Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Women's Skippers Regatta

(tossing up the grammar of the title )
It is correct but could also be Women Skipper's Regatta 
Last Sunday the Port Melbourne Yacht CLub held a regatta for women to take the helm on boats rather  than just as crew I did not sail but hosted it as Vice Commodore. It was a White Ribbon sponsored fund-raising event so $10 of the $40- entry feed went to the White Ribbon Campaign. 

Our Guests
 White Ribbon is an organisation that works to prevent male violence against women. It is a male-led campaign that believes that most men are good and that good men abhor such violence. White Ribbon also believes in the capacity of the individual to change and to encourage change in others.stop violence against women.






The weather  was not as great as it had been on the Saturday but not too bad to start head out. It was delayed as our guests White Ribbon Ambassador, and Yachting Victoria spoke for a lengthy period!City of Port Phillip Councillor was fine.














We had a range of Monohulls  boats Lasers JollyBoat Tasars and 125, and a bigger fleet of Catamarans  calledVipers.



Tasar, Viper, Laser, 5o5
The Viper in full flight!
The Event ad some good SPonsors Magic Marine Carmen's Meusli bars, and
The afternoon wind picked up and a lot of boats decided to to venture out All those but one that dod had came in under rescue boat observation One Viper sailed  by Olympic sailor was demasted and had to be drifted into the beach to be trailered back.
But we did get some winners!!

The Cat sailors
Alisanne and me. She was the one who organised the Regatta 
Cecile who usually sails a Laser sailed the 5o5 with Steve
Marie-Liesse back from maternity leave sailed their Tasar with husband and came 2nd 
The Only boat to finish the 3rd race, a Laser, Cathy won the Mono division, and on Yardstick was the best performance 


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