 is steaming home with only the fifth and final race to be run on Sunday 1 May hosted by Royal Brighton Yacht Club, within their two day Brighton Lady Skippers Series (BLiSS) regatta.
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Race four makes history for 2016 Port Phillip Women's Championship Series

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Rolling home with Race 4 for Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series 2016

Fleet on a roll_ credit Alex McKinnon
The Jennifer Goldsmith Trophy race kicks off this Sunday 17 April as the fourth race of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series 2016. Entry list shows five Adams 10s will be on the water, suggesting some serious race training in the lead up to the Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta (AWKR) to be held over the Queens Birthday weekend 11-12-13 June.
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Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series 2016 – on a Roll for Race 4

Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series 2016 is on a roll! With only two race days remaining, Round 4 - the Jennifer Goldsmith Trophy - will be hosted by Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (RMYS) on Sunday 17 April as the penultimate race of the five race series.
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BLiSS Training final day – not to be missed!

Brighton Lady Skippers Series (BLiSS) 2016 is now only three weeks away with the regatta to be run by Royal Brighton Yacht Club (RBYC) over the weekend of Saturday 30 April – Sunday 1 May. Whether you sail keelboats, one design, off the beach mono or multihull, all female sailors are invited and encouraged to ‘step up’ and take the helm for the event.
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Race 3 of Port Phillip Women's Championship Series Boasts Record Numbers

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‘The Heat is On’ for Race 3 of Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series 2016

Indian good luck charm including the chilli!
The competition is hotting up both on and off the water for Race 3 of Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series this Sunday 3 April. Host club Hobson’s Bay Yacht Club (HBYC) have 30 boats for Shirley Freeman Lady Skippers Race and non-spinnaker division Bollywood Cup. A free curry lunch back at the club after racing is sure to match the heat of the competition, so come and feel the heat!
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PPWCS 2016 goes Bollywood at Hobbo’s for Round 3

Training for the Bollywood extravaganza has begun at Hobbo's!
Round 3 of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series 2016 is coming up on Sunday 3 April and sees a dash of ‘spice’ being added to the competition. Hobson’s Bay Yacht Club (HBYC) will host their traditional lady skippers race – the Shirley Freeman Trophy, along with a Non-spinnaker division, this year dubbed the ‘Bollywood Cup’.
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Yachting Victoria’s Women ‘in Step’ on pathway for Gender Equality

IWD 2016 'Step it Up'
The recent theme for International Women’s Day celebrated on 8 March 2016, ‘Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality’ saw a flurry of activity across the world sailing media recognising the achievements of females involved in the sport of sailing.
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BLiSS – Make it a Class Act!

Serious fun in the 29er fleet_Steb Fisher
The Brighton Lady Skippers Series (BLiSS) Committee invites all Clubs and Associations to get behind their female sailors for the eighth BLiSS regatta. Whether your fleets are keelboat, one design, off the beach mono or multihulls, this is a great opportunity to support your female members, encourage them to ‘step up’ and promote your club or association team as a ‘Class Act’.
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‘Can do Dale’ takes up the Women in Sailing Challenge for 2016

Alison Dale coaching her budding sailors in Qingdao
The 2016 edition of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS) will see Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) lead off with their signature Women in Sailing Challenge (WISC) Regatta on Sunday 7 February.
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