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Female sailor for the MYC Women's Challenge

14 February 2014 - 12:29 AM

The 19th MYC HH Women's Challenge is on the 22nd and 23rd of March at Manly Yacht Club, Sydney Australia. The event has both all-female-crew and female-helm classes with all kinds for craft from Opt's through to a Farr 40 world champion


To help get the girls out on the water, the club can help place crews:

  • We have all-male boats that would welcome female helms for the event
  • We have mostly female crews that just need a key position filled to go all-female
  • We have female crew seeking boats that need a female helm

If you want to find a boat for this great event, or are looking for crew to put together an entry, then please contact me (commodore@myc.org.au) or Ivana the RD (ivana@imdesign.com.au).


Note also that Manly Yacht Club has a fine tradition of supporting female sailors other than just for this great event.  Over 30% of our members are female and it is a frequent occurrence in our summer series to have a majority of female helms!


More details: http://myc.org.au/ra.../hhwc2014.shtml

Video of last years event:

Nigel Holman Race 4 Rum (Manly, Sydney)

04 February 2014 - 06:02 AM

After the success of last years inaugural Nigel Holman Race 4 Rum,  Manly Yacht Club will again be holding the event on the 2nd of March as a fund raiser for the Canteen charity for youth with cancer.  Sailor Jerry's Rum will be supplying the rum prizes both for podium finishes and also from the draw.  Many other sponsors (IceRays, Fairlight Gourmet Meats, Avoka) have come on board with prizes for the draw.


CanTeen Fundraising on behalf of logo.jpg


Nigel Holman was a well known sailor from MYC who campaigned his various incarnations of Cuckoo's Nest in and out of Sydney harbour.  Nigel passed away from Cancer 6 years ago. The Nigel Holman race was initiated when Nigel's wife, Imogen, discovered a small horde of very collectable rum that Nigel had won/collected over the years. Imogen donated them to Manly Yacht club and suggested that we use them as prizes for a fund raiser.  This was held last year and was a great success.    This year Sailor Jerry's has come on board as the Rum sponsor and MYC has agree that money raised will go to the Canteen charty for youth with cancer.       Imogen has also found another collectable item of Nigels: a framed set of sailing pins from the Sydney 2000 Olympics and this will be the grand prize from the draw.




The course will be an inshore race around 7 islands in Sydney Harbour: Manly, Shark, Clark, Denison, Goat, Cockatoo, Snapper & Spectacle, then finish Manly.  It is the weekend before the SHR, so there is not much other racing on.


Web: http://myc.org.au/ra...hrd/nhrd.shtml
NOR: http://myc.org.au/fo...um-2014-NOR.pdf
Entry: http://myc.org.au/ra...2013-2014.shtml



Crew needed Sat. Sydney, SASC/MHYC sprints on archambault 32

31 January 2014 - 01:15 AM



I need 2 crew for the SASC/MHYC sprint races tomorrow (1 Feb) to sail on Esprit (http://esprit.wiltel.org).  Somebody with a bit of foredeck experience would be good.


Call me (Greg) on 0417786631