The Marinassess has been conducted annually since 1996, however with the increased participation of all women in sailing crews, a new format was implemented to assist with the broadening of women's sailing skills. The regatta is an opportunity for women sailors to participate in a fun but competitive match racing environment and for many of the competitors, it may be their first match racing regatta experience.
Former CYCA Commodore and Marinassess managing director John Messenger said: "We have supported this event since its inception because we believe it is very important to foster the competitive nature of women in sailing.
This event is open to 10 teams, with four or five female crewmembers (weight limit applies), and aims to consolidate their summer training skills in a regatta environment
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