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13 August 2015

Women & Girls Lake Challenge 5th Sept 2015

You are invited to the Women & Girls Lake Challenge 2015 on the flat waters of Albert Park Lake on Saturday 5 September.

Albert Sailing Club (ASC) has joined forces with Albert Park Yacht Club and Yachting Victoria’s The Boatshed and Women & Girls in Sailing Committee to promote a ‘Sail in the City’ for the girls. All female helms are welcome to come and have a great day and maybe win a prize whilst gearing up for the coming summer sailing season.

We are keen for your Club to assist with the promotion of this event by circulating your members and inviting sailors, families and friends to come and enjoy the action and the hospitality on the lake. All information about the event can be accessed on the Event webpage

No boat? Not a problem! With The Boatshed getting on board, Pacers will be available for hire to current YA members at a cost of $50 which includes boat insurance. Booking can be done at the time of entry on the online entry system.

Yachting Victoria and the Women & Girls in Sailing (WGIS) Committee are excited about the opportunity that the development of targeted events for female sailors bring to clubs and associations to demonstrate their commitment to the ‘Inclusive Club Standard - Creating Environments to Encourage and Support Inclusion in Sailing’. We value your support in the future growth of the sport of sailing and commitment to inclusion of groups of all diversities.

Plans are already underway for a bigger and better challenge for 2016 to be run as a weekendregatta with associated training and coaching activities. Watch this space.

Thank you for your support for this new and exciting development and please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Yours sincerely,

Ann Elmslie Norma Watt Chelsey Taylor Rosie Colahan

ASC WGIS Club Rep APYC WGIS Club Rep Boatshed Business Manager WGIS Chair

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