Women's Sailing

Women’s Sailing 2017

 

Welcome to the PYC Women’s Sailing web page.  We’re all about enjoying time with friends; both on the water and off.  We welcome beginners through competent sailors, as there are opportunities for all!

 

Please read through the list of activities for the upcoming summer and join us!

 

Women's Cruising

skippers of the club’s larger boats take members out for an afternoon or evening sail.  The trips are determined by the winds and the tides. Participants have the opportunity to help with the lines and take the helm, or just relax and enjoy the summer breeze.
 
June 4   4pm Senior House Upper Deck  women's Cruising Kick Off Cocktail Party  

For further information contact: Victoria Ross, Louise heasman and Katie Priest

 

Inter Club Supper Series

These events are held on five Monday evenings, rotated among PYC, Black Rock, Norwalk, Noroton and indian harbor.  The purpose of the evening is to get members to participate in some social sailing with women from the other clubs.  The host club provides a light supper, with the traveling clubs bringing wine to share. 

To sign up or further information contact: Sarah Stewart or Kristi marshall

 

Mon. May 22 @ PYC                      5:45 pm

Mon. June 12 @ Black Rock YC    5:45 pm

Mon. June 19 @ Norwalk          5:45 pm

Mon. June 26 @ Noroton          5:45 pm

Tues. July 11 @ IHYC                       
 
 

Kayaking/Paddle boarding*

This can be a great way to meet members and explore the harbor and surrounding shoreline.   Kayakers will meet Saturday mornings at 9 am down by the Jr. dock to launch the boats and set off.  The club currently owns two boats for members to use.

Remember to wear your PFD and take a radio with you.

For further information contact: Donna Brown or Betsy Perry

 

Pequot Women’s I-18 Regatta  July 13, 2017  9-4

This is a great day of competitive racing here at PYC in Ideals.  Competitors are invited from the other eight area clubs, with PYC providing boats for the guests.  A skippers’ meeting is at 10 am, with the awarding of prizes at approx. 4 pm.

For further information contact: Betsy Hulme or sarah stewart

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women's seamanship* 
to teach women basic skills on a big boat.  Subjects will include sail trim, knots, mooring, anchoring, safety and much, much more! 
preference will be given to members who sign up for all 3 classes.
Contact: donna brown  

Monday evening racing in ideals   2017
july - August, women will get together for casual and "lightly competitive" racing. We will pair up experienced racers as skippers (must be an I 18 registered program member to skipper) with crews looking for more practice and skills.  This will be followed by wine and a light potluck picnic on the porch. You do not need to be a One Design member to crew in this program. Contact: Virginia cargill or Suzanne simmonds
July 1,  July 17 and July 24, July 31, August 14, August 21, August 28, September 4 and September 11.   6:00pM

Wine and Cheese 2017

These events were very popular last year.  They are designed as a “drop in” event where members/guests are asked to bring either a drink or an hors d’oeurve to share.  Dress is casual, so either coming directly from work or just off the boat, don’t miss the fun.

 contact: Emily blair, Belinda sheppard or sulu grant.
 1st WINE and Cheese Social Sunday, June 11, 6pm
Sunday, July 9 6pm
Sunday, September 17, 6pm

WOW (Women on the water) 
WOMEN ON THE WATER (WOW)  OF LONG ISLAND SOUND IS AN ENTHUSIASTIC GROUP OF OVER 150 WOMEN FROM 11 AREA YACHT CLUBS WHO LOVE TO SAIL, RACE, LEARN AND SOCIALIZE.
WOW AFFILIATED CLUBS SPONSOR AND PROMOTE SAILING EDUCATION, SOCIAL EVENTS AND REGATTAS IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY AND FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT.  WHILE CLUB ACTIVITIES ARE DESIGNED PRIMARILY FOR INTERMEDIATE OR ADVANCED SAILORS, WOW MEMBERS ENCOURAGE OUR "HOME" CLUBS TO FURTHER DEVELOP WOMEN SAILORS BY OFFERING A FULL SLATE OF PROGRAMS FOR ALL LEVELS, INCLUDING BEGINNERS.
THROUGH MEMBERSHIP IN WOW, WOMEN HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPAND THEIR SAILING EXPERIENCES, DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS AND FIND CREWS FOR LOCAL REGATTAS.

OUR SIGNATURE ACTIVITY IS THE WOW SUPPER SERIES FOR WHICH WE DIVIDE INTO TWO GROUPS, WOW EAST AND WOW WEST.  EACH AFFILIATED CLUB HOSTS A RACE, FOLLOWED BY A DINNER.  WE SAIL, DRINK, LAUGH AND DINE.
2017 EVENTS

-The Queen's Cup  Regatta  @ Norwalk 7/8

-Gillespie Regatta @ Norwalk 8/4

-I-18 YRA Champs @ IHYC 8/5-8/6

-Lorna W. Regatta @ American 9/6

-Mendez Regatta @LYC 9/16


TO BECOME A WOW MEMBER, WOMEN MUST BE AFFILIATED WITH ONE OF OUR 11 PARTNER CLUBS. PLEASE CONTACT PYC WOW REPRESENTATIVES EITHER MARTHA MURPHY AT MMMCT@OPTONLINE.NET OR KATIE MONTGOMERY AT KATIEM626@ME.COM, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SIGNING UP!  

LEARN MORE ABOUT WOW AT THE WEBSITE:

HTTP://WWW.WOMENONTHEWATERLIS.COM

SIGN UP HERE, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE THE WOW NEWSLETTER.

HTTP://WWW.WOMENONTHEWATERLIS.COM/NEWSLETTER.HTML

 
2017 Co-Chairs

Katie Montgomery and Martha Murphy

 

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Wednesday, March 29
 Wednesday Night French Supper
Sunday, April 2
WOW Kick-off Party
Monday, April 3
Galley Closed on Mondays
Sea Scout Meeting
Wednesday, April 5
 Wednesday Night Supper
Monday, April 10
Galley Closed on Mondays
Sea Scout Meeting
Wednesday, April 12
 Wednesday Night Supper
Friday, April 14
Good Friday