The RCYC Women’s Sailing program offers social sailing on Mondays for beginner to intermediate sailors, and further skill training for women interested in racing on Tuesdays.  

RCYC Women’s Sailing has become one of the most popular and thriving recreational programs on the island. Open to all female Members, this weekly program provides a great opportunity to meet other club members while improving sailing skills on and off the water. All levels of sailors are welcome to join this inviting community and find out why this program keeps expanding!

In our Social Sailing program, beginner to intermediate sailors practice the fundamentals of sailing in an Ideal 18, a small dinghy with a fixed keel for stability. With two to three women in a boat, sailors gain experience in sail trim, boat handling and safety in different conditions to gain confidence helming/crewing. Most importantly this is a fun program on Monday evenings intended for women looking for a relaxed, social environment and an opportunity to increase their sailing abilities.

For more experienced sailors, the more advanced Women’s Racing program was introduced in 2015. Sailors use the club Ideal 18 fleet to improve boat handling and spinnaker work while learning race tactics. This group trains with the goal to participate in Thursday night races, club regattas, and the Women’s Club Championships. In 2018, each Tuesday evening will focus on a specific skill depending on weather conditions and sometimes invite other Ideal 18 sailors for a fleet training session.

There will be two separate six-week sessions in each program. Both programs include brief lessons from instructors before heading out on the water, and an in-depth debrief in the clubhouse. With the two programs moving to separate nights, more spots are now available to accommodate as many women as possible and focus on different skills.

Registration opens April 1st.

2018 Women's Sailing Committee

Michele Clemo
Lynn Dee Cuthbertson
Julie Seymour
Jenny Farrand

2018 Calendar

Spring Social & Open House: 
Monday, March 5th

Ideal 18 Fleet Work Party: 
Saturday, April 21st
Saturday, April 28th
Saturday, May 5th

Ideal 18 Spinnaker Training:
Saturday, May 26th

Women's Sailing Orientation:
Sunday, May 27th 

Monday: Women's Social Sailing

Session 1:
May 28th
June 4th
June 11th
June 18th
June 25th
July 2nd (CANSail Training)
July 9th

Session 2:
July 16th
July 23rd
July 30th
August 6th (CANSail Training)
August 13th
August 20th
August 27th

Tuesday: Women's Race Program
Half day Clinic: Sunday May 27. (The morning will be the basics and geared to the new and social sailors.) Racing women are invited to come for lunch and then rig and get out on the water to sail in the afternoon.

Session 1:
May 29th
June 5th
June 12th
June 19th
June 26th
July 2nd

Session 2:
July 10th
July 17th
July 24th
July 31st
August 7th
August 14th
August 21st