Middle Harbour Yacht Club is gearing up for another busy season of keelboat sailing and there are a number of opportunities for women to participate.
Planned Events & Activities for 2023-2024:
- Women's Social & Networking Evening – TBA
- Sydney Harbour Women’s Keelboat Series commencing Sunday 24 September 2023
- Women's Sailing Social (as part of the World Sailing Women's Sailing Festival) - TBA
- Women's Try Sailing Day (as part of the WS Women's Sailing Festival) - Sunday TBA
- Twilight Women's Helm Race 1 (as part of the WS Women's Sailing Festival) - Thursday 12 October
- Women's Helm Twilight Series - 6 Races (Oct-Mar)
- MHYC Women's Regatta - Saturday 3 August
The highly popular Thursday Twilight Series includes twenty four races this year, six of which make up the Women’s Twilight Pointscore. Four divisions of yachts, from family cruisers to purebred racing machines, share the joy of racing on our spectacular harbour. Perhaps the best part of the day is returning to the lively social atmosphere of MHYC as the sun goes down to enjoy a meal, wine and good friends. Starting at 6pm, the 2023-2024 Women’s Twilight Race dates are:
- Thursday, 12 October 2023
- Thursday, 16 November 2023
- Thursday, 14 December 2023
- Thursday, 11 January 2024
- Thursday, 1 February 2024
- Thursday, 7 March 2024
We also encourage MHYC sailors to participate in the Sydney Harbour Women's Keelboat Series, now in its third year.
- Sunday, 24 September 2023 (MHYC)
- Sunday, 29 October 2023 (CYCA)
- Sunday, 12 November 2024 (RSYS)
- Sunday, 18 February 2024 (RANSA)
- Sunday, 24 March 2024 (MYC)
For more information and online entry click here.
The club’s final keelboat regatta of the year is the MHYC Women’s Regatta, being held on Saturday August 3. This follows on from the Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta, hosted by Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, St Kilda, Victoria on the Kings Birthday weekend.
- 3 August 2024 - MHYC Womens Keelboat Regatta - information
- 08-10 June 2024 - Australian Womens Keelboat Regatta (RMYS-VIC)
There are a range of other club programs that can appeal to women and girls. Junior & Youth learn to sail programs include Tackers, Discover Sailing courses and Out There Sailing. In keelboats for adults, Saturday Social Sailors is a new series of short pursuit races providing a relaxed and social style of weekend race. There are also sprint race days during summer and winter.
For further information, contact MHYC Sailing Office