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Countdown to Women in Sail Challenge is on!

Sandringham Yacht Club's Women in Sail Challenge (WISC) is now only two days away and this year, leads off the Port Phillip Women's Championship Series 2016 as Race Day 1.
With an energetic new committee and great prizes up for grabs for both the winning crews and also the generous boat owners, this is not to be missed.
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Port Phillip Women's Passage Series Race 3 off to Mornington

Samskara 'ocean grading' Port Phillip at PPWCS 2015_credit Alex McKinnon
Hobson’s Bay Yacht Club (HBYC) will host the third race of the Port Phillip Women’s Passage Series (PPWPS) as their Lady Skippers Return Race from Mornington to HBYC on Sunday 16 January 2016. The club will run its long distance Destination Race from HBYC to Mornington the previous day.
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QLYC Inaugral Pink Lady Regatta a double success

The Inaugural Pink Lady Regatta hosted by Queenscliff Lonsdale Yacht Club on Saturday 16 January 2016 in conjunction with Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) has been hailed a great success by all involved - a spectacular day for sailing on any Bay!
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Festival of Sails beckons Audacious Sue

Sue Bumstead is looking forward to her seventh Festival of Sails regatta, this time on board Sydney 38 Audacious, in hot contest for the National Titles which will be raced on Corio Bay.
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Women in Sailing Challenge - Entries Now Open

The WISC is only a month away! Get your entries in now to take part in this great annual event.
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Sports Community interview with Sarah Blanck

Sports Community interview triple world champion and dual Olympian Sarah Blanck on her career, post competition life, the Sarah Blanck Coaching Regatta, and female participation in sailing.
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Jenni Maclean joins Yachting Australia Board

Jenni Maclean who has served as a Board Member for Yachting Victoria first in 2008 - 2011 and again when she rejoined the team this year, has now been appointed as the newest member of the Yachting Australia board.
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Women in Sailing Challenge 2016 @ SYC

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‘Can do Dale’ takes up the Women in Sailing Challenge for 2016

Alison Dale coaching her budding sailors in Qingdao
The 2016 edition of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS) will see Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) lead off with their signature Women in Sailing Challenge (WISC) Regatta on Sunday 7 February.
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Port Phillip Women's Passage Series Race 2 - Come fly with me...

Come fly with me,come fly, let's fly away! _Alex McKinnon
The second race of the new Port Phillip Women’s Passage Series (PPWPS) on Saturday 21 November 2015 is fast approaching. Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (RMYS) are providing their Ruth Nangle Trophy, a Pursuit race with Spinnakers from St Kilda to Safety Beach as Race 2 of the PPWPS.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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’
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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