Ladies First Racing
Aug 22, 2021
Aug 22, 2021
RNSYS welcomes boats and teams of sailors from neighboring clubs to join us this season for our new series, Ladies First Racing! Our hope is to get as many folks out on the water having fun as possible while lifting up and giving the female members of our sailing community a chance to shine. This is an open series with no entry fee.
Race dates are July 18, August 22, and October 3. Each day will have one race at 1pm that will be approximately two hours long. Fleet splits will occur as necessary, and start lines will be set with the objective of reducing congestion. Boats of all sizes and speeds are welcome and may choose to race with their spinnakers or not. Boats can also choose at the time of registration whether they would like to have the option to use a genoa, or whether they would prefer to only use a blade. There will be daily prizes, and there will also be series prizes. For reasons of covid restriction compliance, we ask that boats register for each date individually, rather than for the series all at once. We encourage boats to do their best to have at least half of their crew be female, but we won't be out there with binoculars. The only "musts" are that the helmsperson be female, have a female name on the registration list, and keep bums on the deck while hiking. NOR here https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ff47b94d8589f141e514a30/t/60d231e2c9b5ed2f9ddda032/1624388066769/2021+Ladies+First+NOR.pdf