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16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106
Tel: 61 2 9998 3700

2019 Gwen Slade Ladies Etchells Regatta

The Gwen Slade Ladies’ Etchells Regatta was created by Life Member and world-class sailor, William Russell Slade in honour of his late wife, Gwen Slade.

Russell Slade was a prominent face of sailing in the 1960s, having competed in the Olympics and being a strong competitor in 16ft Skiffs and 5.5m class boats he was also the first person to build a Fibreglass yacht in Australia, Janzoon II.

Russell, as described by his son, Paul Slade, was a very passionate man and envision that sailing is a family involved sport based on fun with winning not being the major objective. Russell’s love for One design racing lead to the choice of boat and development of the Gwen Slade Regatta. The Etchells was chosen as it was a growing class and the simplicity factor would help promote the inclusion of advanced and beginner sailors. With a little media help from the Packers, Russell was able to launch the first Gwen Slade Ladies Regatta in 1981.

Today, the regatta is still going strong with the RPAYC hosting it every year in conjunction with the Pittwater Etchells association and the support of the RPAYC Members who provide their boats (and in some cases crew for the Ladies).

Congratulations to Lucy Shephard skippering Flirtation who defended her title to win back to back Gwen Slade Regattas. 

 

Series Results [OD] for Etchells up to Race 3
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperFromSers ScoreRace 3Race 2Race 1
1AUS1026FLIRTATIONLucy ShephardRPAYC5.02.02.01.0
2AUS1314KALIKA 3Katie PellewRPAYC6.01.01.04.0
3AUS12132107 RACINGAnnie TaylorRPAYC8.03.03.02.0
4AUS875MIRAMARPrue BennettRPAYC11.04.04.03.0

 

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The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC is a yacht racing and sailing club based on Pittwater.

The yacht club offers year round inshore and offshore racing, cruising, centreboard dinghy racing, sail training and courses plus has a large marina accommodating up to 352 vessels.

There is also a modern boatyard with comprehensive marine services to help maintain your vessel.

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