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.
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/
Australian Sailing – She Sails (Sponsored by Hamilton Island)
The Magenta Project – Women sailing in major international events
Lisa Blair Sails the World
‘Maiden’ – first all female crew to compete in the Whitbread Around the World Yacht Race
Sailing Elliott 6m WMR Gold Final – Australia v Spain Full Replay – London 2012 Olympics
On Sunday the 15th of January 2023, LMYC hosted the first race of the SheSails Tri-Series Regatta. It was a fabulous day for sailing and with more than 6 all-women crew.
First place – ‘Excessive’, Skippered by Antonia Patterson
Second place – ‘The Shed’, Skippered by Kylie Parker
Third place – ‘Flying Colours’, Skippered by Susan Browne
Thank you to all the participants and sponsors for such a great event.
Race 2 of the SheSails Tri-Series Regatta will take place on Sunday the 12th of February 2023 at Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto. For more information or to register, https://www.rmyctoronto.com.au/shesails
The Final Race will be on Sunday 12th March 2023 at Wangi Amateur Sailing Club. For more information or to register, https://wangisailingclub.yachting.org.au/eventsregister/152630/