What an incredible day it turned out to be for Sunday the 2nd of February's SheSails Discover Sailing Day at the Canberra Yacht Club. We are so pleased to have been able to celebrate our club's female sailors, and introduce so many new women to the sport all in one day.
Over 80 women headed out on the water, with most participating in the afternoon race. Great conditions, fun racing, some nice prizes on offer and big smiles all round.
Thank you especially to our volunteers and those members who volunteered their boats to take new sailors out! In particular we would like to thank our Commodore Sue Hart, Race Officer Deb Blackman, and Office Manager and the day's coordinator, Mary Kershaw.
Our numbers were limited to ensure everyone had a safe and positive experience today, and we are aware that there was a number of women who missed out. With demand this high, the club will definitely be scheduling some more of these days, and similar SheSails courses and activities soon, so watch this space!
The Club is also running a SheSails Learn to Sail Course - a heavily subsidised womens only version of our popular two week learn to sail course. Come try out sailing on the 4th of February and if you like it, join the learn to sail course from 15 February.
"The Capital Brewing Winter Series has been completed for another year, the results can be found via the Racing/Race Results page. Thank you again to Capital Brewing for some wonderful local brews on offer as prizes each week! "
The Canberra Yacht Club's members often participate in interstate regattas and racing. Here are some recent results and a report from the 2023 Marlay Point overnight race.
Victorian Waszp Titles at Sorrento: Mark Louis 7th overall, 1st Youth Division
NSW OPTI states at Lake Macquarie Dexter Swinsburg 31st Open fleet, with some top 20 results. Jeremy Jorand attended his first interstate regatta and sailed well in the Opti green fleet.
Laser Metros held at Double Bay SC Ed Alexander – radial - 6th of 38; 1st under 17yo. Matt Power – radial - 13th of 38Charlie Walker - 4.7 - 13th of 23
From Juan Guerschman - Mate’s story from Marlay Point https://medium.com/@Juan_guerschman/marlay-point-overnight-race-2023-great-company-good-sailing-terrible-result-a1350c22f72a
With the final Pointscore Race of the 22-23 CYC summer season completed it was time to run the annual Champion of the Lake series. Each leading divisional winner from the CYC and YMCA sailing clubs, compete to decide who is the champion of the the lake. Using the CYC Sailability Hansa one design yachts, the racing was held in good conditions that led to enjoyable and intense racing with plenty of shouting fans on shore.
Andrew Reed triumphed and retained the Champion of the Lake trophy for the CYC as well as securing the America’s Mug. Chris Sant came 3rd and won the YMCA SC Champion of Champions trophy.
Congratulations to all of our Canberra Sailors for an outstanding summer season. Photos below.
Parking Update for Sailors - important changes
The Canberra Southern Cross Club has implemented paid parking to reduce unauthorised use of the car park area. We have worked closely with them on planning the change to ensure continued access for sailors.
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