ideal 18 program
Pequot offers co-ed instruction in the Ideal 18s. Wednesday mornings are a boat-handling class, and Thursday afternoon is a racing clinic. Private lessons are also available . The program seeks to schedule a number of women's regattas over the course of the summer.
Monday afternoon cruising
From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., women are hosted by the skippers of the clubs larger boats. Following lunch on the porch, participants have an opportunity to experience sailing on these vessels and the camaraderie of relaxing on the water on pleasant summer afternoons. This program has for many years, been a favorite of Pequot women. 2011 Schedule.
Pequot Yacht Club Women's Invitational Regatta
July 12, 2012
Notice of Race
Women on the water (WOW)
An unofficial organization of women representing area yacht clubs whose goal is to promote women's sailing at all levels. Come for a sail and simple supper. The evening is free. All one needs is a willingness to hop on a boat with friends old and new.
2011-2012 Schedule to be announced.
WOMENS EVENTS 2012
Saturday, June 23 Mendez Trophy Larchmont YC
Saturday July 7 Queens Cup American YC
Thursday, July 12 PYC Women's Regatta Pequot YC
Saturday, July 14 Gillespie Trophy Norwalk YC
Women’s Sailing Sets A New Course
All indicators point to a pretty terrific summer for women. The women’s sailing committee has planned a variety of events to appeal to every interest: social, recreation, instruction and competitive sailing.
Of particular note is a new program called Women’s Seamanship
. This class is designed to teach women the fundamental skills of big boat sailing. Under the instruction of Will Waldron - who has agreed to teach us on his boat,Cassiopeia,
the course will review: getting underway, sail trim, helmsmanship, navigation, safety at sea, making a mooring and anchoring. Space is limited, so reserve your spot.
The afternoon session (red) will start at 2:00 pm and the evening session (blue) will start at 5:00 pm.
Session one - Sail trim / Helmsmanship
Red - June 11 Blue - June 13
Session two - Knots / Diesel Engines / Getting Underway
Red - June 25 Blue - June 27
Session three - Navigation / Radio Procedures
Red - July 9 Blue - July 11
Session four - Man overboard / Heaving to / Reefing
Red - July 16 Blue - July 18
Session five - Anchoring / Making a mooring / Docking
Red - Aug 13 Blue - Aug 15
People interested in thee Red session should contact Susy Whitcomb at 203-512-1774
. Virginia Hodgkinson is the contact person for the Blue session: 203-259-1495
Also important is having the time to just be with friends. We have put three wine and cheese socials on the calendar to bring all the women in the club together.
So mark you calendars and do come. The first is scheduled for June 7th to kick off the season. The next is July 12 and last for Aug. 9. Contact: Tish Burton or Kate Priest.
Kayaking is also an important activity for many of the women. To encourage participation and camaraderie, we are scheduling a few dates for folks to meet and head off for a fun adventure. Contact: Donna Brown.
A few years ago PYC teamed up with BRYC and Norwalk YC for what was named the SupperSeries
. During the spring, each club hosts one Monday evening for women from the three clubs to come together for some informal sailing in Ideals followed by a lite supper provided by the hosts. These are open to everyone, regardless of one’s interest in the Ideal program. Mark your calendars: 6 PM on June 4, 11 and 25. PYC is hosting on Monday the 3rd
. Contact: Betsy Perry or Katie Montgomery.
2013 Supper Series Schedule
May 20 Monday Supper Series @ BR 5:45 PM
June 3 Monday Supper Series @ PYC 5:45 PM
June 17 Monday Supper Series @ Noroton 5:45 PM
July 1 Monday Supper Series @ Norwalk 5:45 PM
July 9 Tuesday Supper Series Finals @ IHYC 6 PM
(east & west clubs join together)
Many years ago, a Monday afternoon Ladies Cruising program was established. This to open to anyone who would like to enjoy an afternoon cruising on the Sound on a member’s big boat. Each week a different skipper volunteers his time and boat to provide this lovely opportunity. Starting on June 4 and going through Aug. 27. Guests have a wonderful sail. Contact: Marilyn Herlin or Victoria Ross.