posted on August 26, 2014 11:15
Foynes Yacht Club hosted their first Women on the Water Ireland event at the club as part of their summer race schedule last Wednesday evening. It was a designated 'women's helm' evening and it was great to see so many ladies turn up for the event most of whom had never helmed before and quite a few had never sailed before.
There were 22 women, most of them first timers, on board 11 cruising yachts racing each other.
Thanks to the skippers who happily relinquished the helm for the evening and the gents who turned up to crew. It was a perfect evening for sailing, a nice 10-12kt NW breeze and most importantly sunshine! The comments afterwards were hugely positive, it was described as the 'best buzz ever' and even the gents said we said they should do this more often!! More to come for 2015. Thanks to Buffwear for the fabulous headgear.
Foynes Yacht Club WOWI event raised €300 for Action Breast Cancer.