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Call for entries to Women on Water weekend

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The Evolution Sails Women on Water weekend being hosted by Gulf Harbour Yacht Club from 10 – 12 March is fast approaching, and the club is keen for women who want to get into sailing or return to the sport to sign-up. 

The event is designed to provide an opportunity for women of all ages to take part in an inclusive sailing activity and promote their confidence and enjoyment regardless of prior experience or expertise, organisers said.

The closing date for entries is Thursday, February 23. 

Entrants can provide their own boats and crew or be allocated a place on one of the yachts made available by club members. Sailing will be in two divisions – extra sails and non-extras. 

The programme of activities starts on Friday (March 10) with a familiarisation sail to Tiritiri Matangi followed by a burger buffet at the club. Saturday and Sunday will see back-to-back racing – with a buffet dinner and dancing on Saturday night and the final prizegiving following the last race on Sunday.

“We are delighted that Evolution Sails have come on board as our main sponsor now that they have moved their headquarters to Matakana,” Gulf Harbour Yacht Club Commodore Phil Shaw said.

“Telos Group real estate from Silverdale have also agreed to offer support as they like to give back to the local community. Other major sponsors include Burnsco, Bay Insurance, Gulf Harbour Marina and Chains Ropes & Anchors who are all key players in the marine industry.”

According to Shaw, the regatta is aimed at growing women’s participation in sailing and entry is open to participants from all over the country “for a weekend of fun on and off the water”. 

For more information and to enter, click here.