Thursday, January 11, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Discover Sailing

Are you a young woman who has always wished to learn how to sail?

This is your chance, with the Whitsunday Sailing Club hosting Start Sailing 1, a sailing course specially designed and exclusive for women, and taught by female Australian Sailing accredited instructors.

This short course allows all participants to gain all the necessary and practical skills and confidence in a supportive, encouraging, and welcoming environment.

Participants will gain experience through sailing in a dingy, learn first the correct terminology in a practical setting with appropriate equipment, practice launching, and then learn how to return to shore and capsize recovery.

At the conclusion of the weekend course, participants will be awarded their Start Sailing 1 completion certificate.

Female sailors bring diverse skills and fresh perspectives that spice things up.

Their knack for communication, creative problem-solving, and teamwork adds a lot to naval operations. It's not just about breaking stereotypes; it's about making the whole maritime scene more dynamic and inclusive.

When women set sail, they don't just contribute individually; they shake up the whole culture and make maritime organisations more lively and innovative.

So, having female sailors isn't just a nice-to-have – it's a must for keeping the seas and ships sailing smoothly.

WHAT: Start Sailing 1
WHEN: Saturday, January 13 and Sunday January 14, from 9am to 3pm
WHERE: Whitsunday Sailing Club

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