Women's Laser Sailing

Great day at Point Chevalier and Women's Race Day

Thank you so much Point Chevalier Sailing Club for welcoming us with open arms and organising a successful women sailing event. It was a great day all round, gorgeous weather some nice winds 7 to 12 knots and some friendly competition, finishing off with a yummy spread and some bubbly. What else could you ask for?

Eight women participated in the event, an even split of 4 point Chevalier and 4 Panmure Lagoon ladies. The 3 races were all very close, in the Radial fleet, Shaaron McKee (PLSC) and Susan Town (PCSC) were sailing a tremendous battle on the water. Shaaron won 2 of the races, Susan the other one. They were followed closely by Julie Davies (PCSC), Aleisha Ferguson (PLSC) and Kirsty McDonald (PCSC). In the 4.7 rig, Akemi Izawa (PLSC) and Trish Ware (PCSC) both sailed a great race until Trish realised at the end of the 1st race that she had forgotten the bung and her boat was taking on water. What a pity as that was the end of her racing for the day. Congratulations needs to go to Akemi for sailing her first race at another venue, she did so well! 

Here are some photos of the day.

Thanks so much Kirsty, Julie, Trish and Sue for making this event possible, I definitely had a very enjoyable Sunday on and off the water.

- Chantal Grass

Women Coaching Day a Success

Despite Saturday's terrible forecast for the 24th of May, 17 women sailors from Point Chevalier Sailing Club, French Bay Yacht Club, Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club and even as far as Hamilton Yacht Club braved the elements to participate in the first Women Coaching Day at Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club.
Our coach, Laura Lowther helped boost the sailors self esteem by giving them tips on how to sail in very gusty conditions. There were some capsizes, even a broken mast but everybody came back with a smile on their faces.

The next Women's event is a Women racing start at Point Chevalier Sailing Club on 6th July at 12:00, make sure to be there.

photos of the day

- Chantal Grass

Women's Laser Coaching and Racing

Chantal Grass (PLSC), Kirsty MacDonald (PCSC), Beck Moore (FBYC) and their team are organising events in the Auckland area focused on providing a friendly and fun environment to get women into dinghy and Laser sailing and add to their skills. Below is a series they have organised.

For more details contact Chantal at grassc@gmail.com .

Date

Time

Description

Classes

Venue

Contact

Sat 2nd August 2014 9:30am Women's coaching session Laser Panmure Lagoon SC Chantal Grass at grassc@gmail.com

Sat 11th Oct 2014

9am

2014 Auckland Women Laser Cup Regatta

Laser and other classes

Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club

Chantal Grass at grassc@gmail.com

Sat 8th Nov 2014 9am *WOW (Women out West) Day Any dinghy class French Bay YC Beck Moore at
thedancingwitch@gmail.com
Sat 7th Feb 2015 10am *WOW (Women out West) Day Any dinghy class French Bay YC Beck Moore at
thedancingwitch@gmail.com
Sat 7th Mar 2015 10am *WOW (Women out West) Day Any dinghy class French Bay YC Beck Moore at
thedancingwitch@gmail.com

Sun 19th April 2015

10am

2015 Auckland Women Laser Cup Regatta

Laser and other classes

French Bay Sailing Club

Beck Moore at thedancingwitch@gmail.com

Sat 2nd May 2015 8:30am *WOW (Women out West) Day Any dinghy class French Bay YC Beck Moore at
thedancingwitch@gmail.com

(*) WoW (Women Out West) is aimed at drawing new female sailors into FBYC in a relaxed, semi structured environment  (FBYC provides framework: RIB cover, some Topaz's and a coach, tea, etc not necessarily Laser sailing). FBYC welcomes inter club sailors to come along for a catch-up as it allows our WoW sailors to extend their network of contacts and provides valuable encouragement and a pathway to buying a boat one day.

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