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Queenscliff Ladies Discover Cruising weekend a pearler

Best Dressed Crew - the pirates from Quest
The world is your oyster. It's up to you to find the pearls' (Chris Gardner - The Pursuit of Happyness)

And a ‘pearler’ it was for the launch of the Women & Girls in Sailing Discover Cruising initiative on the weekend of 26-27 September 2015, the inaugural Queenscliff Ladies Discover Cruising event.

2015/16 season of Girls School Sailing

Entries are now open for the 2015/2016 season of Girls School Sailing!

St Leonards the top Aussie Girls Team at Interdominions

St Leonard’s College Sailing Team finishes the Interdominion Schools Girl’s Team Racing Championship as the top Australian girls team.

Friday night out with the girls… Catch up over cocktails at Elwood Sailing Club

Elwood Sailing Club invites you and your friends to join us for Friday night cocktails in aid of breast cancer research.

Sarah Blanck Perpetual Trophy - 7 - 8 November

The Sarah Blanck perpetual trophy takes place from the 7 - 8 November - places are strictly limited, so register now!

Getting back onto the water after a lazy winter…

With a winter in Melbourne of below average temperatures, many of us have stayed indoors where it’s warm and dry. Well Spring is now here and it’s time to pack away the thermals and get back on the water! Here are our top tips to get your sailing swagger back after a winter hibernation...

Community Sport and Recreation Awards

Do you know a club, team or individual who has made a significant contribution through sailing in your community? Nominate them for the Victorian Government's Community Sport and Recreation Awards!

Hobson’s Bay Double Winners for Women Skippers & Navigators Race 2015

Hobbos girls take home the trophies - Lynda Brayton (second left), Kate Ribton-Turner (second right) PPWCS Awards_credit Alex McKinnon
Sunshine, flat seas, a variety of wind conditions and the warmest Melbourne day since last summer, was the order of the day for the twenty five boats lining up for the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s (ORCV) third running of the Women Skippers & Navigators Race (WSNR) on Sunday 13 September 2015, the passage race from Geelong to Sandringham.

Fancy a social sail at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron?

Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron is offering unstructured, social, relaxing sailing sessions for women on Thursday mornings throughout the coming season.

Queenscliff Ladies Discover Cruising Quest – Y-knot!

Mal Parsons at the dock
First entry for the Queenscliff Ladies Discover Cruising (QLDC) is in! Mal Parsons from Royal Yacht Club of Victoria is bringing her boat Quest to join the YV Women & Girls in Sailing Committee and sister sailors from around Port Phillip, Corio and Westernport for a cruisy weekend at the idyllic Queenscliff Cruising Yacht Club (QCYC) on 26-27 September 2015.

AUS Etchells – Talk is over. Now it’s time to enter.

Large fleet of Etchells heads downwind with Melbourne’s CBD behind them.
Yes. The 2016 Etchells Australian Championship looms large and bright on the calendar. The release of the revised NoR and the opening of online entry means it is certainly time to click away.

Keep it up!

Well done to all the sailors, volunteers and officials that have really put the Port Phillip Women's Championship Series firmly on the proverbial map.

New Passage Racing opportunities for Female Keelboat Sailors

Tumbling Dice
In an exciting new development Yachting Victoria's (YV) Women & Girls in Sailing (WGIS) Committee have created a new six race passage series for female keelboat sailors, the Port Phillip Women’s Passage Series (PPWPS) to be contested over the season from September to May.

Mischa cracks top 10 at world titles

Mischa Suda placed 8th at this month's Cadet World Championships (Picture: Andrew Brownbill, Bayside Leader, 01/09/2015)
Mischa Suda, 9, finished eighth at the recent Cadet World Championship in Italy.

Women & Girls Lake Challenge taken out by a ‘Purple Haze’

Skipper of 'Purple Haze' Susannah Gillam - winner Heat 3
The final heat of the Women & Girls Lake Challenge was raced on Saturday 5 September 2015 on Albert Park Lake. After an early clearing of the forecast rain, a gentle day with light breezes prevailed for the final heat of the series.

Early Bird Entries now Open for the Sarah Blanck Regatta

Earlybird entry is now open for the Sarah Blanck Regatta 2015! Don't miss out...

ORCV Women Skippers & Navigators Race 2015 leads off new Passage Series

Lynda Brayton 'gone troppo' at the helm of Samskara with owner David Stoopman
With only the final race of the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s (ORCV} Winter Series 2015, the Melbourne to Geelong left to run on Saturday 12 September, the Ocean Girls group are gearing up to take over the running of the boats for the return passage race from Geelong to Sandringham for the third edition of the Women Skippers & Navigators Race (WSNR) on Sunday 13 September.

Women & Girls Lake Challenge - Albert Park unites for a 'Sail in the City

Come and join us for the  Women&Girls Lake Challenge
Albert Park Lake will come alive with female sailors on the weekend of Saturday 5 September for the Women & Girls Lake Challenge hosted by Albert Sailing Club (ASC) with neighbours Albert Park Yacht Club (APYC) and Yachting Victoria’s (YV) The Boatshed along with Women & Girls in Sailing committee lending their support.All female monohull sailors are invited to come and enjoy a 'Sail in the City’

Women Skippers & Navigators Race 2015 female Race Management Team

Christie Alberts
The Ocean Girls from the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) are gearing up for the third edition of the Women Skippers & Navigators Race (WSNR) with the passage race from Geelong to Melbourne to be conducted on Sunday 13 September 2015.

From a Midlife Crisis to the Experience of a Lifetime

Sally - exhilaration at the finish of Melbourne to Hobart 2011
When you reach a certain age many people will go through a mid-life crisis. I had mine about eight years ago when all I wanted to do was ‘Sail off into the wild blue yonder!!!’ It did not quite work out that way, but what an exciting adventure – there is never a dull moment when you are at sea.

ORCV Women Skippers & Navigators Race - Jobs for the Girls!

Sally Williams ready for action_credit Steb Fisher
The third annual Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) Women Skipper’s & Navigators Race (WSNR) is shaping up to be a fabulous celebration of women in sailing. The passage race from Geelong to Melbourne (G2M) on Sunday 13 September 2015 runs back-to-back with the final race of the ORCV Winter Series the Melbourne to Geelong (M2G) race on Saturday 12 September.

Once upon a time...

They can sail and do it well nearly every time they hit the racetrack
It was indeed a different world back then.

ORCV Women Skippers & Navigators Race 2015 returns for Spring

Sue Bumstead on the helm of Beneteau 40 Dry White
The Ocean Girls group at the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) are pleased to announce the Women Skippers & Navigators Race (WSNR) is back again for its third running on 13 September 2015, proudly sponsored by one of our keenest women sailors Sue Bumstead of Custom Yacht Covers.
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