World sailing

RNZYS Join World Sailing’s Steering the Course • Live Sail Die

Because Auckland is still in lockdown, most of our organized sailings have been canceled or postponed. Due to government restrictions, we are unable to congregate and cruise as normal. Today, October 12, would have been the first day of racing for the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) Ladies Series, sponsored by longtime partner Barfoot & Thompson. The Ladies Series has seen a huge increase in competitiveness over the past few years and a lot of youth involvement.

Instead of hosting the sail, RNZYS arranged for Sara Winther and Sam Norman to talk via zoom. Sara has just returned from coaching at the Olympics and is a regular tactician for the women’s series. Sam is the New Zealand women’s match race champion and will talk about her experience in sailing.

Both have had a huge influence in the sport and continue to inspire and support young people and women in sailing.

Join RNZYS tonight in the Steering the Course and listen to Sara and Sam – see you soon!