Women's Sailing

      

The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron actively promotes women's participation in sailing.

We host Sydney harbour's largest Women's series, run training courses just for women, teach girls in our Tackers and Teens learn to Sail programs and coach young women through our Squads. 

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Ladies of the Sea Coaching Regatta

Friday October 4, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Saturday October 5, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday October 6, 9:00am to 4:00pm, Speaker dinner & presentation 7:00pm

A two day event sailing event for women by women across all aspects of racing to help develop confidence and skills for Sailors, Coaches, Instructors and Race Officials.  For all participants we will aim to provide mentoring in some form allowing all to enhance their capabilities.  On the water we will have upskilling opportunities in the morning with racing in the afternoon in yachts, and one design Elliotts, Ynglings and J70’s.  Divisions will include all female crew and female helm.  Happy to have the boys helping, and onboard however we are trying to upskill ladies across all aspects of sailing and racing. 

Boat Owners and Crew - please submit an Expression of Interest below

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Tuesday Twilights

Unlike other days of the week, on Tuesdays the Harbour is clear of other sailing events and provides a serene and spectacular setting. We regularly attract 30-35 boats per evening across the divisions which include Ladies non-spinnaker and spinnaker. These require a woman at the helm. After racing we enjoy drinks and dinner on the terrace overlooing the Harbour. Why not join us?
Contact the Sailing Office

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Learn to Sail

Our unique 'Ladies of the Sea' (LOTS) program takes place on Wednesday mornings on our fleet of Elliott 7 keelboats. These boats allow you to learn to sail without the fear of capsizing, and usually with several other students onboard and a friendly coach. As your skills progress, you will also develop an understanding of each person’s role and how teamwork plays a major part of being an effective crew. You should come away with the knowledge and confidence to sail a small boat competently, and for those that wish, you can progress to larger boats or participate as crew on a racing boat.
More information here

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Junior Learn to Sail

Tackers: for 8-12 year olds with little or no sailing experience, taught by qualified Instructors in the Squadron’s fleet of Optimists and is lots of fun!
Teens: This course is for 13-17 year olds, taught by qualified instructors in the Squadron’s fleet of Elliott 7s.
More information here 

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Racing Squads

Coaching and racing sessions for sailors in Optimists, Lasers, Pacers and Elliott7s. Sailors represent the Squadron at various regattas and competitions across Australia and internationally.
More information here

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