BYC Women’s RegattaJanuary 15, 2020
Our new training vessel has finally arrived.
The weather gods didn’t give us many opportunities to deliver the boat safely last year, but many thanks to Steve Keal, Ron Boxhall, Hein Vandenberg and Ian Hunt for their determined efforts to get the boat home.
The vessel is a 36 foot Bruce Farr designed sloop. It was built in New Zealand at Cookson’s boatyard.
Mumm 36’s are well known in Hobart with B&G Advantage, Joint Custody, Madness and Heatwave actively racing. They are known to be reliable and easy to sail. We’ll be starting with a conservative sail plan which will be great when learning about trimming sails and still have the freeboard and stability to keep everyone safe and dry!
Our women’s only course starting Feb 17, is nearly fully booked and there are plenty of options on our website for anyone over the age of 13 to gain the basic skills which would enable you to crew on a boat. We also have plans to extend our offerings through to skippering. It’s a generic course which caters for those who want to go cruising, just as much as those who would like to learn more in order to contribute as crew in a race. If you have your own group, we can offer courses anytime that suits you.
Those who would like to get started now have a pathway to learn in a structured environment through the syllabus and support from Australian Sailing accredited courses. I have to say the team at sailing Australia have been terrific in assisting us get this initiative up and running.
So please have a look at our website and let us know if we can assist you gain valuable skills that will make your sailing safer and more enjoyable.
See you on the water……