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No Flies on Us – the 2016 Women Skippers & Navigators Race!

Lynne Wilton at the helm of Christine, providing the start boat for WSNR 2016
Unlike the day before, Sunday 11 September 2016, dawned fair and clear with a light WNW wind in Geelong. 13 boats got ready for the ORCV 2016 Women Skippers & Navigators Race (WSNR) back to Melbourne, which also forms the first race of the Port Phillip Women’s Passage Series (PPWPS) for 2016. It was a mixed fleet with boats of all shapes and sizes.

SYC to host Woodstock Victorian Open, Women & Youth Match Racing State Championships

Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) is pleased to announce that it will host the Woodstock Victorian Open, Women and Youth Match Racing State Championships on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September 2016 to be raced in the waters of Port Phillip, off Sandringham Yacht Club.

New Port Phillip Passage Series for Victorian keelboat sailors launches with ORCV Geelong weekend

XLR8 leads the pack_Alex McKinnon
The 2016-17 Victorian keelboat program is shaping up for a bumper season, with the launch of an exciting new event, the Port Phillip Passage Series (PPPS) which will tandem with the Port Phillip Women’s Passage Series (PPWPS) to provide a truly inclusive sailing and social experience for all.

2016 ORCV Melbourne to Geelong Yacht Race and Women Skippers & Navigators Race 10-11 Sept

Geelong fleet 2015_Steb Fisher
The ORCV Melbourne to Geelong Yacht Race is coming up this weekend 10-11 September, as the last race of the ORCV Winter Series as well as standing alone as a great race in its own right. The following day begins with a buffet breakfast before taking part in the ORCV Women Skippers & Navigators Race back to Melbourne.

CitySail Coaching and Racing Regatta 2016 - entries now open!

CitySail Women and Girls Coaching and Racing Regatta provides a warmup for the coming season on 10-11 September 2016 at Albert Park Yacht Club.

Tenacious joins the Melbourne Regatta and Blessing of the Fleet

Tenacious getting settled in her new home at Seaworks
Tenacious, the Jubilee Sailing Trust’s recently arrived Tall Ship will have a mighty presence as the largest operative wooden hulled ship in the world, when she joins the Melbourne Regatta & Blessing of the Fleet this Sunday 28 August 2016 in Victoria Harbour.

Unique Tall Ship with a Social Inclusion Mission Sails into Port Phillip

Land Ahoy for Tenacious July 2016 as she approaches Sydney Opera House
All sailors around Port Phillip are invited to come and be part of a historic welcome to the Port of Melbourne this weekend, for a very special tall ship with a unique inclusive mission. Tenacious, one of two flagships of the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) will enter Port Phillip on Sunday 14 August 2016 for a ten month tour of duty in Australian waters.

Sandringham Yacht Club takes out Inaugural Commodore’s Challenge

SYC Winning Team Inaugural Commodore's Challenge_credit Jack Fullerton
The second attempt at the Inaugural Commodore’s Challenge proved successful on 31 July 2016. This time, in typical Melbourne fashion wind conditions were the complete opposite to the first hit out. The same five teams from the first attempt including SYC, RBYC, RGYC, RMYS and Mornington YC battled it out in 'take two' in light breezes.

‘Take Two’ for Sandringham Yacht Club’s Inaugural Commodore’s Challenge

Sandringham Yacht Club is gearing up for 'take two' of the Inaugural Commodore's Challenge on Sunday 31 July 2016 to be contested in the club’s one design Beneteau 7.5 fleet. The six invited all-female crews representing their clubs will return to complete the business end of the challenge, following a wipe out on 22 May with Melbourne’s wild May weather forcing an abandonment.

Brace Yourselves from the Winter Weather with a Girls Night In

Join RYCV for a great cause at their Girls Night In Cocktail Party on 23 July 2016. Lots of fun and cocktails to be had!

Commodore Jill Golland takes the lead in WGIS Local Hero Award 2015-16

Jill Golland (QLYC) receiving WGIS Local Hero Award 2015-16 Yachting Victoria Awards Presentation
Congratulations to Jill Golland, Commodore of Queenscliff Lonsdale Yacht Club, who has recently been awarded Yachting Victoria Women & Girls in Sailing Local Hero Award for 2015-16 for her dedication and commitment to both her club and the wider community.

Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta 2016 showcases female talent across the board

The 26th edition of the Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta (AWKR), a fixture on the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron’s (RMYS) calendar for over 25 years now, came up trumps in 2016, with a record fleet of 26 boats, with all female crews drawn from seven states and territories and with women taking the lead at all levels of the regatta.

Community spirit unites AWKR for finish

Event organisers wanting to create a community atmosphere in a high profile, competitive regatta could take a leaf out of the Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta’s book. This regatta focussed on the essence of what sport is really about: community. How was this done?
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