Women’s Regatta returns

After a two-year hiatus, The Women’s Regatta will return in December 2022, hosted by Double Bay Sailing Club.

Photography by Double Bay Sailing Club

25 July 2022


The Women’s Regatta will be held on Saturday 3 December 2022 at Double Bay Sailing Club, an integral event for female ILCA / Laser sailors around Australia.

“After the disruption of the past two years, it’s fantastic to be hosting the Women’s Regatta again, and to establish this as an annual event in our racing calendar,” said Tory Epworth, Secretary of Double Bay Sailing Club.

The one-day event will include races on Sydney Harbour, great food, entertainment and activities aimed at women of all ages who currently sail an ILCA / Laser dinghy, or are looking to return to racing.

Double Bay Sailing Club will also run a series of small-group training clinics in the weeks leading up to the event, focusing on improving sailing skills like race starts, upwind technique and downwind technique.


“As a club we are committed to increasing female participation in sailing, and events like this encourage female sailors from Sydney and beyond to come together and celebrate their ability, resilience, and love of sailing,” said Steven London, Commodore of Double Bay Sailing Club.

The Women’s Regatta was first held in September 2018, planned and run by members of Double Bay Sailing Club.

The first regatta weekend incorporated yoga, coaching, racing, a group dinner and guest speakers, fostering competition, education, camaraderie and fun.

The Women’s Regatta raises awareness and encourages participation for women and girls in ILCA / Laser sailing.

The event brings together current female sailors, those who have sailed in the past, those wanting to get into sailing, friends and family of sailors and an immense show of support from sponsors and volunteers.



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