The third Gathering on the Bay – the annual meeting of Women Who Sail Australia – kicks off on Friday, 5 April 2018, in Nelson Bay with workshops in navigation and splicing.
Intrepid women who spend the rest of the year sailing and communing whenever they have the chance, and meeting up in small groups in anchorages or races or at sundowners, will spend the weekend honing their skills in subjects that include weather prediction, provisioning, diesel engines, environment care and safety. Other presenters will speak about their particular knowledge of specific cruising grounds or talk about the charitable work that gives their cruising higher purpose.
Speakers include Lisa Blair, Australia’s first solo circumnavigator of Antarctica, and the founder of Women Who Sail international group, Charlotte Kaufman.
Not least, the Gathering will raise funds through donations and a charity auction for Eyeglass Assist, Marine Rescue Port Stephens and Sailors with DisAbilities.
All women who sail are welcome. For tickets visit www.stickytickets.com.au.
… there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.- Ratty to Mole in The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame