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Sarah Blanck Regatta - A Great Step for Women & Girls in Sailing

‘A great step for Women and Girls in Sailing’ was the summing up of the inaugural Sarah Blanck Regatta by YV Board Marg Douglas, a long standing club member, current Sailing School Principal and Tackers Co-ordinator at Westernport Yacht Club (WYC).

Sarah Blanck Regatta is Here!

All is in readiness for a terrific weekend at WYC for Saturday 8 Nov and Sunday 9 Nov 2014 for the inaugural Sarah Blanck Regatta. Westernport Yacht Club has gone all out to create this all-female coaching regatta for Sabre and Laser classes, with an all-female team of officials, jury and coaches.

Champion Sailors to Headline All-Female Regatta

Sarah Blanck wins Race One at the 2008 Laser Radial Worlds (© Richard Gladwell)
The Sarah Blanck Perpetual Trophy Regatta is creating much excitement with an outstanding coaching line up and entries coming in from around Australia

WGIS seeking Volunteer Copywriters


WGIS Committee seeking new member

The Women & Girls in Sailing Committee of Yachting Victoria are seeking an enthusiastic person with skills in areas of website and communications to join our committee.

Serious Fun! - Girl's School Sailing

The Krystal Weir ‘The Krystal’ 2014-15 kicked off on Wednesday 15 October 2014 with the first round of the Girl's School Sailing Competition. The Krystal Weir Trophy comprises an exciting mix of sprint and team sailing raced over the summer sailing season.

Calling all female Laser sailors!

Are you looking to sharpen your skills? The next Vic Laser Women and Girls coaching session will be held at Sandringham Yacht Club on Sunday 12 October 2014.

All invited to Children of Phoenix Movie Night

The Children of Phoenix crew invite you and your friends to join them for a movie fundraiser on Thursday 30 October to view the film 'Pride'.
A great opportunity to get all your sailing friends together for a very worthwhile cause.

Creating a Culture of the 'Token Bloke' - Part 2

Kathy Macfarlane with her all women-crew home at RYCV complete with the canines
‘I enjoy the ethos of Children of Phoenix, the all-women crew, to get all these women out sailing – it is so wonderful.’ The penultimate final word in Part 1 of this article from Richard aka ‘Dickie’ the ‘token bloke’ on board the Elliott 10.5 Children of Phoenix (CoP). High praise indeed for owner skipper Kathy Macfarlane and her achievement in building a successful team of women sailors.

Creating a Culture of the 'Token Bloke' - Part 1

Kathy Macfarlane (white cap) aboard Children of Phoenix - BLiSS regatta 2014
Owner skipper of Elliott 10.5 Children of Phoenix from Royal Yacht Club of Victoria(RYCV), Kathy Macfarlane reflects on reflects on her experiences of building a team of confident women sailors amongst the blokes.

Leanne Thomson - 2014 Victorian Sailing Instructor of the Year

Leanne receiving her award at the Yachting Victoria awards night 2014
Congratulations to Leanne Thomson on being awarded Yachting Victoria's 2014 Victorian Sailing Instructor of the Year.

Victorian Motor Yachtsperson of the Year 2014 – Sue Bowes!

Cherry Birch (YV Board) presents Sue Bowes with her award at the 2014 Yachting Vic Awards night
Congratulations to Sue Bowes, Club Captain of Recreational Power and Sail at Sandringham Yacht Club, on being awarded Victorian Motor Yachtsperson of the Year 2014.

Victorian Junior Sailors of the Year - Sophie and Thomas Alexander

Sophie and Thomas Alexander - Victorian Junior Sailors of the Year 2014
The 2014 Victorian Junior Sailor of the Year was awarded jointly to Sophie Alexander and her brother Thomas, who compete together in the International Cadet class.

Ocean Girls on their Way to Vanuatu

Escapade M2V crew
If you think Melbourne weather has been cold, spare a thought for the ten Ocean Girls who departed Portsea on Monday June 30 in search of Vanuatu and warmer climes.

Australian Women’s Keelboat 2014 Hits a High Note

Congratulations to all the competitors who participated in the 2014 Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta (AWKR) held over the Queens Birthday weekend June 8-10. And thank you to Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (RMYS) and the organising committee for superb hospitality and great racing for the 24th event.

Winners are Grinners at second Port Phillip Women’s Championship Awards

The second year of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS) saw a lively celebration at the Awards Presentation at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (RMYS) on Friday 30 May 2014.

Victorian Girls attend ASC Women and Leadership in Sailing Project

Three Victorians, along with eleven other females from within the sailing industry, took part in the Women and Leadership Sailing project funded by the Australian Sports Commission.
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