The National Sailing Academy took part in Steering the Course | The Women's Sailing Festivals on Sunday with more than fifty women enjoying the time on the water. Trysail sessions, Kayak races and the first Women’s Dinghy Regatta were all part of a fantastic day.
The first Kayak race included six paddlers who raced from the NSA dinghy dock to Blake Island, around it and back again. The race was won by Ruleta Camacho- Thomas in an amazing 29 minutes and the shorter course rounding the channel marker at the Catamaran Marina was won by Diedy Minors in 23 mins.
Following three groups of Try Sailing women enjoying a cruise around the harbour for the first time, eight teams lined up on the start line for the Women’s Regatta. Three teams raced RS Ventures, with Christen Potter taking first place, and of the five times racing RS Zests, Imani John Polanco and Isla Brookes came first. As helm, Imani was the lucky winner of a Locman Italy watch from the Mare range.
It was all smiles as a group shot was taken and lots of happy women promised to return to continue to improve their sailing skills. We look forward to welcoming all women to ‘ Women on Water’ which takes place every Saturday at 4 pm at a cost of EC$40 or individually people can book to come back for casual or more formal RYA lessons.