Indian Harbor has a proud tradition of supporting women's sailing. In 1927, Lorna Whittelsey won the first of her five Adam's Trophies . Since that time other women have excelled including Marie Curry and Barbara Hogan, the first women to compete as skippers in organized team racing in Bermuda; Betty Foulk who won the Adams Trophy in 1967 with clubmates, Dorothy Preston, Sue Ann Shay and Sue Whitmor,and Carolyn Nye, daughter, granddaughter and great-grandaugher respectively of Commodores Karin, Richard B. and Richard S. Nye who, in 2008, was inducted into the Collegiate Sailing Hall of Fame.

Women's Sailing Program

The Women's Sailing Program at Indian Harbor is all about getting women out on the water, meeting other IHYC women, and improving one's 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 women the opportunity to go sailing. There will be learning sessions and racing clinics, Women's Sail-Around-Sundays, casual no-spinnaker supper series with other clubs and women's racing events on Long Island Sound plus 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 Interclub Supper Series and Finals

Women's Supper Series

The Women's Supper Series started under Tim Johnson, IHYC Sailing Director in the 1990's to foster interclub sailing among western Long Island Sound clubs:  Current participating clubs include Indian Harbor, Riverside, American, Larchmont and Old Greenwich. Clubs enter two teams of two women.  Racing is non-spinnaker.  Following the racing, each club hosts a racing debrief and dinner. The event allows for the women in the area to get to know each other and share sailing experiences.

Women's Interclub Supper Series Finals
In 2013, at the winter women's sailing program leaders' meeting in Pequot, it was discovered that the Eastern District had followed the Western's Supper Series and it was decided to hold a Finals combining the two groups.  Where should we initiate the event?  Alix Hahn from American YC said to Karen Lau, "Indian Harbor, because you guys have the best food!"  So it was decided to inaugurate a Finals event the second Tuesday in July, and to include more than just sailors by offering spectator boats and a "supper" to all supporters of women's sailing.

2017 Calendar

Indian Harbor:  Tuesday, May 23
Riverside:  Wednesday, May 31
American:  Wednesday, June 14
Larchmont:  Tuesday, June 21
Old Greenwich:  Tuesday, June 27

Join us for the Finals & Supper
The Women's Interclub Supper Series Finals will be at Indian Harbor, Tuesday, July 11.  Spectating opportunities will be available for those not racing with "supper" to follow!  For more information, contact Karen Lau.


Ladies Sunfish Sailing

Open to all women members, Ladies Sunfish sailing takes place every Tuesday beginning in June and ending in August. The ladies meet on the West porch at noon to lunch, then spend the afternoon racing until approximately 4pm. Libation and camaraderie follow at our namesake bar - where afternoon races (and everything else!) are discussed. Old salts and new can join a variety of Sunfish events that are fun and good exercise. For those interested, club boats are available: remember: you're the captain and the crew!