The National Yacht Club is delighted to announce that its planned hosting of the Irish Sailing Women at the Helm National Regatta will go ahead as scheduled on 29 & 30 August. In a season where so many sailing events have had to be cancelled, the Club is particularly pleased to host this prestigious event and would encourage as many members as possible to participate to make this a truly memorable event.
The event organisers are planning for a safe social and sailing environment and working within the Irish Sailing and Government guidelines to ensure the safety of all participants and volunteers, as well as the local community. The success of last year’s inaugural event in the NYC shows what a great opportunity the Regatta is to showcase the strength and leadership of women in sport and their ability to adapt in a changing environment.
The objective of Women at the Helm is to encourage women to move from shore to boat, crew to helm and club to regional event and generally to take on leadership roles in sailing. The event is open to PY dinghy and keelboat racing from teens to seniors. Men are welcome to participate but crews must be 50% female and all boats must be helmed by women.
Expression of Interest registration is now open at https://www.sailing.ie/Events/Irish-Sailing-Women-at-the-Helm Sailors and volunteers can register their interest in helming, crewing, chartering or volunteering. Watch this space for the Notice of Race which will be available shortly.