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Steering the Course Events

World Sailing Steering the Course Women's Sailing Festival

Friday 1 - Sunday 10 October 2021

The Steering the Course Women's Sailing Festival aims to introduce women and girls across the globe to the sport of sailing, as well as encourage alternative pathways for those already within the sport, such as coaching or officiating. 

Yachting New Zealand's Female Club Network members are sharing a calendar of Steering the Course club or regional events to be held throughout the country. 

For more information on Steering the Course Women's Sailing Festival or the Yachting New Zealand Female Club Network please contact Raynor

Great Escape Sailing with the Opua Cruising Club                       "Have a Go" Sailing Days - 1/2/3rd October

"Have a Go" at sailing with Great Escape Sailing and Opua Cruising Club and celebrate in the

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World Sailing Steering the Course Festival.  We'll have our awesome women instructors and Great Escape keelboats ready and waiting at the Opua Cruising Club dock, women join us for a fun day on the water, have a go at helming, and all the different crew positions in a safe all-women environment.  We're encouraging complete beginners and those who have had limited skippering to stretch themselves and join us.  

The boat will depart around 10 am and returning at approximately 3 pm, we will repeat for three days, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of October.  The cost is $55 per sailor and participants bring their own lunch.  We'll encourage informal interaction at the end of each day back at the OCC, (wine and cheese). For more information and to book click here

Nelson Yacht Club - Steering the Course club event - 2nd October

On October 2nd there is Club Sailing 1pm - 4pm. From 5pm onwards we will have an indoor

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activity, all welcome (TBC - might be a panel discussion as discussed at the last meeting or a movie). This part will be held regardless of the weather.

Info for sailors: Participants of all abilities are welcome. There will be skippers available for absolute beginners to have a go and some casual racing for the more experienced. The sailing will be in dinghys so you are likely to get wet, please bring any appropriate clothing you have such as wet suits or spray jackets.  Register here:


Other Women's Sailing Events in 2021

Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron - Women's Match Racing Nationals Four days of all-female match racing in the Elliott 7’s. 30 October - 2 November 2021

Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron - 50/50 Regatta This is an open event sailing Elliot 7's, for members of any yacht club, the skipper/helm of each boat must be a woman. Mixed crews of 4 must have no more than two (2) males in the team, all-female crews may have 4 or 5 members.  27 - 28 November 2021

Waikawa Boating Club - Evolution Sails Women's Regatta  A two-day keelboat regatta for women; 18-19 September 2021 CANCELLED