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Welcome to Women’s Sailing at  RMYC Toronto.

Wangi Amateur Sailing Club She Sails Regatta

March 20, 2022

 

To all our sailors and friends,

A big shout out to women sailors, boat owners and crew. WASC is hosting a SheSAILS regatta on March 20 at their club. This regatta is the third in a series that was first hosted by SheSAILS LMYC on January 14. The following regatta was hosted by SheSAILS RMYCT on February 13. Fun was the order of both days while at the same time challenging. Both involved having a woman at the helm and as many women crew as possible. We were well supported by boat owners and our male counterparts. Both regattas had considerable fleets with boats competing from all three clubs.  Now it’s their turn at SheSAILS WASC.  Online entries may be found at Regattas & Interclub Races - Wangi Amateur Sailing Club (yachting.org.au) along with the NOR and SIs.

She Sails 3

She Sails 2

She Sails 1

 

2022 RMYC She Sails Regatta

The 2022 RMYC She Sails Regatta in support of the Heaven Can Wait charity - the Hunter Branch Of Cancer Council NSW and their Home Help Program is done and dusted. The winners can be found on the Race Results page under Regattas - or click Here

Helen Ure has taken some amazing photos of the regatta and you can view them on the RMYC Sailing Facebook Page

 

Why Not Set Sail with She Sails

Get a taste with this link - Click Here 

 

 

Have you ever wondered why boats are called She?  Apparently the answer from the old sea dogs is. “like a woman, a ship is unpredictable” the other explanation likens us to goddesses  who provide a protective role on a boat.  Either way sailing is one of the few sports where women can compete on a level playing field and until quite recently a sport which had a low profile. The smaller boats have had great patronage in the past but at the next level with the bigger boats women have struggled.

RMYC at Toronto is committed to supporting the development of women’s sailing .

There are two organisations which may be of interest to women sailors.

SheSails - www.shesails.org.au  and The Magenta Project - www.themagentaproject.org.

We now have three boats owned by women at RMYC who are very keen to  recruit and develop their crews.

We have some aspirations

  1. To see at least one woman crewing on every boat. Thanks guys for supporting us.
  2. To host an annual female skipper race
  3. To race a boat with an all female crew

If any of you girls are interested in joining us, not only at a competitive level but also at a social sailing level please get in touch.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me - wendy.watson7@bigpond.com for any information about women’s sailing at RMYC with the subject line containing Womens Sailing.

Wendy Watson

She Sails Representative. RMYC Toronto