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SYC Women in Sailing Dates:

  • Women in Sailing Challenge (WISC) – 21 March 2021
  • Commodore’s Challenge – 16 May 2021

Sandringham Yacht Club is the proud host of two signature women’s sailing events, the Women In Sailing Challenge (WISC) and the SYC Commodores Challenge. Both events aim to showcase women’s sailing and encourage greater female participation in our sport.

WISC has evolved over the years, yet still holds dear the main values and goals instilled by its founders over 20 years ago. WISC is a one day keelboat event, which aims to encourage the participation of both novice and experienced female sailors. The event incorporates fleet racing with a separate cruising division. The regatta result also counts as race day 4 of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS).

There are three categories in the racing division for a boat to enter. Those are, all female crew, female crew with limitations to the number of male crew and also requiring women to occupy key positions on each boat (including bow, helm and mainsail trim) or just a female helm. If you are interested in crewing or skippering but are struggling to put together a crew, please let us know at [email protected]. Or finally, if you are a boat owner and open to handing over the reins of your boat, please get in contact with us directly by talking to the SYC Boating Office or emailing [email protected].

The SYC Commodores Challenge commenced in 2016 as a female only regatta which aims to promote competitive one-design women’s racing in Port Phillip Bay. In this regatta, Commodores from around the bay are invited to select their best team of female sailors to compete in a competitive one-design racing event on SYC’s Beneteau 7.5’s. If you would like to register your interest as a club please contact [email protected]

Women’s keelboat events to keep an eye out for in Port Phillip include:

If you want to get in touch, please contact us on [email protected]

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