Women's weekend

Women's Open Keelboat Championship starts this Saturday

Tuesday July 20th 2010, Author: James Boyd, Location: United Kingdom

The Women's Open Keelboat Championship (WOKC) 2010 sponsored by Coffin Mew LLP will take place this weekend - 24 and 25 July, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, Hamble. Organised by the Royal Southern Yacht Club (RSnYC) working with Jody Slater, Emma Beagley and Sophie Docker, this is a girls' weekend for sailors - crews will be 100% women, while the men will be on the committee boat, driving RIBS and in the bar for the party in the evening.-

Racing will take place on Saturday and Sunday in three classes : J80s, IRC 1 and IRC 2 with prizes for first, second and third overall in the Championship, plus the winners and runners up in each class.

Taking place on Saturday evening from 7pm will be the Frocks and Flip-Flops party at the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble, including a barbeque, raffle and dancing for only £16.50pp. Contact the Royal Southern Yacht Club or visit their website on: www.royal-southern.co.uk to purchase tickets.

This year, WOKC will once again be supporting Breast Cancer Care, and money raised from the raffle will be donated to them. Prizes include a host of sailing, food and beauty goodies.

Yachts and crews can still enter the competition. For details of how, visit the Royal Southern Yacht Club website

Entries to date

Espada - 1/4 Tonner - Louise Morton
Blustery Day - First 38s - Jody Slater
Gemstone - Bene 31.7 - Clare Carden
Wet Nuts - SB3 - Julie Fawcett
Neilsen Redeye - J92s - Team Neilsen
Wizard - J92s - Cathy Vise
Scaramouche - 707 - Katia Merle
Journey Maker 5 - J109 - Louise Makin
Jambhala - J109 - Gillian Ross
Jos of Hamble - J105 - Clem Ives
Elaine - Elan - Pip Hare
Swallow - J80 - Viks Lincoln
Wairu - J80 - Janine Stoodley
BKA - J80 - Lizzie Foreman

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