Help our RNZYS NZ Women’s Match Racing Team get to the Helsinki Match Cup 2018!

Help the team get to Helsinki –  Give a little page HERE

Message from the team:

‘Recently our RNZYS NZ Women’s Match Racing team was selected to compete in the first WIM series event of 2018. This event will be held in Helsinki, Finland, in J/80 yachts from June 25th to 29th. This is our best opportunity to showcase women’s match racing in NZ, but we need your help!

The WIM series is a year-long circuit of the highest level of women’s match racing events. Match racing is an exciting sailing discipline where two boats race each other around a course, using boat handling, knowledge of rules, and teamwork to cross the finish line first.

We are incredibly lucky to be invited to this event where we will race against some of the top 20 women’s match racing teams in the world! We are the only team in Australasia that has been invited to compete.

The New Zealand Women’s Match Race team is:

Celia Willison, 19 (Helm)- Winning team at Hardy Cup Youth Match Racing Regatta 2018. 3rd place Marianassess Women’s Match Racing Regatta in Sydney 2017. (RNZYS YTP)

Charlotte Porter, 19 (Main)- Competed in Busan Match Cup 2017 (WIM event), winning team NZ Womens 50:50 Keelboat nationals in 2017. (RNZYS YTP)

Paige Cook, 25 (Trim)- WIM series (2013), 2017 sailed with Magenta Project on Turn the Tide on Plastic. (RNZYS YTP GRAD)

Alison Kent, 23 (Bow)- 2017 Rolex Sydney to Hobart on Climate Action Now with the Magenta Project.

Erica Dawson, 23 (Pit and tactics)- Campaigning in the 49erFX Olympic class. 13th at 49erFX Worlds in 2017.

Our goal is to be a competitive and successful women’s match racing team. We also hope to inspire more female sailors to follow us down the match racing pathway.

We invite you to be part of our journey.

Find out more:

Funds will be used to help cover the costs of the regatta entry fee, flights and accommodation. We really appreciate any donations that can be made. If you would like to know more about us, we would love to talk further: ‘

Help the team get to Helsinki –  Give a little page HERE


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