Ladies Coaching Regatta


Ladies of the Sea Coaching Regatta 5 - 6 October 2019

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The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s inaugural ‘Ladies of the Sea’ coaching regatta will take place on Saturday 5 October and Sunday 6 October. It is open to keelboats, and one design Elliott 7s, Ynglings and J70s. Boats can participate with an all female crew or female helm with a mixed crew and choose to use a spinnaker or not.

For all participants, across racing and race management, the event will aim to challenge and nurture crews with mentors providing the opportunity for all to enhance their capabilities, build confidence and develop skills on the water.

Racing will be conducted with short windward/leeward courses on Sydney Harbour both afternoons. In the morning, notable Australian yachtswomen will provide coaching sessions and in-boat mentoring. To ease our participants into the day, we will hold Hatha style Yoga sessions on the Club lawns overlooking the harbour. 

The event will wrap up with a formal ‘Inspirational Women in Sailing’ dinner on Sunday evening. Our partner Paspaley will award beautiful pearl prizes, and we will hear from some of Australia’s most prominent female sailors including Olympians Lisa Darmanin and Lucinda Whitty, Ocean Respect’s Vanessa Dudley and Katie Pellew-Spithill and Australian Sailing’s Chief Keelboat Instructor Nikkie Jones.


Friday 4 October
6:00pm to 8:00pm, Welcome and Competitors’ briefing, drinks and dinner available in the Careening Cove,

Saturday 5 October
7:00am Breakfast available in the Careening Cove
7:15am-8:00am Harbourfront Yoga (BYO mat)
9:00am-11:30am, coaching sessions
1:00pm-4:30pm short course racing
5:00pm debriefing. Drinks and dinner available in the Careening Cove

Sunday 6 October
7:00am Breakfast available in the Careening Cove
7:15am-8:00am Harbourfront Yoga (BYO mat)
9:00am-11:30am coaching sessions
11:00am-2:30pm short course racing    AMENDED
5:00pm debriefing over drinks in the Careening Cove
6:00pm Speaker dinner & presentation in the Carabella Room (Smart casual attire)

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Event queries to Karyn Gojnich 0419 682 767
Sailing queries to Declan Brennan 9017 0152
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