Lady Skippers Races

The Lady Skippers' race has been a long standing race on the HBYC calendar. In recent years the HBYC Lady Skippers Race has become Race 4 (then Race 1) in the Port Phillip Women's Championship Series (PPWCS), a series for female sailors that combines five races run by different clubs into one annual championship trophy.

In addition Yachting Victoria’s Women & Girls in Sailing Committee announced a new series in 2015, the Port Phillip Women’s Passage Series (PPWPS).

Women and Girls in Sailing

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HBYC Lady Skippers' Races

Shirley Freeman

Shirley Freeman was our first Female member and boat owner, sadly Shirley passed away in December 2014.  In 2015, HBYC announced they would honour her by renaming the HBYC Lady Skippers Race to the Shirley Freeman Memorial Race. The race will now have 2 Trophies; Shirley Freeman Memorial Trophy (1st PHS boat) and the Lady Skippers Race Trophy (1st HBYC PHS Boat).

For more on Shirley Freeman Click Here

                                                  Shirley Freeman 2018

HBYC Shirley Freeman Memorial Trophy and La Mademoiselle Cup

The Division 1 Race, which is part of the Port Phillip Womens Championship Series (PPWCS) is a HBYC Club Course of approximately nine to ten nautical miles in length. The Lady Skippers Trophy - 1st HBYC PHS Boat and the Shirley Freeman Memorial Trophy - 1st PHS Boat will be awarded.

The Div 2 Race, the La Mademoiselle Cup is a Non-Spinnaker Race aimed to encourage those Lady Skippers to sail in a race with a less competitive format. We encourage all our ladies to have a go, even if you are new to helming. Boats owners are asked to encourage our female members,friends and family to take up the helm for the day and join in the fun of the Suffragette Cup. There is a Trophy awarded on the day. This race will be a HBYC Club Course of approximately six to seven nautical miles in length.  For Past Winners Click Here


2018 HBYC Shirley Freeman Memorial Trophy and Lady Skippers Div 2 - Sunday 3 March 2019


Notice to Competitors

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Notice of Race  Click Here
Sailing Instructions  Click Here
Race Entry

Shirley Freeman (Spinnaker-PPWCS)

Non Spinnaker Div 2

Start Sheets / Results

 Click Here - Spinnaker

 Click Here - Non-Spinnaker

Race Entry PPWCS Series Registration

Port Phillip Women's Championship Series (PPWCS) - 2018/2019 Dates

Sunday 02 December 2018 - Shirley Freeman Memorial Trophy & La Mademoiselle Cup (HBYC)/ RACE WAS ABANDONED and will be re-sailed on SUNDAY 3rd MARCH along with the Val Hodge Trophy (RYCV)

Sunday 3 February 2019 - Jennifer Goldsmith Trophy (RMYS)

Sunday 17  February 2019 - WISC (SYC)

Sunday 3 March 2019 - Val Hodge Trophy (RYCV)/Shirley Freeman Trophy & La Mademoiselle Cup (HBYC) - Re-sail

Sunday 28 April 2019 - Brighton Ladies Skipper Series - BLiSS (RBYC)

Sunday 24 May 2019 - Combines PPWCS and Nautilus Marine Series Presentation

Race documents

As each host club publishes the Sailing Instructions, Notices to Competitors and entry lists for their race (when available, follow the links for each race under 'Dates' above). Competitors must enter each individual race separately using the host club's entry system. Cost to enter each race is determined by the host club.  On entry to any one of the five races, competitors will be automatically scored for the PPWCS.

PPWCS Results



HBYC Trophy Winners

Year HBYC Lady Skippers Trophy Skipper Shirley Freeman Memorial Trophy Skipper Club Themed Cup Skipper Club
2018     Moonraker Sally Neilson HBYC Manjimup Suzanne Shaw RBYC
2017 3 Ring Circus K. Goodall Salamander III Monica Jones RMYS      
2016 The Bookmaker K Ribton-Turner Frenzy S Strong SYC      
2015 Le Cascadeur Leo Eeckman Tigris Jan Fielding RMYS Y Knot  Ann Goodwin  RYCV 
2014 Kasam Norma Malouf Kasam Norma Malouf HBYC      
2013 Outlaw Maureen Dickins Footloose L Beattie RYCV      
2012 Karina J Gibson            
2011 Airframe Maureen Dickins            
2010 Lancoorie M Allen            
2009 Challenger Maureen Dickins            
2008 Mary Bryant G Mitchell            
2007 Plantronics Duopro C Feore            
2006 Quantum Leap B Turner            
2005 Plantronics Duopro B Feore            
2002 Outlaw H Forrester            
2001 Rough Cut M Hill            
1999 Iruka J Orr            
1998 Deja Blue Y Reid            
1997 Deja Blue Y Reid            
1995 Bianca S Tanner            
1993 Futura M Weaven            
1992 Doghouse S Rogerson            
1991 INXS Y Hellier            
1990 INXS Y Hellier            
1989 Fantasea B Feore            
1988 Bianca S Tanner            
1987 Sirocco K Bish            
1984 Warrana D Lovatt            
1980 Warrana S Tanner            
1979 Warrana S Tanner            


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