Gangway#3

We are excited to introduce a new initiative for women in the club! Ladies with no experience welcome!

Gangway is a series of three interactive sessions that creates a pathway to build skills and experience among women who crew or skipper. We welcome women from all sailing backgrounds and experiences to learn and share knowledge among each other.

Our upcoming session will be Racing Rules of Sailing.

Knowing who has right of way at all times is essential to sail safely around the course,
and you can even use these rules to your advantage during a race.
We will set out the basic racing rules and discuss several scenarios of varying difficulty in small groups.

This session is a must for everyone who is going to skipper at the
Lady Skippers Race on the 2nd of June 2024!
Please register here if you would like to skipper or crew at the Lady Skippers Race, and we’ll help you find a boat.

The Gangway session will be
on Sunday 19 May 2024 at 9:30am, at Wynnum Manly Yacht Club.  

Please register via this link.

We hope to see many of you there!
 

The last session was on spinnaker packing. With many spinnakers donated by our generous skippers, everyone was able to practice different ways to packing a kite, both symmetrical and asymmetrical.

The session before that was on reading the weather. We subdivided in small groups with a variety of sailing experience to study the weather and tides forecasts for the SAGS course of that afternoon. We used apps such as Windy, Tides AU, and BOM, to prepare where we would sail, the conditions we would face, and the strategic decisions we could make.

Wynnum Manly Yacht Club