She SAILS

LAKE MACQUARIE YACHT CLUB

SheSAILS

WOMEN’S SAILING AT LMYC

For over 90 years, Lake Macquarie Yacht Club (LMYC) has supported women in sailing & mixed crews are common at LMYC. The first women’s trophy, proudly displayed in the club trophy cabinet, was presented in 1930.
Our club annually includes a Lady Skipper Series (6 races) in our Friday Twilight races & awards the Lady Sailor of the Year trophy at our annual presentation night.

Winner of the Lady Skipper Series 2021
Lateisha Bower with Commodore Geoff Edman

Lady Sailor of the Year 2021- Karen Croxon

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
SheSAILS was an original initiative developed by Jan Howard & Mary Holley at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC). Fittingly, Jan & Mary’s commitment to women’s sailing was acknowledged by AS when their program was adopted nationally.
More information about SheSAILS at NCYC is found here:
https://www.ncyc.net.au/sailing/shesails/

Jan & Mary

FOR A LITTLE INSPIRATION
Australian Sailing – She Sails (Sponsored by Hamilton Island)
https://www.shesails.org.au
The Magenta Project – Women sailing in major international events
http://www.themagentaproject.org
Lisa Blair Sails the World
https://lisablairsailstheworld.com
‘Maiden’ – first al female crew to compete in the Whitbread Around the World Yacht Race
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQyAHWkeIho
Sailing Elliott 6m WMR Gold Final – Australia v Spain Full Replay – London 2012 Olympics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlJlkuLUFQY

Winter series 2021- our first ever all-female crew

A few of our skippers

UPCOMING EVENTS

Hillers advisors
Fever tree