Port Phillip Women's Championship Series (PPWCS)
The racing is over for 2016, but there is still much to celebrate for our most successful PPWCS to date.
Bring your crews and friends along to join us for the Awards Presentation evening on Friday 27 May 6pm at Royal Brighton Yacht Club, to acknowledge our podium winners and recognise the participation and endeavour of all. To book for the event please click here.
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Many thanks to our generous sponsors for making the series possible:
Come back and join us for 2017! Dates to be announced soon.
2016 Series Information
The successful Port Phillip Women's Championship Series is back for its fourth season in 2016 with the addition of a new Non Spinnaker division to be added to the existing AMS, IRC and Performance Handicap divisions. Since the launch of PPWCS in 2013, the series has attracted an enthusiastic and dedicated following, with the 2015 series seeing 48 boats all helmed by females with the majority of boats racing comprising more than 50% females in their crews.
The ‘Kingston Trophies PPWCS Perpetual TeamTrophy’ established in 2015, to recognise enthusiasm, endeavour and commitment to increasing the participation of females from each of the competing clubs, saw Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (RMYS) the inaugural winner. A popular win for the club on Port Phillip who founded the Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta and celebrated its silver jubilee in 2015 with a record entry of 25 boats.
The series will kick off with a Cocktail Party Launch on Friday 5 February 2016 at Sandringham Yacht Club. Come and join us and bring your crew along to find out all about the series and other new opportunities for female sailors.
Start planning now, get your crew together, approach your boat owner, recruit your mentors and encourage your female club members to join your club team and have a tilt at the Teams Trophy!
|Fri 5 Feb 2016||Launch||PPWCS & WISC Launch||SYC|
|Sun 7 Feb 2016||Race Day 1||Women in Sailing Challenge (WISC)||SYC|
|Sun 21 Feb 2016||Race Day 2
||Val Hodge Trophy||RYCV|
|Sun 3 Apr 2016||Race Day 3
||Shirley Freeman Trophy & Bollywood Cup||HBYC|
|Sun 17 Apr 2016||Race Day 4
||Jennifer Goldsmith Trophy||RMYS|
|Sun 1 May 2016||Race Day 5||Sunday Race BLiSS Regatta||RBYC|
|Fri 27 May 2016||Awards||PPWCS & PPWPS Awards Presentation||RBYC|
Visit here to keep up to date with all the action on and off the water:
Thanks to Alex McKinnon for capturing the spirit of PPWCS. Click here to view photos of our female sailors and the action on the water.
Five participating clubs each host one race. If less than five race days are completed, a boats worst score shall be re-included in her series score.
Boats can compete in AMS, IRC and/or an event-based performance handicap. An additional non-spinnaker division for 2016 will be raced on event-based performance handicap. Three races constitute a series.
The helmsperson for all races of the series must be female. Any change of helm during the series must be notified to the host club. Each individual race has its own rules for the ratio of female: male crew allowed in key positions. This information is covered in the Notice of Race for each individual race day and must be abided by to be scored in PPWCS.
Female crew members are encouraged and a prize for the boat in performance handicap with more than 50% female crew for all races will be awarded.
Full details in the Notice of Race.
Each host club publishes the Sailing Instructions, Notices to Competitors and entry lists for their race (follow the links for each race under 'Dates' above).
How to Enter
Competitors must enter each individual race separately using the host club's entry system. Cost to enter each race is determined by the host club.
On entry to any one of the five races, competitors will be automatically scored for the PPWCS.
Does your yacht need crew / are you looking to crew on a yacht?
Yachting Victoria, with the assistance of the Sailing Administrators from each club, provides a crew matching service for the series, If you are looking for crew for your yacht, or if you are a crew looking for a boat to sail on, email email@example.com
Series prizes are awarded to:
- First, second and third placed boats in each of IRC, AMS and event performance handicap.
- First, second and third placed boats in Non-Spinnaker division in event performance handicap (if more than five boats for the division for the series)
- First boat in performance handicap that has more than 50% female crew for all races.
The Port Phillip Women's Championship Series Trophy is engraved with the winners of each rating and handicap system (IRC, AMS, performance handicap) and resides for the following season at the club of the winner of the rating system (IRC or AMS) with the greatest number of entrants for the series.
The Port Phillip Women's Championship Series Non-Spinnaker Division Trophy will be awarded to the winner of Performance Handicap and resides at the club of the winning boat for the following season.
The Kingston Trophies PPWCS Perpetual Team Trophy will be awarded to the club with the highest score for participation, calculated on the basis of number of participating boats as a percentage of the numbers on the club boat register, the number of races sailed by each boat and a system of bonus points for youth skippers (under 25yrs) and senior skippers (over 60yrs). The trophy will reside at the winning club for the following season.
For each individual event, contact the host club:
Jennifer Goldsmith Trophy
Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (RMYS)
Val Hodge Trophy Race
Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (RYCV)
Women in Sailing Challenge
Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC)
Shirley Freeman Trophy Race and Senorita Cup (Non-spinnaker division)
Hobson's Bay Yacht Club (HBYC)
BLiSS Sunday Race
Royal Brighton Yacht Club (RBYC)
For general information about PPWCS, contact:
PPWCS Principal Race Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org
PPWCS 2015 Event Wrap
PHS 1st: Le Cascadeur (skipper Leonora Eeckman)
AMS 1st: Le Cascadeur (skipper Leonora Eeckman)
IRC 1st: Ellipse (skipper Gretchen Mohan)
For a summary of the 2015 series:
Awards Presentation - Third Port Phillip Women's Championship Series a Winner
PPWCS 2015 Highlights - Alex McKinnon Photography u-tube video