2017 Women Skippers and Navigators Race
The ORCV and the YV Women and Girls in Sailing (WGIS) are once again offering the ORCV Women Skippers & Navigators Race which will be run on September 10th as a return race from Geelong to Melbourne following the final race of the ORCV Winter Series, the Melbourne to Geelong Passage race (M2G) on the previous day.
"Our local female keelboat sailors will have the opportunity to meet and compete with and alongside the Osaka girls – a great inspiration for our local Women & Girls in Sailing (WGIS) and the ORCV Ocean Girls. The WSNR has become a very popular and competitive event amongst our local female sailors, with WSNR divisions awarding trophies in IRC, AMS, EHC and double handed for those with greater than five boats. New helms to the race are encouraged by the provision of a Novice Skippers trophy which must be indicated on the entry form. For those navigators wishing to submit a Log, a Navigator’s Prize will be awarded for the best log". ("Australian Sailing"; July 31, 2017).
This event will provide further opportunities for women keelboat sailors to participate more actively in keelboat racing beyond “round the sticks” racing and will provide exposure to other skill areas including navigation, weather, radio procedures and crew management.
Race documents can be downloaded here: http://orcv.org.au/index.php/geelong-race-race-documents
Race poster: 2017 WSNR Poster (V1 00 Interactive)
Race entry: WSNR