Next week is the beginning of World Sailing’s ‘Steering the Course’ initiative to help inspire more female sailors to get out and enjoy our wonderful sport. At Hunts, we are planning to celebrate this, with our own Ladies’ Race on the afternoon of Saturday 22nd. We anticipate that racing will begin around 1:30pm and we will run 2 or 3 short races of about half an hour, depending upon the weather and preferences of the sailors who are racing. It would be great to see as many female sailors out racing as possible, whatever your ability or age. Remember that club boats are available to hire and it only needs to be the helm who is female to qualify. Please get in touch if you have any questions or queries; it may be that we can buddy-up some more experienced racers to crew for any sailors who wish to join in but would prefer to have a competent crew on hand to guide them.
I believe that our lovely Women on the Water group are already in training, planning to practise their starting techniques this week and helping to fly the flag for female sailing next week by sharing their experiences with RYA East.
For those of you who can’t participate in the Ladies race, we are suggesting that you think about inviting a female guest to the sailing club this coming week, either just to see what sailing is like or perhaps to crew for you in a race. (Though please do remember to adhere to covid guidelines)
We have already got excellent group of regular female racers, sailors and instructors, so it would be great if we can use this initiative to really celebrate, cement and build upon this.
Look forward to seeing you on the water soon!
P.S Whilst I am determined to think positively, please do keep an eye on the weather forecast and the Hunts Website, in case the wind strength increases and we have to postpone.
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