SheSails Women's Sailing


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Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

About SheSails

SheSails is an Australian Sailing initiative to encourage new and highlight women sailors. 
SheSails is designed to recognise all of the amazing female contributors to our sport, and to encourage women of all ages to enjoy sailing. It is all about enjoying your sailing adventure in a fun, friendly and safe environment.
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club is committed to recognising and supporting females through sail training, club events and volunteering opportunities.

SheSails at RPAYC

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club is pleased to introduce two new regattas to its annual sailing program. The SheSails Training Regatta and SheSails Regatta. Both are a fantastic opportunity for female sailors to participate in one-design race training onboard the RPAYC fleet of Elliott 7 keelboats, with a focus on having fun, developing skills, and meeting new people. Together with these regattas the club also hosts its Women’s Tuesday Twilight Series during daylight savings and runs regular Adult Learn to Sail courses for women to enjoy sailing together. 

Read below for further details and how to register to participate. 

Keelboat Sailing Pathway

Adult Learn to Sail Courses

RPAYC offers a simple training pathway for adults wanting to get into sailing or for those seasoned sailors to develop their skills. Training is delivered by Australian Sailing (AS) accredited instructors following a national syllabus.

• Start Crewing & Helming
• Start Skippering & Spinnaker Courses

Training is available to members and non-members, with the inclusion of a Start Sailing textbook and logbook.

Women’s Tuesday Twilight Series

During the months of October to March the clubs runs our fortnightly Womens Tuesday Twilight Series. 

There are multiple ways to become involved from entering your own yacht, helming a members yacht, leasing a club yacht (Elliott 7) or joing as crew. Racing starts from 1755hrs followed by a post race presentation over dinner back at the club house. 

Open to Members and Non-Members (Sail Pass required for non-member crew). 


SheSails Development Training
The RPAYC SheSails Development Training is aimed at those with reasonable sailing ability who want to improve knowledge and technique, in particular, those already part of or looking to join a women’s twilight crew, or any crew, throughout the sailing season.
The training is conducted onboard the club’s fleet of Elliott 7s, and is led by the RPAYC Coaching team with support from experienced female sailors within the club.
We recommend that participants have completed a Start Crewing or Helming course before joining the SheSails Development Training.

RPAYC SheSails Development Regatta
Saturday 19 March, 2022.
The RPAYC SheSails Regatta is an opportunity for emerging and experienced female sailors to compete in one design fleet racing regatta.
Emerging sailors and graduates of Discover Sailing Keelboat courses will be able to continue their skill development while learning the basics sailing in a yacht race on a short course. The regatta will consist of onshore and on water training, and introductory racing.
There will also be an opportunity for experienced sailors to compete in an open fleet racing challenge onboard the RPAYC’s fleet of Elliott 7 keelboats.
More information about the SheSails regatta will be available shortly.

RPAYC SheSails Open Regatta
Sunday 20 March, 2022.
The RPAYC SheSails Open Regatta is an opportunity for emerging and experienced female sailors to compete in a one design fleet racing regatta.
The regatta will consist of a windward / leeward course area sprint racing. Races will be held back to back in the Elliott 7 Class. A maximum of 5 crew per boat. 

This regatta is open to all female sailors and will be held inconjuction with the Gwen Slade Etchells Women’s Regatta.