Yacht Club

Women's Sailing

Women's Sailing Program (WSP)

The Women's Sailing Program at Indian Harbor is all about getting you out on the water, meeting other IHYC women, and improving your overall IHYC experience. Whether you used to sail, are currently sailing, or watched from ashore and always wanted to give it a try, the Women's Sailing Program will give you many opportunities to go Ideal 18 sailing. There will be learning sessions and racing clinics, Women's Sail Around Sundays (WSAS) and casual no-spinnaker supper series with other clubs, and women's racing events on Long Island Sound with introductions into big boat sailing. It's also a great way to learn about what's going on, both socially and sailingly :-) at IHYC.

Women's Sailing Around Sunday (WSAS)  
Casual Sailing 
followed by lunch on the West Porch "Women's Sailing around on Sunday" for all women sailors in FOS program. Matching experienced women skippers with beginners, summer women members encouraged to participate. Dates TBD

Women's Interclub Supper Series Final:  Tuesday, July 12
Racing/Spectator Boats followed by dinner along the Seawall
The 3rd annual Supper Series Finals - all IHYC women invited to watch on spectator boats as teams of women sailors from 12 different local clubs compete in Ideal 18s. Elegant buffet dinner to follow on the seawall (~ 8:00 pm). Spectator boats will be available! Join us even if you are not a sailor!  

Long Island Sound Women's Championships (Ideal 18): These regattas are sailed with spinnakers and allow us to compete amongst the finest women on the Sound. Our goal is to enter at least one IHYC team in each event. 
• Queens Cup: American YC                                                          Sat. July 9th

• Pequot Yacht Club Women's Regatta: Pequot YC                    Thurs. July 14

• Morgan Cup: Cold Spring Harbor/Seawanhaka YC                  Sat. July 23

• Gillespie Regatta: Norwalk YC                                                      Sat. July 30

• Mendez Trophy Ladies Invitational Regatta: Larchmont YC   Sat. Sept. 17

The 3rd Annual Lorna Whittesley Women's Invitational Regatta 
Sat/Sun Sept 10/11,  This is our 3rd women's championship at IHYC in honor of Lorna Whittelsey who won the Adam’s Cup (US Women’s National Championship) under the Indian Harbor Burgee five times in (1927, 28, 30, 31 and 34) when she was quite young. The trophy and the event are to encourage friendly competition among women at a regional/national level. 
Event Master of Ceremonies: Rear Commodore Karin Nye
Event Co-Chairs: Pepper Anderson and Karen Lau 

Ladies Sunfish Sailing: If you're interested in sunfish sailing, the Ladies Sunfish Sailing begins in June and meets on Tuesdays for lunch at 1200 and racing in the afternoon. They are also planning to sail around on Thursdays. Visit their webpage for more details.     Chair: Karen Lau - kllau6@gmail.com