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Women's Racing Association

The purpose of Women’s Racing Association:
To create a supportive environment for women to learn to race, refine their racing skills, and have fun on the water!

The Program:
1. Rent an Ideal 18 or use your own
2. Sign up as a skipper, crew or both
3. WRA member boats will start with the Ideal 18 fleet
4. Training will be held on Mondays in May and June
5. A volunteer chase/coach boat will be provided on Thursdays
6. Chalk talks after Thursday races

WRA Ideal 18 Rental Program:
Costs: RYC Members: $375 
Non-Members: $600 

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Six club owned boats are dry sailed and are reserved for WRA members each Thursday, beginning May 11th where we will practice on our own race course with starts and races.

Call Holly Stevens at (342-5511 x 37) to reserve a boat. Boats are reserved on a first come/first serve basis.
There must always be an experienced sailor, whom is a member of RYC, on board.

The first training session for the season, with our coach will be held on Monday May 8th and on the following Mondays- 5/15, 5/22 Plan to meet at the boats at 5pm.

Thursday night racing starts at 6:30 pm. You will need to arrive by 5:00 pm to rig the boats. Plan on leaving the dock no later than 5:30 pm. Typically, on a Thursday, there will be 3 races.

1. Women’s scoring will be for the Thursday Ideal 18 Club Racing Series only.
2. Skippers are scored separate from crew. (This allows flexible pairing of participants)
3. Series: You must participate in 60% of the races in a series to qualify for the series.
4. Overall: You must participate in 60% of all club races to qualify for the overall.

Three perpetual trophies:
i. Best Overall WRA Skipper
ii. Best Overall WRA Crew
iii. Most Improved

Questions?: Contact Pam Patton at 353-1928, email pjdped@gmail.com or Holly Calderon at Hollie.Calderon@jpmorgan.com or (585) 703-5435.
Fleet Manager:  Holly Stevens can be reached at hstevens@rochesteryc.com with any boat maintenance concerns.